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11. Posted by KelJackson (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi All

Thanks so much for taking out the time to offer me advice.

I have come to my senses and of course Im going to go, I would be made not to!

I completly agree with what everyone has said and besides life is too short and its only for a few months.

I leave on Monday and am getting very excited now!

Thanks again and good luck with your travel plans.


12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Kelly. Its good to hear that you are going. Have fun;)

13. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Respected Member 550 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't worry about leaving your family and friends. It's natural that your mam is worried but life is for living, not for existing, and you want to be able to look back on life with loads of amazing memories to look back on.

However, going travelling for five months meeting new people and seeing exciting new places is a long time to be away from your boyfriend so if I was you I'd try to persuade your boyfriend to go with you. Travelling will be one of the most significant memorable experiences of your life so when you're travelling around you'll probably be wishing your boyfriend was there with you to share the experiences.

14. Posted by koalabear (Full Member 121 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Have a brillent time kel, enjoy every mintue of it :)

15. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

in a word - go!

16. Posted by hamjunkie (Budding Member 62 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Great to hear you made the right go.

You are far from the only 1 sh*tting it...i'm terrified and i dont leave for 6 weeks yet. I have made a point of telling EVERYONE that i'm going so will look a right w*nker if i dont and that's keeping me fairly focused!

1 thing that seems to be working for me though is to keep telling myself that i will love it, the power of positive thought is amazing.

If you really dont then you just move on to the next place and if that doesn't work and you really really hate it you are only ever a flight away from home. I'm sure from everything i've read on this site we will both be fine and love it.

Go enjoy! safe travels.

17. Posted by em44 (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


i have a similar situation in that i dont think my mum wants me to go and im really scared but i think if you didnt go you would regret it. just think you can always go home again but you wont always have the opertunity to do this again.

where are you going and when? im planning on going to Thailand and southeast asia for 3 months with my housemate starting 12th Feb maybe we could meet up? that might help. or just be in touch?


18. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

mummys will be mummys!

my parents get upset when i leave but when i return then they cant wait to get rid of me! christ! i wish they would just make up there minds!

once your away family gets used to it! obviously for the first week its not so nice for them, but they learn to adapt.

anyway i dont understand the fuss, you are only going away for 5 months! i am going away for 12-16 months and i may consider leaving for good to live on the other side of the world! but i wont forget who i am or where i came from, plus ill pay for my parents to visit me every year and for me to see them at christmas every year for a month, so there wont be any real love lost...i wont give the time for that to happen...

most important you wont get to meet people like myself if you stay in your home country! ha ha!

good luck! you will love it!

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 16, 2007, at 8:24 AM by oslaue ]

19. Posted by Gemi9bear (Budding Member 86 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Just pack and go! If you miss your loved ones, it's just a call away. You'll have a blast, if you follow your dreams!

20. Posted by Gemi9bear (Budding Member 86 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

oh, what was I doing - dreaming.
You already left for your trip...

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