My former boss sent me this wonderful video:
Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.
"A friend of mine sent this to me and for some reason it made me think of you," she wrote, which is very sweet. I do want to travel the world, and this is a great reminder that it's okay to start off alone -- you meet people along the way, and sometimes being alone is fine, because you get to dance with a dog, or you get totally drenched by a big wave. (Of course, someone must have been filming the guy at every stop, but let's ignore that for the moment.) This kind of thing really helps me keep my travel goal in mind. Thanks, Jane!