It’s not something that I have to do, it’s not something that I need to do, it is purely just desire. A desire to see the world, to experience different cities and cultures and to wander where my feet take me.
Deciding to leave the bubble of comfort that I was living in would seem ridiculous and unnecessary to some. I had a wonderful family and great friends, a job that kept me solvent and I lived in a nice house surrounded by all the necessary comforts for day-to-day living.
But as I write this from an airport lounge about to depart on a way ticket to Europe, I am breaking out of that comfort bubble for the first time ever. Yes I have travelled before, but I have always gone back home. Today, I am going to create my own home and leave what I have behind. Saying goodbye to my family and friends was tremendously hard, but it’s nice to know that I’ll be seeing them soon as they visit me and I visit them, and also using the great thing that makes communication these days so easy, the good ole internet.
It is scary, exciting, exhilarating, terrifying and nerve-wracking all at once. But despite this, I feel that I am going to gain so much in return. Independence, maturity and a greater appreciation for the world, just to name a few.
So follow me as I embark on this new adventure, I keep this little blog updated as I go along.