I was looking for the period, the time limit of the journey: it could have been a few months or many years.
I couldn’t make up my mind, but the fact is that you can’t establish a period of time even before knowing how you’re going to spend it.
However, for me, it would have had three important meanings.
I wanted to impose myself the return date to fight laziness, so to push myself never to drag my feet.
I wanted to impose myself the return date to have a deadline, being aware that I’ll have to enjoy every moment of the journey, until that date.
I wanted to impose myself the return date, because I’m leaving to come back.
I’ve decided 24 months.
It’s an ambitious time, but you must dream big.
I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, but the solution came when I stopped thinking about it.
24 will be my age when I’ll leave and this coincidence means that I’m going to enhance and truly live every month, as if it was a whole year.
Meaning also that, probably, this time will leave a mark on my life stronger than all those years so far.
Moreover, establishing, as a consequence, the departure date created situations and allowed me to meet incredible people. All this made me savor even more the time here at home.