It’s hard to believe but a week from now we’ll be in the air on our way to New Zealand!!

The excitement is starting to build as everything is coming together, work is winding down and we’re finally able to start the adventure planning for when we arrive.

With only 2 days of work left, it’s starting for feel surreal as I say my last goodbyes to people I’ve worked with for the past 6 years. Today I received a beautiful gift from Laura on my team. She handcrafted a beautiful journal filled with inspirational travel quotes and a lovely personal letter.

Reading each of the passages made me sad to leave, yet even more excited for the adventures ahead. I thought I would share some of my favorites that help explain why we’re on this journey.

“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken”

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go”

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving”

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”