Why I’m Leaving the U.S. Early

I’m going to Denmark!

I bought a ticket to Copenhagen on Tuesday. I put in my two weeks notice at work immediately afterward (seriously, within the hour) and now I’m frantically making an itinerary for a two and a half month trip to Europe. I started getting the feeling like I needed to go. I felt like waiting until February (my original start date for my round the world trip) was just creating this feeling of comfort. It’s hard to explain, but I felt like I was just not taking the whole thing seriously and I needed a kick in the butt. So I bought a ticket to Copenhagen.

This could be the scariest and most insane thing I’ve ever done; not only do I have two weeks to prepare, but I’ll be missing the holidays with my family and it is freezing in Europe during the winter! Even though it will be sad to be away from my family on Christmas, I feel like I’m doing what is right for me. Wish me luck 🙂



  1. November 26, 2015 / 12:20 am

    I have been “getting comfortable” too in regards to my own trip. I love how you nipped that by changing your plans to leave earlier. Your adventurous spirit is so infectious! I’m going to go on a few hikes this week and re-start my research so I can get back on track. I never imagined that I would have a lull like this, but it makes sense if there is a large space of time between when you commit to going on a trip and when the trip actually takes place.

    You rock Amanda!

    <3 Lauren

    • November 29, 2015 / 6:30 pm

      Thank you Lauren! YOU rock!! I am so excited to see your journey. I would love to do something like what you are doing when I get back to the states! I can’t wait to see all of your adventures 🙂 <3

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