A few that made the cut from 4th of July weekend. That was a good, good weekend.
The problem is.. I can't remember if this was in Cambodia or Laos. Those are two different countries. COUNTRIES. And I can't recall which one it was. I guess that's the problem with traveling so much in such a short period of time, which I guess isn't a problem at all.
This one around-the-world trip I took two years ago (TWO!) still affects me to this day. I don't think I can go more than a day or two without being reminded of this trip in some way, and I love that. It holds such a dear part of my heart, as do all of the people I met during it. Especially a very select few. You boys know exactly who you are.
I've been feeling a strong urge to travel throughout the past few months, and now that I just spent the weekend in Chicago, I want to just keep going places. Next stop is Portland in just over a week. I am PSYCHED. And this time, for this trip, I'm not nervous at all. How could I be? I'll be with my best friend in the entire world: my sister.
Pitchfork, man. I was so nervous to go all alone. So nervous, but deep down I knew it would be fine. And you know what? It was fine. It was incredible. I met so many people. So many awesome people. People who I hope to see again, but even if I don't, people whom I will never forget. Sometimes being forced into doing something brand new -- something that terrifies you -- actually ends up teaching you so much about yourself. It becomes a refreshing experience that reconnects you with who you are and makes you feel stronger than ever. I have nothing but good feelings about the entire weekend. Even if I did get stranded in the pouring rain under a bridge in the ghetto with a $2,000 camera in my backpack and 3% battery life on my flip phone. Well it's an iPhone, but.