Back in California, back to reality...kind of...
Trip Start Sep 28, 2006
99Trip End May 04, 2007
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I decided that I didn't want to deal with cleaning or unpacking. It was a perfect Spring day, and I had weeks of unplanned days (which is both wonderful and scary at once) to tackle that disaster awaiting me in my room
So, you may be asking yourself if my time abroad was in fact a panacea for my quarter-life crisis. Well, no trip can solve everything, at least not permanently. I still feel lost and anxious about my future. I still have no idea what I want to do with myself career-wise. I still like my material things and can't wait to get back into shape. But on the whole, I feel better. Infinitely happier and healthier. More confident, comfortable, and relaxed. Far more prepared to tackle whatever lies ahead, to deal with whatever challenges come my way. Less anal about everything. My perspective has changed dramatically, which is apparent simply by comparing my early blog entries with my later ones. I look back and am embarrassed by some of the things I wrote! I feel this crazy, positive energy that I will hold onto it for as long as possible! I really do feel like anything is possible at this moment...
My 8 months are up and I am back in California now with very little money to my name, but believe me, the journey certainly has not ended...