Once in a lifetime epic adventures are something that you just can't say 'no' to. Over Christmas when my aunt Sunny asked if I wanted to come to Bali with her for a month long yoga teacher training course, I hesitated for about half a heartbeat and then said "sure, why not!" And really, why not? I'm 25 and haven't yet started a career or have a mortgage or a family of my own yet, so really, when else in your life are you going to be able to pick up and travel Australia and Indonesia for two and a half months?
As a perpetual planner, I'm taking a completely different approach with this trip--all I have is a round trip flight from San Francisco to Sydney and then a one way ticket from Tasmania, where my aunt and uncle live, to Bali. The rest is up in the air and I couldn't be more anxious/scared/excited about it! I will also be spending my birthday in Bali, which I think makes for a pretty good start to my 26th year.
I'm attaching a link to the yoga retreats company my aunt Sunny founded in case any one else feels inspired and wants to take a month off to learn yoga and how to surf.