I'm graduating from college in the spring, will be starting grad school in the fall. That gives me 3 and a half months with no plans. I know I won't have this kind of a summer again for a very long time, and I would love to get out there and tour. The problem is, I'm not sure if I'm ready for it.
I know touring is mostly mental. I'm a little afraid of all the things that could happen and I'm not sure I'm ready to 100% commit to touring. I have enough money saved up I could get some pretty good equipment and probably stay in a hostel for a couple of days at a time, which makes me a little less nervous. I have a good bike (although it's a MTB, but that might be better for carrying things).
I guess the problem is that I'm not sure I'm ready for such a long tour. It would be my first and I would certainly try some smaller, shorter rides before June. But, there's going to come a point where I'll have to commit to either touring or find a stationary place to live and a job. I won't be able to reverse paths halfway through the summer.
How do you know if you're ready to commit to a long tour? The road is calling but I don't want to get stuck in a bad situation this summer. Thanks.