For twenty-two years I have been living within my comfort zone. I’ve stayed close to home and I’ve only traveled along the east coast. But recently I’ve being feeling fernweh, the craving to travel. Sometimes, just living your life is not enough. There is a quote by Robin Sharma, “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life”. That quote hit me and shook me around a bit and made me see the bigger picture, I have to step out of my comfort zone and try new things if I want my life to be something that is worth it.
In nine days I will be a part of a different culture, experiencing routine activities for the first time; Eating, socializing, exploring and going to school. As the days wind down and the trip creeps closer, my emotions are going crazy. As a future teacher, a fresh explorer and a lover of the world, this adventure is going to be just what I need to kick start the rest of my life.