Our bags are packed. The checklist has been given the once-over, twice-over, thrice-over. The final details have been sorted and confirmed. I guess all that’s left to do now is throw grab the backpacks and board that first flight. The second last plane we are planning on taking for the next 3 years.
Usually in the lead-up to any trip, excitement builds until it consumes our every thought. In this case, the excitement is minimal. We appreciate the enormity of what we are attempting to undertake. However it seems like it is normal for us. We feel it is what we are meant to be doing, just like for the last 18 months we felt like we had to wake up to an alarm every morning to go to work to save for this trip. There just doesn’t seem to be any other alternative for us except to travel around the world. We have made our choices in life and this is what they are.
We have been very lucky in our lives to be surrounded by amazing people, both friends and family, who have supported us in everything we want to do. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today, and we wouldn’t be about to board a flight in a few hours to start this next adventure. Our thanks goes out to everyone around us who has helped us reach this point.
Neither nerves nor fears have managed to enter our thoughts in the last few months since we set a departure date. Like I said, this trip just seems to be the path we are meant to be on. I can’t imagine what else we would be doing if not this.
So as we finally commence this amazing journey, we are looking forward to all the exciting experiences we are going to encounter along the way. The inspirational people we will meet, the fascinating locales we will visit. But most of all, we are looking forward to what we are going to learn about ourselves. You never return from a trip, no matter how big or small, the same. We continue to grow as people and travel helps you grow in the most positive way possible.
Ok, maybe we are pretty excited!
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