Hi! My name is LeeAnne, and I am a 23-year-old Massachusetts native, who seems to currently be rushing through life too fast. How exactly is that, you might ask? Well, at the age of 20 I managed to graduate college with a double major in Environmental Science and Regional planning, and also double minored in Geographic Information Systems and Business. I landed my first official full time job just before I turned 21, where I was employed for 2 years as a GIS Technician. Also, during my first full year of full-time employment, I received a Master’s Certificate through the University of Southern California in GIS. And now I am currently working for my Dad and Uncle’s business as a System’s Analyst. Seems like a lot for someone in her early 20’s doesn’t it?
I have always yearned for travel. I got a taste of traveling on my own for the first time through a course I took at USC, which required traveling to Los Angeles and Catalina Island in California. Since then, I have been thinking of travel non-stop. Being there on my own made me realize how easy it was to travel and do things on your own. Going there opened my eyes to solo travel and made me start thinking of ways I could easily manage going abroad on my own.
This past summer, I had a realization that I am wasting away my 20’s by only ever working. To remedy this I started to plan out how I plan to quit my job and start traveling the world. One thing I have always wanted to do is volunteer abroad, and I thought what better way to see the world than to experience different cultures first hand by volunteering and giving back to foreign communities. So my first huge round the world trip will jump from continent to continent, when I will be doing several different volunteer programs, along with some solo travel in between!
Another thing I highly enjoy is running. I love running in races because I love the feeling you get after finishing a race, the “Yeah, I just did that” feeling. To further my travel ambitions, I plan to do a race in every state someday, which will give me a reason to visit every state someday.
So follow me as I run in races, finalize my travel plans, and leave to go on my round the world trip!