The ticket is purchased 0_0
Wow. Just. Wow.
So a few weeks ago when gas prices dropped a pretty good amount I happened to check on flight costs to Korea (which I do just about every month) and to my surprise they were a lot cheaper than they have been for the past two years. Plus I could get a cheap ticket from my homebase airport, where as previously I thought I would have to drive 2-3 hours to another airport for a much cheaper ticket. My husband told me to jump on the ball and go ahead and lock down the tickets and thank goodness I did because I think everyone was buying tickets while gas prices were down. The first flight itinerary I went to buy sold the last ticket right before I hit buy and then the second one I managed to get one of the last two seats available. If I had waited I would have been very upset to find that there were no tickets available for the time I wanted to go.
Thankfully I got my tickets and let me tell you when I got all the confirmation emails it was such a weird feeling! I’ve been wanting to go over seas for over 10 years now and nearly did when I was 16. My mom and I were going to Japan but a few weeks before leaving she got sick and there were some other circumstances that made us not comfortable going. Now it has been about 8 years since I made some great friends from Korea and I have wanted to go visit them ever since they went back home from the states. I have stayed in touch with them all these years and about two years ago I just got it in my head that I wanted to just do it and do it as soon as possible.
Wanting to see my dear friends and dreaming about where I would go if I was ever able to , got me so immersed into Korean culture and I was able to find some of my favorite Youtubers which fed the fire in me to go. I started learning all that I could about the culture and try and pick up some of the language so I can try and meet my friends half way when I see them. I really wanted to go but part of me was like “oh it’s not going to happen” or “You know you cant” also the “It’s a bit scary to do that”, these things kept at me. After some sad life news however I just decided “to hell with all that, I am going” and because of wanting to catch my friends in between responsibility’s I knew I needed to get it done. My husband has been supportive in this dream of mine and with out him it just wouldn’t happen.
It is a surreal feeling with bits of anxiety and joy and excitement and lots of other things all mixed together when I realize I am going to see my friends! There is so much I need to do before then though and at the top of it all is I have got to get in better shape! I went to Las Vegas in November and after three days I was dying, it was then I knew that I could not go to Korea being so heavy and out of shape. So the next few months I will be doing my darndest to get healthier so I can enjoy my trip to the fullest. I will be posting little bits of my preparation and maybe I can help some who are wanting to make a trip like this and don’t know where to start. 🙂
What are some tips you would give a first time traveler over seas? Any tips to help me get in better shape (one that isn’t round) ? Have any questions about the process about going to another country? Let me know in the comments!