My mind has been fixated on only one idea since Saturday, and so I haven't been able to produce much of anything else to say. I am aching to get out of this place and see something different. I don't want to sit around in Seattle and wait for something exciting to happen. There are so many things I could do here that I know would make me content, but I want to go somewhere and do something exciting. I have been reluctant to announce it so publicly, as I don't know if it's going to work out yet. However, I hesitate to even whisper potential failure out of the fear of creating a self fulfilled prophecy. So, none of that!
I have dreams of traveling to so many places, and so to begin, I am planning to go South. I want to see Central and South America. I have proposed this idea to my sister, and she being my best and favorite traveling companion, agreed that it would be an amazing experience. Our two younger brothers might join us, too. If the four of us could go out into the world like that together, it would be a dream come true. So, if Ashley doesn't get into nursing school (both of us have conflicted feelings about this), then we will make our way southwards in January of next year.
It will be the perfect time to go. We will just be exiting the delight of the holidays and can escape the gloom and grey of another long, painful Seattle winter. I would like to travel for at least a month, but ideally longer. There are of course issues of how this will work logistically and financially, as my job will come to an end in September... But, if there is a will, there is a way!
It is very exciting to have something like this to strive for and look forward to. Even now, as the torrential rain pounds against my windows, I can easily slip into the reverie of foreign lands, warm weather and adventures abroad. They lift my spirits immensely. Also, I think this progesterone in a bottle is pure magic; I have been feeling a million times better - much more myself. Thank goodness.
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