“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor
I feel like I need to recite these words to myself over and over, everyday.
My biggest problem right now is that I worry WAY too much (about everything). However, what’s been really occupying my mind and exhausting my energies is my financial position for next year. After extensively (and continuously) breaking down my expenses to the smallest unexpected things, and aligning it with my weekly pay since half way through last year, I have managed to create a week-by-week budget in order to save up for my ICS. I’m the type of person that likes order. I like knowing exact details. I like planning. I like lists. I like seeing all the information in front of me in a comprehensive excel spreadsheet. I’m freaking pedantic about this shit – and it honestly drives me insane.
There are so many things that I DON’T know about next year and I swear it’s giving me anxiety – especially my finances. Now to be completely, 100% honest with you guys, I’m sure I already have more than enough money saved up to be able to pay for rent, groceries, transport etc. for next year (thank you, Madrid for being more affordable than Sydney!). BUT I’M STILL STRESSING (I swear it cannot be helped). What about having enough money to travel? What about the rest of Europe? What about my skydiving trip in Switzerland? What about my sailing trip in Greece? What about my visit to NYC at the end of my ICS? Don’t even get me started on the What ifs!
Now luckily for me, I’m going to have mi amiga guapa, Michaela by my side next year to calm me down (she has to deal with with me, unlucky). The amazing thing about her is that she’s probably the exact opposite of me. She epitomises the “chill out bro, it’ll be fine” mindset. I mean, she even has a vlog about not giving a shit and going with the flow.
Life lessons are waiting to be learnt on her youtube page guys. I’m taking notes now. Check her out here.
But forreal, I am trying my best to un-learn this need to be organised and embrace the unknown – especially in preparation for next year. I need to accept the fact that I’m not going to know everything to expect next year and there is no way that I can be properly prepared for what’s in store for me. If you guys have any tips on how to RELAX and just “go with it” please share your wisdom with this worrisome soul.
Til my next post,
Besos para ti xx