1st step: Quit job, done
So eventually the time has come and I quit my job. The reason behind this is, that after working 6 years in an office I want to experience life as it should be, and for me this means travelling with no limits. It was always nice to travel to new places on holidays but with a limited amount of leave days this will never be the same as going on a journey without any limitation. I hate the feeling that I have on my last day of vacations when I know I will have to go back to work the next day. Another reason is that I don’t want to be that kind of person who has any regrets in old age. You know what they say, “You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you.” I don’t want to be a person who says: „Why didn’t I?“ „I should have done that when I had the chance“, „this would have been awesome“. No, I’m definitely not that person at least not anymore. Living abroad in different countries the last 6 years changed my mindset completely.
When you get the feeling you need to change something in your life you should do it. There is a very high chance that you wont regret it. I have the feeling that now the time has come to take the next step. I had a great time living in Colombia and in Malta but work didn’t fulfill me fully anymore and I just need to get out of the office, see new places and experience total freedom. I am already looking forward to my last day at work in February where I will finally feel free. A lot of people ask me if I am not concerned about finding another job or what will happen after the journey. The answer is NO! I don’t even waste a single thought on what’s going to happen afterwards because this would only be a burden on my journey. A lot of people stay in their comfortable environment just because they think too much about their future and they are too concerned about jobs and money so they remain in their comfortable homes working everyday 8 hours just to look forward to their days off, some booze and party nights on the weekend. This is not the life I choose. I want to be an adventurer, see new places and open my mind to different cultures. Even if I have to go back working in an office again, this is going to be an experience that nobody will be able to take from me, not even the cruelty of a 9 to 5 job.
So that trip is going to start in April and last as long as the money does. Finally I will be able to find enough time to follow up on this blog and share some new experiences. The only thought that makes me a little sad is that I am leaving Colombia, a country so incredibly beautiful where I spent some great years and made a lot of nice memories. But I will take all the memories with me and I promised myself that I will be back.