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Yesterday was definitely a needed day off from home life. I got out into the fresh sea air and was able to think about what I want for my future. I was able to clear all the negativity that has been swirling around in my head – I needed to talk it out (with people looking at me but whatever – if it helps to talk to yourself then do it!). The spider webs are clear, and my future is once again in sight.

I’ve been playing with the idea of challenging myself during my next travels. I want to only take overnight buses (saving myself accommodation costs), limiting my time in each place I go so that I can see more places (a whirlwind tour of European countries I’ve yet to see and are on my bucket list), and staying only in hostels (this is the biggest challenge as I snore a LOT and am not too much of a sound sleeper either – this will be a big hurdle for me). I have a general itinerary started and am trying to figure out timing with buses and trains – Europe definitely has more options than North America does to travel this way and much cheaper too!

Have you ever thought of challenging yourself when traveling? I did this when I went to Chile – I stayed in hostels in all places except for Santiago – after traveling for over 30 hours, I was glad I got myself an AirBnB for the week I was there. I needed that to recover from jetlag!

This begins my challenges list leading up to the big 60 in two years!