I spent about 18 months planning to go on my 8 month trip. A large part of that time was dealing with the collected amount of things that I had accumulated over the course of my life. Untethering oneself from our belongings is challenging, emotional and ultimately very freeing. I recommend it!
Here's a guest blog post I wrote for Meet, Plan, Go. An excellent site if you are thinking about taking a career break or just an extended trip. Tons of great information! Check it out!
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