Reality Check

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” –Albert Einstein

Time. Some days it passes quickly, others it seems to take forever for each minute to pass. Well, this was one of those moments where time all of a sudden caught up to me. Lying awake, I finally counted the days until I leave on this crazy mad adventure. I’d been putting off counting since the one-month milestone so the total gave me a long awaited reality check. 15 days. Just over two weeks and I will be across the pond in the home of The Beatles, fish n’ chips, and of course the right-side steering wheel. It will be totally new and different, but that’s exactly what I’m after.

The to-do list is getting shorter, and now I’m faced with the reality of this trip that has been so long in the making. I’ll be on my own for the first time in my life, in a foreign country, no limitations, restrictions or schedules. Total freedom. Everything I’ve been so excited about is suddenly terrifying. Regardless of any doubts or inhibitions I may have now, my plane ticket says I’m going, so in 15 days home will fade away out the window of a 747, on my way to London.

So here’s to the adventure and every new experience to come. Welcome to my blog and I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my experiences as much as I will sharing them.

‘Till next time.


  1. Well written cuz! Im excited for your next update already. Making a blog was a great idea! It will be nice to know your thoughts about all the crazy places you visit. I wish I thought of that while I was away.. maybe next time lol.
    Have fun! Happy travels

  2. Hey, home never fades away. Remember that home is where the heart is. As you travel you take with you the hearts of family and friends...so home is always right there with you. That's how I'll survive your time away and be excited for you.
    Love Mom

  3. eeeeeeeee the more i read the more i wish your trip would hurry up and HAPPEN so i can keep reading!!
    i wish you many AMAZING adventures and (of course) safe travels! remember to wear flipflops in every shower (no matter how clean they look... they can be deceiving), keep your money, passport and camera close to you when you sleep, try new foods (especially the ones you can't pronounce) and most importantly, be HAPPY because this is truly the trip of a lifetime! have so much fun :)

  4. Our Cassie Bud is all grown up. Muhammad Ali once said "Impossible Is Nothing" - with your hard work and determination, you have made this a journey of a lifetime. Enjoy every day, keep safe, keep healthy and don't make your MOM worry.
    Love you
    Aunt Jeanette & Bev. Kisses from Josie-Jay.

  5. omg casssie I miss you but I know you are having an amazing time. enjoy yourself and keep everyone updated. ♥