There has definitely been a lack of wandering in my life in recent months. I haven’t had any trips to plan either! Since my trip to Canada I have held myself back on planning trips as having a two month holiday felt like more than enough, but I think my main motivation for that was because I was worried about how it would look to other people. But now I am realising that it is completely up to me what I spend my money on and when. I save a large chunk of my pay each month to be able to spend on going away and exploring as it is what I love to do!
But then buying a house took over and I thought that would see me through the rest of 2012 as an adventure in its own right. Unfortunately the completion has been put back a month or so I am feeling a little landlocked.
I want to plan a trip and am thinking Paris in Spring. However if my house get put back any further I might do a last minute trip there or to Austria or Germany for the Christmas markets in November/December (this would be in 2013 otherwise). So I am going to start planning these and add them to my Wandering Wishlist Page. I’ll decide once I have a more definite date for my house.
Money has been a big factor in my lack of wanderings and I have been using it as an excuse to either focus on my fitness, studying or doing nothing. I want this to end. There are plenty of things I can do for free or for very little cost (like transport).
I am a member of the National Trust, so I am going to make the most of my membership and head out to visit places I haven’t been to before.
- Uffington White Horse – 30th September
- Buscot Park – 30th September
- Stourhead – 7th Octover
- Cherill – October or November
- Ashdown House – October or November
I think from next year I will plan to go somewhere new every few months and then a big trip every few years.
Life is an adventure and I want to go exploring 🙂