HAPPY NEW YEAR!
If I have scheduled this post correctly it should be published around 11am new years day. So how was everyone’s New Years, did we all have a good time on some exotic beach in the middle of nowhere, maybe you took a number of flights across time zones in order to celebrate it more than once?
2013 is going to be a big year in my life. There is a lot of stuff that will be coming to an end and hopefully something much better just about to begin, my travels.
First of all this will be the last year I will be considered a student. Ever since the age of 4 I have been in some form of education from primary school to high school, Sixth form college to University. I am now in the final year of my Masters Degree and have 2013 to write and present my final dissertation (Its taken me a little longer to finish University as I have been studying part-time whilst also working 4 days a week). It’s going to be extremely hard but at the end of it I know I will have something that can never be taken away from me and with my type of Degree (its engineering based) I should hopefully be able to find well paid work in many different countries, if this is something I choose to do in the future (another post just waiting to happen).
Secondly this is the year in which I need to start seriously putting plans in place in order to make my long-term travelling dream a reality. Step 1 – create a travel blog to keep me inspired, is already underway and going rather well if I do say so myself. Now I just need to follow through with some of my other goals, such as saving as much money as possible, selling off all unnecessary items I own and deciding what to do with my flat.
Lastly there is my travels themselves to research and plan. I have next to no idea about prices, visas, what things there is to do in each place, the currency I would need, RTW plane tickets, backpacks, what to take, where to stay etc. The list is virtually endless but each time I research some more information I will be sharing it here on my blog and hopefully by this time next year I will have a solid travel plan in place. Again any comments that will help me to plan my travels would be appreciated.
2013 is definitely going to be a big year for me. I would love to hear about your plans for 2013 as well so leave me a comment below.
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