I first came up with the idea to travel to Peru last summer. I had just gotten out of one of those rollercoaster relationships and needed a way to gain back my confidence, a way to challenge myself, a way to figure out who I really was and what my limits were. I had spent so much time and energy making sacrifices for someone else that I had somehow forgotten some of those dreams I’d had before. Like traveling. And seeing how much Ramen I could eat in a week. So, with this newfound freedom, I decided that I wanted to do what I had always put off doing: getting the heck out of the USA for a little while. And not only leave the country but find a way to accomplish something significant in the process. Like I said, I needed a confidence boost.