Katie Diederichs

Katie celebrating her 26th birthday at Machu Picchu

Katie celebrating her 26th birthday at Machu Picchu

At 25, I had everything most twenty-somethings dream of – a great job, a cute apartment and I had just married my high school sweetheart. Life was good. But there was this nagging feeling that just wouldn’t go away. I had contracted a bad case of wanderlust and I just couldn’t stop dreaming of faraway places.

So, I made some pretty drastic changes. I quit my full-time job, sold many of my belongings, and booked a one-way ticket to Colombia. Thankfully I have a pretty amazing husband and, together, we left our comfortable life for one of uncertainty. We set off on an adventure that began as three months in South America and has since taken us to South Korea where we are currently teaching and saving up for a world trip.

The more of the world I see, the more I learn about myself and my place in it. Travelling has taught me that, despite what anyone may say, there truly is more good in this world than bad. I am constantly humbled and inspired by the people I've encountered along the way and my heart has been forever changed. So whatever it is you may be dreaming of – take that first step. Make it happen, because nobody else is going to do it for you.

Minnesota, USA | 27 | Currently Exploring South Korea

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