As more people find out about my plan, I have been hearing some speculations flying around that I wanted to address.
- I am not leaving the country because of Donald Trump. When Trumpelstiltskin was running for president, so many celebrities were coming out and saying that they would leave the country if he was elected. The immigration website for Canada actually crashed as Election Night progressed and it became evident that he would win. I am vehemently against Trumpy and the vast majority of what he stands for, but I wouldn’t leave my country because of that. I can love America and still go abroad for a year or so.
- I am not trying to go on some Eat, Pray, Love thing. I have been to India five times. I go to India to experience another culture, to learn more about the world, to have a relaxing holiday. I don’t want to go to an ashram or a yoga studio. I don’t want to go to Bali. I do want to go to Italy and eat hella food, but not now. Definitely one day though. I would die in a vow of silence, and honestly 99% of the time I’m just going to be volunteering.
- I am not seeking any sort of internet fame through this blog or YouTube. This is perhaps one of the most ridiculous things that I’ve been asked. I started this blog as a way to keep my family and friends updated on my journey and a way to keep a journal without having to carry notebooks everywhere. As anyone who has kept a journal knows, it really helps you to ease your mind and sort your thoughts. I started YouTube as a way to earn a little bit of money and I have earned $5 on my channel so far. This bit of pocket change will go a long way in India. Revenue from the ads will help to offset some of my expenses.
Hope this helps to clear things up!