Hi! My name is Emily.

I am 22 years old and from the United States. I am backpacking Europe this summer for 3 months and am visiting ~16 countries. I study English and plan to teach once I graduate in December of 2018.

I can’t wait to be somewhere else surrounded by people that I don’t know. I want to come to life again and feel something outside of the routine that I’m stuck in. I love to learn, but I miss feeling. I love where I live, but I want to fall in love with a new landscape each day for a while. I miss emotion and being kissed by the sun and really feeling its warmth on my skin. I want to feel frustrated and maybe even a little scared by different ways of life and unknown street signs in new cities. I want to feel drunken joy and heart-pounding excitement. I want to be in a place where I don’t know anything.

With emotion comes words. I want my mind and heart back from the glue of school and work and school and work. I want to feel again.