Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about one thing in particular…how I haven’t been anywhere. I grew up on a farm and we didn’t have a lot of money, so for us going to the next town over for a day trip was like a vacation for us. I didn’t leave the state of Iowa until I was in high school- and that was for a marching band competition in Illinois. If you don’t believe me, highlighted in blue are all the states I actually have been to:
Pretty sad, right?
So, obviously a goal of mine is to get out of the state more this year and see new things. I’ve been researching programs that I can get involved in for a week in a new location, but it’s been a bit difficult to find. I would love to just take a week every season and go to a new place, or take a drive for a weekend and discover someplace new. I will keep this blog updated on my travels as they come up, I promise.
If you would like to make a map like I did, check out this website: http://www.ammap.com/visited_states/