9 Things I Discovered About Myself When I Moved to 3rd World Country.

These things actually shocked me!

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I’d like to think I’m a bit of a badass. I mean, I did just sell all my shit and move to a country I knew nothing about with no friends really, so ya, I guess I’m kinda badass. Either that or ridiculously free spirited. I never thought in a million years I would end up being a solo female traveler, but I am, and it’s pretty friggin’ awesome.

Anyway, I’ve been down here for a little almost 3 years now (Guatemala that is) and I’ve learned quite a few things about myself. It’s amazing what you find out about yourself when you’re put into interesting situations. There were many times in the last 3 years that I said to myself “Girl, you’re not as badass as you think!!” These are some of the things that really stand out to me.

I really do hate critters and they continue to scare the shit out of me.

I’m learning the language quite quickly. I surprise myself.

I’m actually rather shy.

I really do like being alone.

I learned how to light a gas stove without burning all my hair off.

Contrary to number 4, I find myself lonely at times.

Becoming a vegetarian sounds good, but a vegetarian who can still eat bacon.

I never know what day it is any more.

I have way more balls than I ever thought anyone could legally have.

Slow but sure, day by day, I’m settling into this solo female traveler life. I’m still not really sure how long I will stay in Guatemala for. I have my eyes on a couple of other places for the future. Time will tell. For now, I learn, grow, amaze myself and continually step out of my comfort zone. If you have the opportunity to do this, don’t wait another day. Do it. Plan your trip and go. This life is pretty amazing.

They make some kickass margaritas down here too!!

Peace and Love

xo iva xo

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