Before I start I just want to let you know that yes, it’s possible! I used to hate people like me, absolutely ridiculed them for not living in the real world. Turns out that’s exactly what they were doing! I was in the make believe one!
If you have read some of my other posts you will know I worked on a cruise ship for a while to travel. Well one day my port was Lisbon like many other ports before that I got off the ship to enjoy a new place. Except this time I stayed in Lisbon. Quit my job that day, took my bags and left. I’m actually still in Portugal about a month later. Did the world end? Nope surprise surprise it got better, even thought can’t speak the language and had no plans whatsoever.
(I may do a post in the future about that day, it’s not the point of this blog though)
The point I’m trying to make is you can just do it, whatever it is, get it done! For most people it’s seeing the world, escaping the shit life they have now to see what else there is to find. My god let me tell you there’s so much! Do it today, what’s the worst thing that can happen?
Think about the things that are holding you back from travelling, from going to explore. I bet every single thing is of your own creation, because there are no barriers at all. Do you think it’s money? It’s not, you can leave where you are and be someone else and live off very little. You may not be able to fly to Australia but can you fly to Sweden? To Germany? I get the feeling you could, and to stay there is as cheap as you like. Work in a bar or at a holiday camp, don’t say you can’t because you can! I’ve spent a month fixing a guys windows, do I know what I’m doing? Not even a little bit! But I’ve figured it out and I’ve cracked on with it. Fixing windows in a villa in Portugal! I had no intention of doing that but here I am.
If you say “well it’s okay for you, I can’t do that” I promise you need a slap across the face. You can and you should! Go and explore this world. Can I recommend a place to you? Find a cheap flight to a Spanish Island and google work there. You’ll find so much and you’ll get away with not being an EU citizen in some places for short term work. Majorca is fantastic, so is Ibiza. Or the canaries. Except don’t go to Tenerife because it’s a shit hole.
The only thing stopping you is you, believe it or not, it’s true. You’ll either realise that now or in years to come. Better now though.