I have always wanted to travel the world, and I have, in my imagination, from childhood on. My parents were always very multicultural, taking us to foreign films,listening to music from around the world, as well as literature from other lands ( even fairy tales.) I never identified as "American", it actually often embarrassed me to be seen as one. And I just never got the chance...and then there was that whole 20 some odd year span where I was conditioned to believe that I didn't need to go anywhere, because I contained the universe inside me...which is true...and it isnt. I have a feeling that I will be a very different person after the next few months, don't know how...it just seems so. People are always shocked that I have never been abroad, I seem so "cosmopolitan"...and now is the beginning of the realization of myself as the global citizen I have always known myself to be...and I have with me the most dashing, daring, in the moment, romantic, expansive partner ...everyday is an adventure anywhere, much less in a strange land...I am so blessed!