When I left the states for Australia, I never imagined or planned an around the world adventure.
It’s true. My around the world unfolded in a way I never expected.
I said no to returning to The States and started an impromptu solo journey. I visited 6 countries in this order: Australia, New Zealand, a second visit to Australia, Bali (Indonesia), Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and The Netherlands.
I’ve selected 5 photos from each country I visited along this 6 month adventure. Enjoy.
I used to love the quote: “Live the life you’ve imagine, go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” After this trip I’m not so sure I agree with that quote. In no shape or form did I ever dream up this trip, it came together thanks to a series of forks in the road and saying “yes” and “no” along the way.
I’d always wanted to visit Bali, but I never would have imagined I’d have the chance to visit Bali after spending 6 weeks in New Zealand and then head to Ireland for the summer. So I suppose what this around the world journey taught me was to have a few dreams here and there, but also to be open to other possibilities.
And at the end of the day, go with your gut and what feels right.
For now my gut is telling me to soak up my hometown, strong coffee, and the Oregon raindrops. I look forward to sharing more stories and images along the way.
Stay tuned for future adventures.
Written in: my hometown of Eugene, Oregon (Track Town USA) at my favorite coffee shop