From Grimsby to California..

As I sit in the back of my parents car having said goodbye to my boyfriend and hopefully packed everything up I leave my home town of Grimsby in the north of England to fly to the West Coast of America.

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It feels slightly surreal that tomorrow I’ll be setting off an a trip that’s been on my mind for the best part of 9 months. Stepping on to a plane that’ll take me to the other side of the world. Alone.

This last week has been a bit of blur with working and getting revved up for the weekend I’ve been hyper, nervous, excited and mainly stressed but for the past 2 days I’ve not been able to get rid of a sicky feeling in the pit of my stomach (and no I’m not poorly.) I know it’s all in my head and come tomorrow morning I’ll be itching to leave but the child in me is scared of the amount of independence I’ll be having.

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It all sounds very dramatic and I know I’m being silly really but traveling alone is a big thing especially for a first timer. I’m hoping that the journey to the hostel from LAX will be plain sailing and I don’t get too stressed out at the other end. But as my dad kindly reminded me, I can always ask a policeman!

I’m hoping to blog most days but I’m going to some pretty remote places over the next 3 weeks so who knows where there will be wifi!

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If anyone’s got any advice for a first time solo traveler do let me know, for now see you in La La Land!

14 Hours to Go!

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