1 day until I being the adventure of a lifetime.

It’s been nine months since I decided to go on this adventure. Five months since I resigned from my job and put my apartment on the market. 2 months since I moved back home to my parents to prepare for the journey. And now the time is finally here.
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Preparing my bike for departure. 

Tomorrow morning my parents will drive me down to Copenhagen to get on my flight to Washington. I’ll pick up my rental car and drive two hours south before staying with a warm showers-host for the night. On Wednesday I’ll drive the rest of the way down to Wilmington, North Carolina where I’ll start my journey on Thursday. Before I get going I need to buy food, reassemble my bike and try get used to the heat… and hopefully I’ll have time on Wednesday to cycle down to the beach and dip my back wheel in the ocean, which is the official way to start a cross country journey.

The first stop will be after just 300 km, when I get to Charlotte where I’ll see Taylor Swift on the 1989 tour on Monday the 8th of June. I’ve been a huge Swiftie for years and actually planned my journey according to her tour schedule… a dedicated fan for sure! I’ll also see her in Santa Clara and Los Angeles. Just look at this shirt I made, in hopes of getting into her after parties for the most devoted fans. Wish me luck!
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I’m nervous but also excited to finally get started. I’ve done so much preparation, a lot of research and I couldn’t be more ready. But still I’m constantly changing from being absolutely terrified to being overly excited, but I’m sure I’ll calm down as soon as I actually get going. It’s hard when you really don’t know what to expect, as I’ve said before, I’ve never done anything like this.

But tomorrow is finally the time for adventure. The next time I write it will be from the United States! 

Comments

    • Cecilia says

      I could but ebikes are not allowed on planes so I’d have to buy a new one in each country… also I like to use my own power 🙂

  1. alessismalmo says

    Du är ju verkligen förberedd till tänderna! 🙂 Alla detaljer, den läckra tårtan vid din avskedsfest, den läckra T.Swift T-shirten, vilken cool idé! Eftersom jag bor i Malmö och ser Öresundsbron dagligen, kommer jag tänka på dig extra mycket imorgon bitti när jag står och väntar på bussen till jobbet. Förstår att känslorna är blandade, men gissar att när du väl är iväg, kommer du vara helt fokuserad på här&nu och det kommer inte finnas plats för någon oro. Det ska bli så roligt att fortsätta följa dig! Lycka till!

    • Cecilia says

      Tack så jättemycket, det värmer att höra! Jag är en riktigt planerare så alla förberedelser har varit superkul verkligen 🙂 Jag tror också att så fort jag väl kommer iväg så kommer fokus bara att hamna på nuet, jag ser fram emot det. Tack för din kommentar!

  2. Saskia says

    What an inspiration you are to me. I’ve read all of your blog entries and I totally see myself in you. I got all excited for cycling when I bought my bicycle last April. From then on, all I do is going by bike. And since I first read an article about cycling across the U.S. it fascinated me and I knew, that’s what I want to do one day.
    And I would love to go just now. But I don’t have the money to do so (and yes, I have read the post where you were saying it is possible to travel without any money.)

    Anyways, I wish you all the best for your trip, and I’m sure you’re going to have a blast of a time. And til it’s time for me to make my dream come true, I’ll read your Blog 😉

    Have a safe trip to Washington.

    • Cecilia says

      Oh wow, you’re too kind! Sound like we’re a lot alike, I’m glad you found your way here 🙂 To be honest, I wouldn’t travel without money either so I completely understand! I hope you manage to make your dreams come true as well, and that you get to make this journey at some point in your life. Thank you!

  3. says

    Hi, I’m Cathy Wright. We’re wishing you a safe journey! I’m a cousin by marriage. (Mary Wright is my mother in law, her son Mike Wright is my husband), we live in Hemet California and maybe we can meet you when you come this way. I’ll follow you on your journey via Facebook. I’m excited to see you follow your dreams! God speed and may the wind always be at your back!
    Best if luck on your journey!
    Cathy

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