Sometimes things just happen organically, the time is right for a big shift in your life. A week ago after a heated argument with my boss I decided that it was time for me to leave my job.
I admit that for a moment I felt a bit lost as I had been working for the company for 4 years and was running the store, but after awhile I realized that I had been in a mini depression for the last 7 years, ever since I had gone backpacking in South-East Asia for 4 months when I was 24, and always planned to leave and travel again but had not.
The moment I walked out the door at work everything fell into place.
I called my landlord to inform them I would be looking for someone to take over my lease for the next year, they were sad to hear I was leaving but found someone to take my apartment within 3 hours.
I decided to sell all my gym equipment and put photos online and have pretty much sold everything already.
I found a cheaper alternative for storing the few things I own in a garage.
People always say that big changes are difficult, but really as soon as you focus your effort on something it generally tends to just open up before you easily.
1 week and already I am all prepped to leave.
Itinerary: My initial plans are to drive from Quebec up to British Colombia, I have always wanted to see Canada as a whole and experience it as it is the second largest country in the world. I will be sleeping in my car to save money as much as possible, I will even be packing as much cooked food as possible and cooking it on a portable gas stove.
I may pit stop in the United States a bit on my drive back but I am not too sure about that. Once I get home I will be putting my car up for sale as I plan to be gone for quite a long time.
After that it will be Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia(where I am planning to stay and work to save up money again) and then possibly hop over to South America where I am hoping to go work on an organic farm to reduce costs.
These are of course just ideas, so much can happen when travelling for long periods of time, but I am much better prepared then I was 7 years ago.
I have quite a bit saved up, a much better idea of how to save money and plan on being as frugal as possible to extend my trip.
I also will be using this opportunity to do something I have always wanted to do, which is practice my writing and make more videos.
It’s been a dream of mine to live through writing, but the 9-5 has been draining my energy for years, just keeping me in this low level depression. I hope to ignite that spark again with this trip and really see what I am capable of without the distraction of running a store.
We shall see what the future brings, but I definitely plan to bring my A-game.
It’s adventure time!!