Straight to the point. Kinda.

Currently 25, I sit in the dining room of my friend’s house. She is away on the side of a mountain. Jealous — I am. Next to me another friend named Bel. We went out tonight as kind of a last hoorah in San Antonio before I take to the open road. Sunday, June 11th I start my journey with my younger sister, my father, my dog, and myself as I move to California. Whoa, right?! I have lived in Texas nearly my whole life. I never dreamed much of moving out of Texas until I got an interesting career opportunity, but we will get to that.

Let’s jump back some time. Like 15ish years, maybe more or less, whose counting? As a kid I have always talked about traveling the word and meeting people from different cultures. I had a running list in my head of all these things I wanted to try and do. I typed up a bucket list of over 200 things when I was about 19. I have completed a handful of those things. Not nearly enough.

So why have I not crossed more things off my list, why I have I not put much more effort into this passion — FEAR. The biggest driving factor for why you didn’t ask that boy (or girl) out. The reason you stayed home or didn’t book that flight. It is the same reason that I almost didn’t say yes. I almost let my fear consume me to the point that I was going to walk away from an amazing opportunity.

I have this quote on my right rib cage, “Beauty without expression is boring.” Not incredibly profound, but when I was 21 I got it to reflect that something that doesn’t express more than the superficial beauty that it is boring. I can only stare at something for so long before I am bored.

So, sitting here I am double checking all of the things that need to be taken care of before I embark. I started thinking, or rather I have been thinking. I am going to start being that weekend adventurer and doing all of those things I said I wanted to do. You should start doing all the things you wanted to do as well. No matter your age, you are never too old.

If you have gotten this far, you rock! Thank you for reading! This blog will be about my travel experiences (a few will be back dated to reflect items I already completed on my bucket list), food ( I LOVE FOOD), drinks, and anything else that I can think to write down.

Oh, sorry! I almost forgot the career change is from teaching to Twitch.

Until next time kids!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

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Next post will be about the trip to California and my awkward family. It will be posted near the end of the month.