My friend wrote the following in her journal before traveling solo to The Netherlands:
“I’m going to enjoy every second, and I’m going to know I’m enjoying it while I’m enjoying it. Most people don’t live; they just race. They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lose sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through; and then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn’t make any difference whether they’ve reached the goal or not.’ – Jennifer Leah Faybusovich
This speaks a lot of volume – consider it before you go away. Explore: explore the world, explore the deepest parts of your mind, and live the only life you’re given.