I’ve made the decision in my life to quit my job, leave my family and friends and go travelling around the world in search of a new adventure.
Right now, I’m in a fortunate position where I am not committed to anything. I don’t have a mortgage tying me down, I have savings I can use and I’m not locked into a career path. I have the freedom to independently decide what I want to do in my life and when.
Until now I’ve conformed to the typical path for someone in my situation. I went to a good school, studied hard, played sports and came out with good enough grades to go to university and do the same. After that, I moved to London and started a career in marketing. From the surface you might ask, what do I have to complain about? You might even think I’m being ungrateful for the great start in life I’ve had.
I’m not though. I just want more. I want to do something meaningful or remarkable with my life. When I look back on my life, I want to be proud of the choices I’ve made and the achievements I’ve collected. What have I done now that hundreds of people my age haven’t? Not much I’d say.
No one has the power to change that except you. You can’t change where you come from, but you can change where you are going. And I am going to do something great. Starting with this trip and ending who knows where. Stay tuned for more about my planning and packing over the next month before I set off for my first destination in July: Venezuela.