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Somehow my life has turned into a series of amazing events. I’m not here to brag, but I would like to simply acknowledge that I have been fortunate so far in life. How you might ask? I’ve traveled bunches. Not just bunch, but bunches. The first time I boarded an international flight to Austria, I was a terrified young women. I was 19 years old, and I was studying abroad for 4 months. It was the first time I had been away from home for a long time. Yes, I cried. I cried a lot, and I actually got sick on the plane. Such is life. Now look at me. In less than a month, I’m moving to Berlin, Germany to pursue my dreams of traveling, living and studying abroad.

How did I get here? The closer I approach the take off date, I keep asking myself this question. This used to be only a dream. I would read fantastic travel blogs of women following their dreams abroad and succeeding. It. Blew. My. Mind. I wanted to be like them. It took time, two years to be exact, but I’m finally getting to the climax of my travel story.

Many people decide to pursue their dreams of traveling abroad in different ways. From my observations, some people take 2 to 3 trips a year to new countries. I’ve heard of people taking a gap year. I know people that have Au Paired abroad. Sometimes people will go study a new language for 6 months. My point being…there are countless possibilities in this world to pursue travel dreams. For me, the best scenario was choosing an outstanding program for my masters that encouraged me to think more global, live abroad and learn a new language. I basically hit three life goals in one giant, GIANT leap. I think I might still be landing from that leap.

I’m moving abroad to pursue my travel and career dreams. How cool is that? I’m here to tell you that it is quite possible for you to follow a similar dream. When I made this decision a year ago, yes it’s taken that long to make this happen, I started crafting different moving abroad plans and money options. I wanted to know what my options where exactly and how much they would cost me. I wanted to know what countries were the easiest to live abroad. I wanted to know how much I needed to save if I found a job abroad or if I didn’t. I researched the best banking options, saving options and found cheap flight tickets. I’m an analytical personality, so this type of planning might not be a surprise. It might also be WAY too much. However despite this length of planning, I did have failures. I set out on one path, and I was quickly roadblocked. I picked myself back up, and I continued on a new path. I believe traveling teaches you how to do this.

So after countless hours of working nonsense jobs, saving religiously, living in the parent’s house, taking on additional jobs and researching [RESEARCHING], I’m going and I can’t wait. Are you ready to follow this adventure?