I'm in my thirties and looking for a new challenge having spent my adult life working hard and doing all things 'expected'. For the last seven years I have worked with kids who have emotional and behavioural difficulties because they have suffered at the hands of others, or because of neglect and growing up extremely impoverished situations ... a tough but rewarding job! It has been very challenging and no two days are the same ... but change is good and prevents stagnation and discontent, and I am beginning to feel that I need a change.
I have never really considered traveling until recently, as I have been fortunately fairly content with my lot. However I have watched some friends go off into the sunset to fulfil their dreams and found myself dreaming too (which came as a big surprise to me, because I was adamant traveling was not for me!) So I'm trying to figure if this is something that I can do ... DO I have what it takes? DO I have the bottle to leave it all behind? Can I overcome the nerves that I feel when I think about airports and being all by myself in the big wide world, and about the spiders and other beasties that creep and crawl?
I hope to find out... Just need to figure out where to start?
Don't know yet ... but I'd like to visit South America