I cannot count the number of times I reread this motivational email on my trip (when I actually had an internet connection).
I’m sure if you had calmed down or if you are back to freaking out. There is something about quitting your job without having another that is akin to a leap of faith. Jumping off a cliff without surveying the water below. I’ve felt that and the uncertainty that comes along with it, so I get it if you are all nerves. I hope you are mostly excited, though.
I just wanted to write you before you leave and tell you how completely jealous I am. I’ve been thinking about you this last week while I trudge through the misery of daily life/work and I admire your bravery. It’s not so much that what you are doing is particularly dangerous, but I think that choosing to travel solo is a brave and uncommon thing (for most people). It’s going to be such an amazing experience. I wish I were as brave as you because even if I had the money I can’t say that I would be able to get up the nerve to travel around a foreign continent on my own. Even though I secretly long to!
I hope that you have the time of your life! Once you are back let’s secretly plan to ambush J with a trip of sorts…even if we have to bind, gag and carry her away in the night to do it.