16 Days Till My Trip

by Alyssa Smith February. 27, 2017 1487 views

Hey Guys,

This is me, setting up my blog so that I can share my adventures with all my friends. I just bought my train passes...$1,800 dollars later I am that much closer to being able to see more of the world. The tantalizing fingers of anticipation are starting to niggle at the back of my mind. A much more demanding feeling, that I was not expecting (and doing my best to ignore), is the fear. This is my life long dream. I never expected to be terrified of accomplishing it. I suppose there are a few different things that scare me; the biggest one being change. Change is nearly always uncomfortable. This trip is the first thing that I am doing all on my own. I'm paying for it out my pocket, I'm going alone, I'm carrying everything on my back, this is all me; I am going to be a different person when I get back. This is what they call a life changing experience, but I've just gotten to know myself in the past couple years; now I'm going change? That scares me. My life may not be perfect right now, but I am comfortable in it. I know what to expect and how to handle. I like to pretend that I am adventurous but the truth is, I like to be comfortable. I guess that's the human in me coming out haha. The thing is, the reasons I'm scared are the very reasons I'm going. I'm going to learn more about myself than I ever could here. I'm going to challenge myself, to push myself to the limit. I'm going to expand my horizons, to experience cultures and people in a way that is simply not possible here. I want to grow. I may be comfortable right now, and loathe to lose that comfort, but I can feel the subtle push for bigger things. I want more in life. I'm going to reach out and grab it with two hands. This is the first step in molding my world.

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Bonnie Drager 3 years, 11 months ago

With change & a little fear comes lots of growth! You can do this!!

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Shimna M 3 years, 11 months ago

Good luck on your trip and take loads of photos and make lots of memories...
Cherish and enjoy each and every moment and stay safe, healthy and happy.... <3

3 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jeff Burgert 3 years, 11 months ago

I am so excited for you, girl!! I'll be following your adventure and eagerly awaiting your entries!! Remember, vulnerability and authenticity transcend all culures and languages!! Reach out and you will find connection!! I am so very proud of you!

3 years, 11 months ago Edited
Alan James 3 years, 12 months ago

If you find yourself anywhere near Bordeaux, Nice, or Paris - let me know, I'll hook you up with relatives for you to get a good meal. Bon Voyage, mon amie!

3 years, 12 months ago Edited
Spade Tai 3 years, 12 months ago

Proud of you, a girl is doing a solo trip, looking forward to seeing more photos ;)

3 years, 12 months ago Edited
Sabina Ibrahimović 3 years, 12 months ago

Good luck on your trip, take care of yourself. I'll be glad to follow your blog.

3 years, 12 months ago Edited
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