Three years ago today, I left the US on what was supposed to be a ten month trip before I started grad school. And well… here I am, not going to grad school and on my way back down to Antarctica 😬
This photo was taken at my first stop of this huge trip, New Zealand. It’s funny, a few days after this photo was taken, I was on a bus where I met another American guy who told me he had been on the road for three years. I remember thinking to myself, “wow that’s so crazy! He’s been gone for so long!” And now I’m suddenly in that spot. I can’t explain how quickly the time flew. And what a whirlwind it’s been! In just the last three years, I visited 32 countries (bringing my lifetime total up to 45), all seven continents, worked in three different wineries in two different countries, published a paper in wine research as the second author, and worked all kinds of other crazy jobs, ranging from a bartender to dive guide to hostel housekeeper to a Steward in Antarctica. I also managed to check off (and add) a ton of stuff from my bucket list, like skydiving, bungee jumping, great white shark cage diving, and visiting Chernobyl, just to name a few.
I am so lucky that I have been able to find a way to sustain this crazy lifestyle, and for now, the plan is just to keep going and see where this path will lead. However, this whole experience would have been nothing without the amazing people in my life both at home and abroad. So I want to thank all of my amazing friends, both new and old, my parents for supporting my ridiculous choices, and everyone else that helped make these past few years so unreal.
Who knows what’s going to happen in the future! But for now, I’m heading back to Antarctica (in about a week)! Here’s to the next three 🙌🗺
COMMENT BELOW what some of your bucket list items are! 😊🙌💯
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