Why I’m Starting a Travel Blog (Now)

I’m currently sitting in a hostel in Sydney, Australia typing out this first blog post.  I don’t know what made me realize last week, when I was sitting on Koh Phangan island in Thailand, that I wanted to start a travel blog, but something did and it was a majority of what I’ve been thinking about for the past few days.  Most blogs don’t become profitable successes, and I doubt mine ever will, so I’m not doing it for any money or attention.  I think part of the reason I’m committing myself to typing out my life on the road is to share my experiences with any readers that may come across this site, so they can read about my life and travels and learn things I would have liked to know when planning for this solo two-month excursion that I am in the middle of.

But I think a majority of the motivation for this blog is so I don’t forget.  I don’t want these important experiences and memories to fade away into nothingness, especially the small details and thoughts that cross my mind daily, because those are what make the larger impact in your travels.  I want to be able to look back on these posts in the years to come and be reminded of all that I did and experienced, all of the important lessons I learned and habits that I broke or formed, so I don’t conform right back to how I used to be before experiencing the world.

So here I am.  I have no idea what exactly these posts will look like, if they’ll be long-winded stories or lists and tips or random, quick thoughts I have.  I’m passing through my 24th country this week and am onto my 25th on Saturday, so I hope I have something worthwhile to say.  Regardless, thanks for reading.

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