It’s very simple, I was not happy with my life.
Now that I’ve come this far from my life back then, I can see it even more clearly just how sad I was. There were days when I would wake up with the thought ‘I hope this is the last day of my life’. The thoughts were getting stronger but fortunately, the saner me reasoned with the weaker me that wouldn’t doing just about anything on the planet be better than that. So, I decided to do something that I always dreaded, quitting my job.
The idea was not to quit my job to travel full time. I just wanted a break from everything I was holding on to. Traveling to me seems like the best way to utilize a career break so I started working in that direction.
I started saving aggressively to fund my travel. My plans kept changing as I got deeper into researching about it. Starting with a Round the World trip to ending up with a plan to travel South America it was a long journey but worth every minute I spent reading, running around embassies, and sleep I gave up on.
With this post, I’m not encouraging anyone to at some point say, ‘I quit my job’. It may not be the best way to deal with life and traveling certainly is not the solution to all your problems in life. Only you know what works for you, how happy or sad are you in life. Absolutely Nobody, no friend, no family, no boyfriend/ girlfriend, no stranger, no therapist will get it the way you do. You’re the best person to prescribe your medicine.
My medicine is working miracles for me 🙂