What I’m going to miss

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now.. It could put a massive dampener on my excitement for leaving and definitely make a small part of me want to hold on to my family, friends and the door frame of my front door very tightly and never leave. I’ve never taken a solo journey out of my town, let alone my country! I’ve never lived without my parents for more than a long weekend at Reading Festival (that’s 5 days for those of you who don’t know). I don’t know any languages, past the basics of French. I’ve never been on a longer flight than 8 hours. And aside from 2 trips, I’ve never been outside of Europe.

Here goes. I’m going to miss..

Television – as sad as it is, I love sitting in front of the tv at night. I cry at everything!

My lovely double bed.

Not having to pay for food and a place to stay at night – living with my mum certainly has it’s perks.

Having a routine – even if it is getting up early in the morning and going to a job I’ve never felt passionate about.

Calling or texting the people I love whenever I want. And for that matter, seeing them too!

Being in a familiar place.

My adorable, but insane cat.

Driving – this is one I already miss not using it saves me £200 a month, at least!

And my wardrobe! – narrowing my clothes down to fit in a backpack is going. to. kill. me.

..Why am I doing this again?




But once I think about what I’m gaining..

A plethora of memories, photographs, new friends (hopefully) and experience being by and trusting myself.. It doesn’t seem *too* much to give up for a relatively small amount of time in comparison to the 19 or so years I’ve already lived. I’m sure my parents wouldn’t agree with this thinking! But they’ve got to let me go sometime, and somewhere, right?

How did you feel when you left for your rtw? Or even your first solo trip anywhere?

2 Responses to “What I’m going to miss”
  1. Chris says:

    you’ll forget all about these things once you’re on the road – you’ll simply miss double beds and having a healthy bank balance :P

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