Yes I like to make up words. You have probably already guessed that Frightcitement is a combination of excitement and fright, or frightening. With less than a month until we leave, those to words more or less some up how I’m feeling right now.
Frightcitment – The state of feeling afraid in combination with great enthusiasm and eagerness to form an entirely new emotion.
I’ll talk about the excitement first. It’s not hard to explain, we’re traveling to a bunch of amazing countries, we’re going to see some breathtaking places, and we are going to meet some amazing people. If that doesn’t get you excited, there is something wrong with you!
Of course, those are just a three of the reasons I am excited, the real list is much longer and I have already talked about some of the specifics in previous posts but at the same time …
I’m very afraid, and I think it is completely rational. We are all below the age of 20, which I think you will agree is quite young to be setting off such an ambitious trip (but as I have said before, age should never be a limiting factor).
We are not the most linguistic of people. Do I think we will be able to get by? Yes, but it will certainly make things more of a challenge.
We are going to be away from home for a very, very long time. I have traveled with out my family before, but for no where near this amount of time, so they will definitely be missed.
Again, these are just a few or the reasons I find our round the world plans scary and there our a lot of other reasons too, but there is no way they are going to stop me, and here’s why …
Now you might think this is a silly analogy, but I think this is very similar to the feeling you get when you are about to get on a roller coaster. You are scared because you’re about to be thrown all over the place, but at the same time you’re excited because you know it will be fun in the end.
That’s the key point to focus on. It will be ok in the end and you will look back on the whole experience and be glad you stepped foot on the roller coaster, or in our case the plane!
Its about taking the plunge, biting the bullet, taking the bull by the horns, or however else you would like to put it. One thing is for sure though, if you don’t take the decisive steps and commit yourself to travel despite your apprehensions, you will miss out big time, and you surely will regret it in the long run.
Luckily for me, the excitement is by far out weighing the fears, so I should probably write it frightCITEMENT! Bring on February the 8th!