3 weeks today will be my last day at my ‘real’ job before I set off once again for a stint around Southeast Asia. I was in same position over a year ago as I was about to leave for the first time, but this time it’s different, this time it’s for good!
It’s such an exciting feeling, but scary at the same time. You have worked so hard to get somewhere only to decide that it’s no longer for you and you quit, just like that!
I loved my job, everything about it. I had the passion, and I mean real passion for it and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I had worked my butt off for it and it had taken me 10 years, but I was there, I was established, I was in love. But then everything changed.
I’ve said and written this down many times now, but travelling changes you, it changes your perspective, it changes your life. It’s like opening a door that can never be closed. A door that beckons you to walk through it time and time again, to see what’s on the other side. It’s a lure that you just can’t ignore…a sirens call.
It’s this call that has made me quit my job again. The call is too strong and I need to go back. Since being back in the UK I’ve seen many a traveller friend go off again, as I’m sure they have experienced the same thing. But for me I can’t just keep doing this over and over again throughout my life, to work at a job I no longer love, and to not live for the weekend but to live to travel, which means I only ‘exist’ when I’m not travelling, and this is a very shitty way of living.
So instead, I’m going permanently. To travel blog & freelance full-time and make the life of travel and being abroad an on-going one!
So this time in 3 weeks I’ll no longer be working for the ‘Man’, but i’ll be working for myself and that my friends is going to be amazing and scary all at the same time!
Do you work for yourself? Do you crave a life of travel? How do you cope with the ‘sirens call’?