Taking the Plunge
I had a serious case of the butterflies today. I don’t know what triggered it, but all of a sudden a mini panic attack came over me. Planning a RTW trip is easy when written down on paper, but after your brain realizes that you’re not bluffing, the nerves kick in.
How did I get over it?
I remembered all of the good times I’ve had while traveling to this date. I’ve climbed Mayan temples in Mexico, zip-lined across lush rain forests, snorkeled on coral reefs, been to a walk-in volcano and sailed through the Panama Canal. If I had allowed fear to stop me then, I would have missed out on countless opportunities, which I have fond memories of today.
Knowing fully well that in a few short weeks, I will be pushing my boundaries, being totally self-reliant for the first time in my life and landing in countries I’ve only seen on world maps is enough to make me a bit nervous. All I can do is focus on the great times that lie ahead, and courage will come eventually. I’ve dreamed of this trip for far too long, so butterflies aren’t going to change my mind! I’m taking the plunge into the unknown!