At the age of 25, I’ve started to feel like my life has become too comfortable and stable. This somehow feels premature–life is feeling a little too normal and routine too soon. Is there something wrong with normality? With comfort? Absolutely not. However I’m not quite ready to be normal. I am unsure I will ever be ready to feel normal. In fact, at this point in time I may even be afraid of normal.
So I’ve decided to change things before my life gets too comfortable. With nothing but a modest backpack and a one-way ticket to South America–I will take a giant leap from the normal, average, regular, ordinary.
How long will I be gone? To put it this way (and to steal an expression I once read on a blog somewhere)–my bank account represents the little pot of gold at the beginning of my rainbow. I’m going to ride that rainbow as far as it’ll take me. And because I intend to travel in a way that won’t require much money– I’ll keep going as long as I have the energy or “spark” to keep going.
This site is to serve as both a log of my travels for my family and friends who’d like to keep tabs on me–and to travel with me “vicariously” –and as a log of a deeper, more personal project. A project in which I push myself; to improve my writing, to learn Spanish, and ultimately to leave my comfort zone.
Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. – David Lloyd George
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. – Cynthia Heimel