There are so many things going through my head every day that sometimes I forget if I've already thought of something. I'm pretty overwhelmed between working, blogging, and trying to do ANY planning for what is likely to be the
Biggest Trip of my Life!!
Amidst all of the chaos, I am constantly reminded of what I am most excited about. Not only am I going to Ireland for two years, travelling, and trying all sorts of new things, but I am also dropping down to part time work. That might sound daunting to some of you, but I've literally worked my whole life away (minor exaggeration) and the prospect of having more time for myself is so exciting.
Under the stipulations of my program, I am entitled to work part time hours to help fund any travelling / living expenses I'll incur. I've worked full time hours since I was 15 / 16 years old and have really never taken any kind of break. Even now, I'm working both jobs and up to 65 hours a week which I'll tell you is extremely exhausting. I'm super grateful to have some pretty amazing people to work with every day, makes working a lot so much more enjoyable!
Anyways, working so little in a new country will truly be a remarkable experience. Having time to focus on my blog more and dive into more videos / travel vlogging is exactly what I need at this point in my life. I truly love blogging and learning / sharing new things all the time and I can't imagine a better opportunity to truly put my all into blogging and really taking care of myself.
Every day I wake up and think about all the scary things about the trip, but at the end of the day I'm always reminded of the opportunities I'll soon be encountering. I'm just so ready for this step in my life and I can't wait to get things going despite being so anxious :p