This summer I’ve had so many friends study abroad. Whether it’s Italy, Spain, or England, my pals are globetrotting while I am trotting around my hometown. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my family, but at the same time, it has me wondering when I’m going to finally explore the world. Countless people have told me that I HAVE to get out and see the sights and I think ultimately, I’d be happier for it.
But here’s my dilemma. If I’m going to travel to Europe—especially to Italy—the last thing I want to do is be stuck in the library studying for a test. Just like I want to eat that gelato guilt-free, I want to explore a country guilt-free without an exam looming over my head. I know that many of you study abroad and I’m all for it if that’s what strikes your interest, but personally, I want to be free of textbooks, timelines, and tests when I make it out of the states.
Next summer, I want to travel. It’s high time. After being in stuck in bed the past three days after my wisdom teeth surgery (the recovery hasn’t exactly been a cake walk), I’ve been day dreaming about distant locations—hence this post. Whether it’s Italy, Australia, or Costa Rica, I am itching to instigate a foreign adventure. It’s time to break out of my comfort zone and get candid with other countries.
So I want your input. Where have you traveled and where do you want to travel in the future? What places have brought you the most happiness in your life?
Let’s hit the road!
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook