Why I'm Excited To Go Travelling

04 July 2017


Making a new travel post every Tuesday is more tricky than I thought it was going to be, considering I don't go anywhere due to trying to save my money. But, I'm really proud of how I'm doing so far, and it makes me really think each week about what I can write about!

This week I thought I'd write a post about why I'm so excited to go travelling next year!

1. Going to places I've always wanted to go to.
Okay, okay, so I could literally go to Europe any time I like, but did you know I've never been to France before? Or Italy? Germany? Poland? I've only been to various places in Spain and Amsterdam! I'm so excited to get the chance to venture out to places I've always dreamed of getting to see, of getting to practice my language skills, and learning new languages. I'm also really excited to go and visit Joanne (who I lived with during my year at University) in her home town and get to actually snowboard properly!

What you might not know though, is that I don't want to visit Hawai'i for the heat, I'm more excited about getting to visit the volcanic island, and it's been a dream of mine for about 13 years to learn how to surf in the state!

2. Independence.
So, I am a pretty independent person, but when it comes down to it, most of what I do, I tend to rely quite heavily on other people. Whilst I'm learning how to get out of that mindset at work (supervisor), there's still a long way to go. And I think that having to problem solve and make plans for myself will definitely help me along the way.

3. Meeting new people.I'm an introvert, but I really enjoy getting to meet new people, because you never know the impact they'll have on you! (casually links back to my post about things I've learned from others, don't mind me.) I'm excited about getting to hear everybody's stories, and to gain new perspectives on life. I've heard that through travelling, you make friends for life, and that's exactly what I'm hoping to gain the most!

4. Telling my story.
Related to the previous point, I'm so excited about getting to tell my story. In a way, I'm going to be an ambassador for Scotland. For some people I'm going to meet, they'll have never meet anyone from Scotland before, so I'm excited about carrying the weight of making a good first impression along with me. I held this weight when Joanne and I met for the first time, and considering we're still friends and living together was really easy, I'd say I can do it pretty well!

5. Finding myself.
I wouldn't be Gail if I didn't finish this post on a cliche, but I'm excited to find out a bit more about myself. They say that you learn the most through challenging situations, and so hopefully, this will show me my inner strength.

Have you ever planned a long term trip? Or are you thinking of going on one? What did you/are you hoping to learn from it? Do you think there's anything I missed out?

Until next time, be excellent to each other.

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