How do you feel in the lead up to a big event? A race of a lifetime, your wedding day, the weeks before your RTW Departure date?!
Backpacks, hostels, travel guides, personal security, medications, vaccinations, blogs, technology, flights, quick-dry materials, sleep sheets, and the unknown.
Welcome to our world!
Above is a list of a very few of the things that are racing through our minds in the lead-up to our Departure. We are 3 weeks from departing on our world adventure and trying to stay clam, keep the excitement in check and resist the urge that is slowly rising within us to panic which is an hourly (not daily) challenge. However, We can not wait for this adventure, this once in a lifetime opportunity but let me just say – what an emotional rollercoaster!
So much to organise and do to make the most of our trip. It seems the more knowledge you gain and the more organised you are the more reality sets in and you realise what an adventure this is going to be…. it isn’t just a dream anymore.
Yes we are trying to ‘go with the flow’ but there are certain things you need to do and know before you head off for 12 months around the world. We are experiencing what seems to be a ‘crash course’ in world travel and backpacking and at the same time we still feel so unprepared.
There are moments when we second-guess ourselves and wonder what the hell we are doing but they are fleeting and quickly replaced by excitement and pure happiness. Making this decision will change our lives for the better and we cant wait to see what the road ahead will be.
The excitement grows by the day. Until the day comes when we are finally on the first plane away from home I think this emotional rollercoaster will continue as nothing can prepare you entirely for what will be, a life changing adventure.