It’s official. I am moving to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. I have spent days of my life dreaming of traveling and seeing the world as I know many have. I started researching if it was actually possible for me to and found so many exciting opportunities, and I just started applying everywhere, before I even knew if I could afford a plane ticket. I started telling people my plan and the more people I talked to about it, the more it settled on me how right this was for me. I didn’t care if I had to swim my way to Costa Rica, I knew I was going. I just had to bite the bullet and buy my ticket.
Fear, insecurities, doubt, and anxiety can stop you in your big dreaming tracks so easily. And it did me. I kept dreaming and thinking someday but had no idea when that would be. Luckily I surround myself with amazingly supportive people and on New Years Eve my good friend Kelly, who was leaving for Peru the next morning, sat me down and said she wasn’t leaving until I bought my ticket. Thank god. I pressed enter, got my confirmation, and had set a tangible date on my journey.
Around the time that I bought my ticket I read this quote:
“Let go of fear of the unknown. Take one small step and watch the path reveal itself.”
I took a step. I bought my ticket and the path has been revealing itself with such ease I’m not sure it is real. I got a volunteership with Blue Osa doing photography and blogging (so be sure to follow me on here for all the amazing photos and stories!), I have found out that some close friends will be down there at the same time, I have housing and food provided for me, and set up some other amazing opportunities.
The plane leaves March 1st and I’m inviting you to follow me on that journey.
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good luck Jess. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Dr. Jeff
Thanks Professor Peterson! I will totally keep in touch, feel free to follow along on my blog too! Hope Pullman treats you well when you head back!