What if the hokey-pokey is really what it’s all about? – Unknown

So, it’s come down to 20 days left until we leave and I think my excitement levels have lost momentum as I’m just at a point of are we there yet!?  All the major things have been sorted and organised and now it’s just down to how many grundies (aka granny undies) do we pack.

The last few months have been a roller coaster ride of excitement, stress, freaking out and god knows how many other emotions but we have persevered through it all and now here we are – 20 days out and I’m calm.  Through all of this there has been one thing that just keeps running through my head.  While making a lot of people extremely jealous, I have come across a fair few people that have said ‘I wish I had of done that when I was younger’ or ‘I’ve always wanted to do that’ and my response is always well why don’t you do it now?  Life always seems to get in the way of people actually living their lives and the way I see it, now is the time to get out of your comfort zone and explore the world and do the things you really want to do!  Your life will be there waiting for you when you come back.  I will be putting my personal life, my job and my finances on hold for 4 months and when I come back, I will probably be working 5 jobs to pay off my trip – but it will be totally and utterly worth it.

So, to all of you that keep putting off the things you really want to do, don’t.

-Michelle

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A Travel Quote…

I’m getting quite excited now as we have only got 23 days left until we leave Australia.  I stumbled across this quote which I thought summed up exactly how I feel about travelling…

– Michelle

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”
― Pico Iyer