One Year Earlier…

photo by Taryn S.
photo by Taryn S.

About a year ago, life events triggered the decision to take some time off “work life” and travel for some months. It had been an idea that was in my mind for a while, but I had never taken the leap. I love traveling, like many people do, but I had never dedicated a long period of time to just go with impulses and experience different countries for a longer period of time.

My rebellious side decided it was going to be a time to “live in the now” and just see how things went.

So after some research and mostly random impulsive decision making, I decided that I would quit my job at the end of March and  travel to Nepal for three months. I committed myself to volunteer for the first two and then I had a month to see other cities and places. (I’ll dedicate a post to my time in Nepal later).

I bought a ticket from Vancouver to England and then a return ticket from England to Nepal, with the intention of maybe traveling through Europe after I was done with my stint in Nepal (have to admit that buying the return ticket just made me feel “safer”). What I didn’t know then, was that I would fall in love with the idea of traveling through Asia a little longer and that the opportunities to travel to Thailand, Cambodia and China would present themselves.

So this is how my year of traveling and changing the course of my life began.  I’m still in the process and still not sure where this is taking me, but the ideas of “what next” that I have in my head are there because I gave myself the chance to do something I was wanting to do for a long time. I’m looking forward to seeing how the next few months pan out.

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One thought on “One Year Earlier…

  1. “Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
    And never mix up your right foot with your left.
    And will you succeed?
    Yes! You will, indeed!
    (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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