Monday, June 17 2024

After a very long period of waiting and hoping, alternating between frustration and excitement, the decision is finally made:

I’m going on a world trip!!


The last months have been a constant internal debate between responsibility and dreams.


I really wanted to go on a world trip and have been dreaming about this for years.. But after I got back from New Zealand earlier this year, this dream started to become more and more prominent: I really wanted to do this and time was running out! Not that I am getting old, or sick, or anything.. No, the only time-issue at hand was being able to get a work holiday visa in Australia.. And this is the last year I’ll be able to get it.


That kinda makes this the decision of a lifetime: if I don’t do it now, I’ll never be able to do it the way I have in mind. I can’t afford to travel around the world and not work every now and then to refill my bank account… So working in Australia is necessary to give me the freedom to make this trip as awesome as I want to.


So last week I got back from Dublin and I received an e-mail about an offer from Qatar Airways flying to different spots in Asia. As usual I started taking notes, so I’d have them readily available once I was going to book my flight to start my trip.. But as I was taking notes, I thought: hmm, this doesn’t make sense.. Why do I keep making notes? Why not just click that ‘buy now’ button and get this ball rolling? So I took a deep breath, settled my nerves for a few seconds, and then I clicked..


Wow, that was crazy! I just booked a one way ticket to Asia and don’t plan on coming back any time soon.


Is it irresponsible to give up your job, your house, your savings? Maybe it is, but I believe it would be even more irresponsible to give up on your dreams.. So as of February 2016 I might be poor, unemployed and homeless, but I’ll be living my dream!


I’m officially, definitely, undeniably going on an adventure!!




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