What Would You Do with $2,000

Klaudia Patryn is a student at Stockton University and an ISA Featured Blogger. She is studying abroad with ISA in Stirling, Scotland.

We all have plans and dreams we want to accomplish. Some are easy short-term goals, while some are strenuous, long-term goals. One of my goals while attending a university was to study abroad. That day has finally arrived where my dream of going overseas for a semester came true. It took a lot of hard work and planning, but I couldn’t be happier that I followed through with the plan.

What would happen though if you didn’t have any time to plan for something? What if you received let’s say $2,000 tomorrow and only had 24 hours to spend it? How would you spend it? You don’t really have a lot of time to think about it or plan anything out, but you can sure do a lot with $2,000.

The first thing I would do? Buy a plane ticket to Scotland, a country I’ve always wanted to visit. Two main reasons why Scotland fascinates me is because of its raw beautiful nature and its rich historical castles. I would check out the capital, Edinburgh, and hike up to Arthur’s seat to see a view of the whole city, as well as see all the places that attributed to the creation of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones, and personally I think House Stark is the best house. I am an adventurous and outgoing person who loves to hike and experience the outdoors.

Scotland’s natural beauty and land is a site I wouldn’t want to miss, especially Loch Ness. I also know that Rugby is a well-known sport in Scotland and would hope that I could attend a game while in Scotland. At this point I probably used up a lot of my $2,000 budget from travel expenses and ticket purchases, but I would sure enough to leave some room for traditional Scottish meals and drinks.

The best part of this trip is the people I meet along the way because a lot of the time they will inspire you in way that they will never know.


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