According to the dictionary: To go from one place to another, as on a trip; journey
According to us: To get away from the business of life in order to revitalize oneself, all the while broadening one’s horizons.
Desiring… No. Needing to see the world before getting caught up in the vicious spiral that is life, Louis-Antoine, Emily and I decided to pack our bags and go. I admit it, setting your normal life aside for a month at 18 can be scary, that’s why we started planning as soon as the decision was made in order to avoid convincing ourselves to back down.
One of the many difficulties we encountered, even before we left, was choosing our destination. The thing we all agreed on was wanting to go someplace we were all strangers to, in order to really let go of all of our landmarks and thus have a blank canvas on which new memories could be painted, and where it would be possible for us to learn new things while being active. The problem is, the world is so vast that we didn’t know where to start. We therefore stopped searching and looked at each other. We circled the table saying which countries we had always wanted to visit and we were set. We would be going to Iceland and Ireland (that once letter difference was a total coincidence).
We knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Time wasn’t going to stop while we were away, we needed to plan a month’s trip in a short amount of time and we didn’t exactly pick the cheapest destinations, but we knew that if we wanted to go overseas, meet new people and experience once in a lifetime opportunities, it was now or never.
Looking back on it, we don’t regret interrupting our routine for a month in order to make the most of something we will remember for the rest of our lives. This is why we created this blog; to always have a token of our journey and help others who, although not knowing exactly how, wish to derail from their original path for a little while.
~ Ines ~