Explore. Dream. Discover.
I dedicate this message to all the people out there that are living a life that’s not fully satisfying them. I’m writing to the people who are sick of studying, who are stuck in a relationship that doesn’t make them happy anymore, who go to their job everyday without feeling like they really accomplish anything. This message is for everyone who needs a change. This change might be a tiny little change but it might be the biggest change of your life.
I think traveling by yourself is the greatest way to get to know who you are and to discover what really makes you happy. When I’m in the same place for too long, life seems to get boring pretty quickly. You come to a point in life where you feel like everything you wanted to do is done and that at that moment of time there is nothing that really keeps you in that particular place.
For me personally, leaving my home country wasn’t really about that. I’m always happy at home, surrounded by my friends and family. I did need a change though. I felt like I hadn’t seen enough of the world to already start working and start my life as an ‘adult’. People who start working start a new chapter. Things that come up within this chapter are buying a house, getting married, becoming a parent and so on. All those things involve money and time and I felt like at this moment I shouldn’t have to worry about this. I should take the chance to postpone the moment that I won’t have time anymore to do what I really want. What I really want is to see the world, to discover new places and to discover myself.
That’s why I’m in California right now. That’s why I’m living with amazing people that I call my friends. That’s why I’m taking care of the sweetest and cutest little guy every day. That’s why I’m fulfilling my dream of studying photography. That’s why I visited an amazing national park this weekend and that’s why I was having this view, while someone else of my age was sitting behind a computer desk for hours working on something they might have found a waste of time.
What do you think about postponing your adult life? Do you think making a life change for a couple of years is a good thing? If you’re a student, would you consider doing what I’m doing after you graduate? If you could turn back in time, would you travel the world before starting to work for the next 40 years? Let me know in the comments below!