About

Jacob and I in Jasper, Alberta, Canada Summer 2011

Doing it today so I won’t regret it tomorrow

At 23 years old, I have done everything I’m “supposed” to do:

  • Complete high-school
  • Go to University
  • “Move-out”
  • Get a University Degree
  • Get a job, or go back for more school

Graduation 2010

After University, I panicked and I went back for more school. After 2 months of Journalism school, I felt lost. There was no doubt I could be a Journalist. The problem was that I no longer felt the drive to be a journalist. I was tired of school. I was tired of sitting in a classroom talking about life instead of living it.

Journalism girls together 2011

So, I made a promise to myself: Europe 2011.

The year 2011 came and went. I made excuses: “I don’t have the money”; “I don’t have anyone to travel with”; “I don’t want to leave my boyfriend”; “I’m afraid to fly”‘; “I’ll go once I have the money”.

Anthony and I during our Rocky Mountain trip 2011

Well, I didn’t follow through on my promise, and I was a little disappointed in myself. So, instead of making another false promise for Europe 2012, I instead forced myself to go; I booked my flight overseas.

September 5, 2012 I fly into Dublin, Ireland.

As of today (March 5, 2012) I don’t have all of the necessary funds. I have no idea where I want to go or what I want to see. I don’t understand the transit system, and I’ve heard an overwhelming amount of advice which is informative and sometimes scary (what the hell is couch surfing!?). But, I made myself a promise, and this time I’m going to follow through.

Costa Rica 2012. 23 years old and finally ready to travel!

So follow me on my journey as I fumble through my twenties and fly across the world in search of that magical “purpose” in life. I love food, art, music and hidden treasures; all of which I plan to share with you along the way!

Dad and I at the Grand Canyon 2009

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    • Hey Edna! Thanks for the support. I’m really excited (nervous, anxious, petrified etc). to go, and can’t wait to share my experience with everyone! I just joined 20SB yesterday–I love the feeling of a community it provides.

  1. 26 days to go. Excitement starting to build, uncertainty too. Suitcases, shopping lists and passport ready – and work, work, work, trying to get the funds together. Yes! That’s how I started too, back in April 1972. Good luck – and have lots and lots of fun … šŸ™‚

    • Thanks! Expect some questions maybe right before I leave — and definitely while on the road! I’ll take all the advice I can get!

  2. Hey, Taylor. Thanks for following my blog. I’m going to follow yours as well, and here’s why. I am also 23 with a dream of traveling, but have decided to put roots down instead. Can I live vicariously through your journey?

    Sonya

    • How fitting! You can live vicariously and I can longingly wish that I had a place to set down my roots šŸ™‚ Both are choices we have made, but neither is better than the other.

  3. Good luck with your travels. I’m coming along for the ride. You can have too much advice so I’ll say nothing more but I’m here if you need me (except 27th Sept-11th Oct when I’ll be footloose in Portugal)

    • Gracias! Thank-you! It has been an amazing experience so far šŸ™‚ if you ever have the opportunity book a flight to spain– once you’re here it’s fairly inexpensive šŸ™‚

    • Hey Tisha! Thank-you so so much! Sorry it took me so long to respond, I have been MIA trying to figure out my next step, which may or may not be another trip. Maybe it’s time for a career? Oh the joys of being twenty-something! xx

      • No worries! Good luck on making the decision.. it’s always hard for me to decide anything over “taking another trip!” šŸ˜‰

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