Hello fellow Globetrotters!
Earlier on this year, or more directly right at the beginning of it, I said something about wanting to start posting not only travel related blogposts (or maybe to just try different things).
And then things happened. I had known that I would be busy with school.
But just not that busy. The time mostly got consumed by learning for exams and at other times I just felt like I needed to do just nothing to balance the stress out again. I will have to admit, I don’t deal too good with stress.
And so with everything going on, it didn’t seem possible to write more blogposts.
I won’t say that it would have been impossible, because I don’t like to say that. But at the end of everything, this blog is a place where I want to enjoy myself. And I don’t want to force publishing more and more just to keep growing. I would be doing just the same thing, even if no one would read my posts.
But now that I have more time at hand, I really want to try to work on other blog posts.
But none the less, I won’t promise anything here, as I know myself.
With years and years to come, I would like to have something to look back at this time period of my life. To be able to understand what was going on in my mind and for it felt like to me to grow up.
I am now 18 years old and just graduated high school a few months ago.
I don’t want to go to university or learn a profession right away, as in my opinion it is important to take a step back from the safe routine you had in school and get to know that there is more out there.
And ok, I will admit, I also wouldn’t know what I should be doing. I have a few ideas in my mind, but nothing that feels completely right to me and that I would be sure of.
I am taking “a year off”.
My plan is to let this year go by with exploring, stepping out of my comfort zone and learning things about life. Getting to know myself on a whole new level.
The longest time I ever spend travelling completely on my own, were two weeks in Ireland in the summer of 2016.
Some might know, that during the time I took part in WWOOFing (farmwork) , which is something I am planning on doing for most part of the coming months.
My first stop is Ireland – again.
I decided to start this year of adventures with things a bit more relaxed, a country that I love and am at least to a very small amount familiar with.
My flight was booked for the beginning of September and the month after that I am planning on hiking the Kerry Way and the Dingle Way (long-distance-trials).
Once I completed that, I will be working and living on three farms until December.
I haven’t sat myself an exact date as to when I have to/ want to be back in Germany.
I promised to be back in Bremen, my hometown, for some time in December and January, and I will definitely be back home for Christmas.
Now, with almost a month into this “adventure”, I am glad to know that at the end of the year I will be home. Because right now, three months or more does sound like a long time.
I am looking forward to finding out, what the next months have in store for me. The weather up here surly will only get worse, especially with autumn and then winter rolling around.
For some people, it may sound strange as to why I would want to go to Ireland in the colder months and not to some other parts of Europe.
And I thought about doing that, it was actually my plan to go to the south of Europe after October and do some farm work there.
But I couldn’t decide which country to go to. And even though I would love to visit that area some day for longer, I don’t feel as comfortable with travelling alone in the south.
I can’t really explain you why and I am definitely not speaking of any safety reasons as a woman for example but to me the South of Europe sounds more like a holiday-destination with other people.
And I know that someday I will travel there on my own but not right now.
Not on my first big journey on my own. At least not in 2017.
And anyways I find it important to stay in one place for a longer time, in order to really get to know the people and the way a country works.
Who knows what the next year will hold for me? I clearly do not.
I know as much as that I want to go to Great Britain for a few months, a few months to Scandinavia and probably do some more farm work and maybe even another hiking trail.
I hope to be able to update this blog more frequently in the coming weeks and months and hope that you will stick around for my journey.
If there is anything you want to know about me or something along those lines I would very much enjoy doing a Question-and-Answer-post in the near future. Just leave your questions in the comment section and I will see what I can do.
When I am starting the farm work in October I should have a lot of free time that I will spend alone. When I am not just exploring the area or reading something, I will be stuck inside.
I never know how to end my blog posts but for the time, that should be it with my quick life- update.
See you soon (at our next destination)!