If my past self told me that in a year I would be going to London in October, I would be in complete denial. As a matter of fact, I’m still in denial! I’m still pinching myself every time I think about it.
So heres’s how it happened.
Around November or December last year my best friend Natalie announced that she was going to go to London with her two sisters. I told her that was such an amazing opportunity! She jokingly said “Come with me!” knowing that the possibilities were unlikely, and I took her words to heart. I kept telling myself “Natalie and I need to experience something amazing together” We’ve been dreaming about leaving the country together since we were juniors in high school.. That’s six whole years! (Not to mention the dreams we had as children to travel with our best friends!
I told myself “screw it”, and decided that I was going to surprise her with a plane ticket for her birthday in late January. I got the approval and flight number from her sisters. I checked day and night for cheap flights. I had a budget of $600 for a round trip and was determined to spend that exact amount. At the time, the tickets went for about $1k. I waited it out for a month or two and ended up spending no more than $605.
Now that its early October, I feel its the perfect time to announce this trip. We’re going to be staying there for a week and a half in the middle of the month. (So basically a week away) and it still hasn’t hit me.
I’m so happy to be with Natalie and her two sisters exploring the world. We’ve been working extremely hard and now are ready for a time of relaxation and growth. That’s how life should be.
It might take a while for me to actually blog about the experience because I will be living in the moment while there, but you can definitely follow my social media pages to see what I’m doing and keep updated on the travel!
Come join me on my trip to London!