March 5: Starting fresh(ish)

 

Today marks just about two months since leaving my home in colorful Colorado, to embark on an incredible journey of Β full time slow travel with my family around the world. I originally started this blog to share interesting stories and experiences, and to give tips to other teens, travelers or anyone really. However, I don’t feel I have accomplished any of these things. I took a month long break from blogging because I needed time to think, accept, and adjust to my new life, which are things I have really struggled with in the recent past. I have been putting a lot of pressure on myself to appear as my life is perfect and I have been afraid to take this whole traveling-the-world thing seriously because it just didn’t feel real yet.

The title of my blog is Amateur World Travelr because yes, I am still figuring things out. I don’t know how to be a blogger or a traveler or an adult for that matter which is something I thought that first time travelers would be able to relate too, or that people would find interesting. Being a teenager in this type of lifestyle brings on a whole new set of challenges I hope to write about in the future.

So basically I wanted to start fresh. I want to use this blog as both a creative outlet and social tool. I hope I can share both positive and negative experiences. And most of all I hope that my experiences, hardships, stories, tips, and amateur-ness can inspire others to get out of their comfort zone, do something different, and learn new things too.

Thanks for reading, expect new things to come. πŸ™‚ -Izzy

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