Feb 7 2023
Welcome, Anxious Adventurer!
Hi, my name is Katy Schlegel. I've been traveling this planet for over 25 years now. And I'm an anxious adventurer. I know that sounds contradicting. But I'm here to tell you that if the thought of traveling somewhere brings up those feelings of anxiety, you've come to the right place. I've traveled to over 17 countries around the world. I've lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and trekked across South America solo. I don't say these things to impress, you know, that's not what I'm here for. I say these things to let you know that every single one of those experiences had moments where my anxiety made me feel like I could not do it. So if that's how you feel, or I've ever felt, you are not alone.
As one of my favorite lines from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings says, "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step out onto the road. And if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." My hope for you, my dear anxious adventurer, is that you are inspired by these experiences so that you too will be swept off into the world that traveling can open up for you. You just have to step out your door. And don't you worry, I'm right here beside you.