How do you want look back at this trip when you’re older? What will you tell people?
I think this trip is a grand adventure and I hope I can look back fondly. Each trip I have taken offers something to discover about a new place and simultaneously provides an opportunity for self exploration. I hope I will look back at this trip in the same way. It is the biggest and most ambitious one yet, and I think it represents my idea of what is most important to me. I’m leaving a job that I like quite a bit – no doubt a decision which will confuse a lot of people. I’m putting career and money on the line for something that I think is more important. I hope that when I look back at this trip from an older age, I will have no regrets and congratulate my younger self on the decisions that were made.
While I’m sure there will be a lot of specific stories from this trip, which I will most likely tell to my friends and family until they’re bored… mostly I will encourage other people to see the world at every opportunity presented to them! I believe traveling forces you to look at the world, and at yourself, critically. This is certainly something that has universal benefit.