This is a post I’ve been meaning to post for weeks, but as you can probably guess based on my last post, my life has been a little crazy lately and I have just been all over the place trying to find out my options. On top of all that, I am struggling big time with my classes and there is like a 98% chance I will not actually be able to attend next semester and that has me a little bummed. Honestly, I am trying, but school is just not for me. I have always been someone who learns more through experience than out of textbooks, so maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world.
Putting all that aside though, I have awesome news! Travel plans are finally being formed for late December/early January… I will be headed back to LA the day after Christmas and flying up north to Vancouver on the 28th and coming back down on the 5th of January! Flights have been booked and plans are being made. Some things on my list of things to do include snowboard lessons (hoping to not die in the process… but I guess that’s what insurance is for. :p), eat all the poutine, watch the New Year’s firework show, take a day trip to Whistler and another day trip to Victoria, and general exploring of the city, and hiking in the nearby parks. If you have been to Vancouver, tell me what I should do! I am open to everything!
As I prepare for this trip, I can’t help but think about all the firsts I am crossing off my list for sure. First time flying. First time being in another state (only for 6 hours though, layover in Arizona!). First time out of the country. First time couchsurfing, assuming I find a host… and even if I don’t, first time staying in a hostel! First time snowboarding (maybe).First time going somewhere I am completely unfamiliar with, without family or friends around for at least 1150 miles.
I am scared, mostly about the flying… but mostly I am excited. I can’t wait for this adventure!