-110

It’s currently 10:30pm and I am surrounded by travel guides and scraps of paper with travel dreams scribbled out on them. In exactly 110 days, I’ll be starting my great adventure and taking off on the most terrifying/thrilling year (or more) of my life.

 

I’m trying to plan out my travels, this blog, and the remaining 110 days I have in this country. Am I freaking out? Yes. Am I excited? Yes. I’m trying not to let my anxiety get the better of me and go about all of this calmly. It’s tough to do some daily things when anxiety threatens to take over at any time, but thats just the thing. Yes, it can take over you, but you can also learn to roll with it. I’ve been trying to either ride it out, like when you’re body surfing in the ocean and you’re just riding on a wave, or not let it get me. It’s tough to do both of these things, but this trip will definitely be the test for it all.

 

Now for the good stuff…

 

First stop…..CANADA!

I’m joking…sort of. Since I live so close to the Canadian border, and flights out are so much cheaper, I decided to fly out of Toronto.

From Toronto, I’m flying to…ICELAND!!!

Originally I was going to fly straight to Edinburgh, but it is actually cheaper to fly to Iceland, spend two days there, fly to Edinburgh, and spend four days there. I never thought I would want to go to Iceland, but when the opportunity presented itself, who was I to say no? This has been such  joy to plan out. I’ll be in Iceland for two days and I already have the long days filled with fun activities. While I’m only spending two days there, I thinkI have a pretty decent plan.

Day one will be exploring Reykjavik, day two is a day tour I found online. I’ll be sure to tell you all about it once I actually get there.

After my two days galavanting around the green island of Iceland, I’ll fly to Edinburgh for the wedding. Now, I’ve been to Edinburgh a couple times before but there are still a few things I want to do there. Thankfully I’ll have a day there before my friends arrive from the states and wedding festivities ensue. It’ll be so fun to hang out in Edinburgh and immerse myself in all it has to offer!

More travel details to come…

 

Look, I know this isn’t the most thrilling blog post, but this is my outlet. I had to share my excitement with someone so why not you, whoever you are? I’m so excited to take off on this trip and the few people I have told about it are excited for me as well. When I was playing around with this idea beforeI was greeted with a lot of negativity. Keeping this to myself has been a huge challenge, but it’s been beneficial because I haven’t wanted to back out. It’s kind of sad that I can be so easily influenced, and that is something I would love to change about myself. If you’re reading still, all I really want you to take away is that other people don’t define you, only you can do that. If you want to do something, go for it and do whatever it takes to do it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something or don’t deserve something. Take my advice with a grain of salt, but stay on this journey with me and I promise I’ll make it entertaining.

 

-M

 

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