So, for now, I'll keep it simple.
For the time being, I think the most important thing to explain is why I'm doing this. Why a (soon to be) twenty five year old would continue to follow the off-the-beaten path that she's been following since, well, always.
Frankly, there's no simple explanation.
The only thing I can really explain is that I am ridiculously lucky to have seen a lot of the world already. And I've also had the rare opportunity to learn just how mortal I am. I am aware of the plain fact that I am not infinite. So I want to see as much more of the world as I possibly can because I know that the opportunity is not a promise.
I don't think the Romans would appreciate my phrasing but, carpe diem, damnit.