My trip to Canada has evolved so much since I decided to go in January. I look at my life a lot differently than I did back at that time as well. I may have had depression, but it was diagnosed. I wanted out of my everyday life. I wanted freedom and less responsibilities. I wanted to get away from everyone who knew me as I thought that would let me discover who I really am.
Now I’m working to accept who I am. I look at things differently. I focus on making decisions based on how I feel, while trying to stop worrying about what other people think. I am really thinking about what I want from my life.
I want to travel and learn.
In order to do both of these things I need to work, and work hard. I like working hard and achieving things. I also like rewarding myself with adventures to new places.
Canada is not a new place. I have been there before. I want to go back, but for different reasons than before. I also want a break.
So I am shortening my trip down to about 6 weeks.
I thought about previous travelling I have done, and decided as I won’t be focusing on looking for work, 6-8 weeks is more than enough time.
I looked at what I want to do while away:
- Re-explore Vancouver and its changes
- Go Skiing and more in Whistler
- Visit Seattle and the surrounding area
I can split this into 2 weeks in each place easily. It won’t be like this in reality, but approximate timing is a staring point.
This also means I will take less of a break from work. This is the downside, but due to the current economic climate I feel lucky to have a job that will offer and allow me to take extended time off.
Another reason for changing my mind is that there are so many other places I want to visit! In order to be able to go to these places I need to save money. To be abel to save money I need a job. I have a job and that currently allows me to do this.
I also want to move out of my parents house. Soon.
My trip has been an adventure again and I’m more excited than I have been all year!