Here is my new all female team that I will continue to travel the world with for the next few months. I really love these women and I am so excited to work with them this month in Ruse, Bulgaria. Last month the entire squad was together in Albania and next month we will be heading to Romania. The rest of the year will consist of three months in Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda) and finally China and the Philippines. This year is just flying by and I can hardly believe that I am already five months into this journey.
We decided to call our team “strength in variance” We are all very different people but I know that these differences are what will make us so powerful as a team. Who knows….Bulgaria may be the best month yet!!!
Time seems to be rushing past me while at the same time standing still. Does that make sense?
As you may or may not know…in 2 weeks I will be preparing to leave the country for a year on a journey called The World Race. On January 4th I will be meeting up with my team and spending a few days in D.C. before flying out to Honduras. I am really starting to get anxious, nervous, scared, along with so many other emotions that I haven’t experienced in quite a while. I know that in the course of my entire life 11 months is simply a small piece but it will certainly be a challenge to acclimate myself to a new style of living. Meaning… living out of a 5o pound backpack for the year. Yes, that’s correct.
I don’t think that anyone would ever label me as “outdoorsy” so the process of buying airporters, footprints, backpacks, compression sacks, sleeping pads, and headlamps has been a unique experience. To be honest, I think that most of my friends and family are still shocked that I am doing this. As the girl who cried before going to summer camp…very few people could have foreseen that I would willingly be living out of a backpack for a year!
The countries that I will be living/working in include: Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, China & Philippines. Definitely shoot me an email or leave me a comment if you have ever lived or traveled to any of these countries. I would love to hear about your experience!
Here is my first attempt at packing! There is actually still some room in the pack but I’m still trying to decide what clothes I want to bring. Wish me luck on packing round 2!
To see my packing list check out my new WR Pinterest board
Don’t let fear prevent you from traveling to the places that you’ve always wanted to see!