Travel… that elusive beast that you think “hey I would love to do that”. Then reality sets in and you switch over to thinking no I could never do that its all too hard. I once thought that too. Hell it still scares the bejesus out of me thinking of all the parts I need to get organized before I go.
I’ll let you in on a secret though, its also the most exciting feeling. Knowing that I’m going to be traveling to different countries and working in completely different environment’s is what makes it so exciting.
After spending 6 years working in the IT Industry, relationships that go and up and down and never really saving money just getting it and spending it. I was stuck in a rut. I had done some traveling in the last couple of years to Hong Kong, Singapore and Phuket. So my taste buds were already wet for travel.
The turning point was catching up with an old high school friend and chatting to him about what he had been up too. After telling me the story of how he backpacked around Europe, lived and worked in London and then traveled all the way back to Australia via Asia I was hooked. It was the perfect escape, no adventure I wanted for the next chapter of life.
An over used quote I know but something that now sums up exactly how I feel.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” — St. Augustine
For now its time to prepare for that next page. So subscribe to my RSS feed or follow me on Twitter and join me on the adventure. Maybe I’ll prompt you to make the leap too and we can catch up in a pub or hostel somewhere and discuss the pages of our book we are writing each and every day.