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Courage …

Letting go and trust that your wings will carry you. That’s courage.

Today I’m courageous. Today I’m terrified. Today I’m the happiest girl in the world. Isn’t that amazing how all those feelings melt into one. One big grand emotion.

Someone else is going to stay in my apartment for a whole year, I have booked a flicght to my first destination and I’m sitting in my couch trying to comprehend the situation. It is really happening?I probably won’t be really sure until my flight arrives New York, John F Kennedy 9.25 PM 2 November 2016. New York, beautiful New York! How I’ve missed you.

That also means I’ll be on the road for the next 365 days. I just turned 58. For the past 58 years I more or less knew what would happen the next day. Suddenly I’m spreading my wings and I don’t have a clue what will happen tomorrow. The clothes I’ll be packing now are the clothes I’ll be wearing for the next 365 days. Give or take. That’s probably something most people in the world don’t have to worry about. What to wear tomorrow. They don’t own that many clothes so they won’t have to worry about what to wear tomorrow. That gives me a whole new perspective on how fortunate I am, being blessed with the level of education and wealth we have in my country. Sweden. That is probably the only thing I will be sure of for the year to come. The content in my tiny suitcase.

Courageous or not, I just have to keep track of one date. 30th of October 2017 I’ll open the door to my appartment after being away for a year. Hopefully my friends won’t have forgotten me. Hopefully I’ll still be in good health. Hopefully by then I’ll have a bunch of new friends around the globe, a mind full of new insights and experiences and my dearest friends will still love me.

More about what belongings I will bring in a future post. I will also be sharing tips and tricks on smart gadgets, how and where to keep important documents when traveling, about being a single traveler, how I got here and of course telling you about the trip itself.

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1 thought on “Courage …

  1. I’m very excited to read all your news and see the amazing photos that I know you’ll take… Yeahhh

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