Eat Pray Love Journey

I recently decided to quit my stable job after working there for more than three years. I learned and grew a lot from my time there but it was time that I try something new. It’s called, “YOLO!” That’s right. You only love octopus. Just kidding. You only live once! Holla!

Actually, my friends would call it my Eat, Love, Pray journey like the book or the movie that featured Julia Roberts who traveled to rediscover herself.

After leaving my job on a good note, I was ready to treat myself to something exciting like travel to Peru or Costa Rica! It seems like Peru has become the new place to explore. Europe was so last year…Just kidding. Europe is still amazing in my books and I wouldn’t mind going there again. All my co-workers were telling me how I had to go to Peru. The only expensive thing about it was the flight there but other than that, everything like the food and hostels/hotels were cheap! After talking to a dozen people inside and outside of work, I was pretty set on going to Peru.

Except. I had no one to go with. Well, let me clarify that I do have friends but the whole Peru thing was just all bad timing. It was either they didn’t have the money or couldn’t take enough time off to travel with me. So I had to think of Plan B immediately!

One important lesson I learned when I traveled for the first time a few years to Europe was that it’s best to go somewhere if you know someone who lives there! I know it sounds like an obvious statement but it makes life so much easier! Thanks to my world traveling friend, Charlotte, she knew someone in all the countries we visited when we went to Europe and made our experience in Europe so memorable and stress-free.

So for my Plan B – Eat, Pray, Love Journey (EPLJ), I had to do just that. Visit friends who were living all over the place in Murica! It took two weeks of texting, calling, and being on my laptop to figure out the logistics for my whole trip.

I was able to figure out majority of my itinerary in a timely manner but there were some things where I just had to wing it for the spirit of spontaneity and YOLO-ness.

For the future posts coming up, I’ll be sharing my adventures in the different cities and states I visited. It may be a long journey to share but it’ll be a fun one to read!

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