This is not gonna be exactly a travel guide, rather a guide to inner happiness! It worked for me, why should not that work for you too?
“ I don’t want to go there” , “ I hate my job” , “ I hate my life”, “ I don’t have time enough to go out with my friends, I need to work”, “I’m always tired” … How many times did you mention, at least, one of them?
Before quitting my job, I did it… plenty of times!
It just comes a moment where you’re not happy anymore and the only thing you want is running away for a while, but then, let’s be honest, you’re gonna face it anyway as soon as you’ll be back!
During the last year and half, I spent my days in a relationship that was burying me… I was so focused on another person that I forgot who I was and what I was doing with my life. Well sometimes, even if it doesn’t seem in that moment, to break up can save your life! I kept going with my routine, doing a job I didn’t want since the first moment, living in a place where I didn’t want to stay anymore, til one point when everything was more than enough.
What I’ve always been looking for is Freedom! The pure essence of Freedom and its smell. The only times I feel it are when I’m playing a character and I’m travelling and I even dream of earning a living by it… so, why not?
One day I said Stop. I realized that I wanted to quit everything and I did it. Obviously I was aware of my actions. To quit a job without having another one, not sure about what to do next, was running a big big risk… but I told to myself that sometimes running a risk might be the only way to get the life you really want, while being stuck in something you don’t is just a waste of time that no one is gonna give you back.
So I quit. Luckly, I already had tickets for Tenerife and I took advantage of the trip to better understand how to proceed. I opened the travel blog and my adventure began!
Since that moment everything get better and better… Obviously I needed to save a bit of money to survive… still living in London which is not exactly a cheap city to live in.
Today I’m doing lots of things that allow me to be my own boss, working wherever I want without anyone around who’s pointing the finger to tell me what I can and cannot do. I figured it out that I was just looking for my freedom, since I lost it somewhere in the past year… but then I found it! I understood it never went away, I was just blind and in the moment in which I decided to fight for my happiness… there it goes: freedom was smiling at me!
I started doing researches and I realized how much there’s to learn to do this kind of business. Following other experienced travel bloggers, watching videos, reading business books ( this one has been sooo useful The Business of Creativity ) and following courses about internet marketing, blogging and influencer techniques are just the beginning but, as long as it makes me feel happy, I’ll keep doing it!
I totally understand it’s very very veeeeery tough to quit something that gives you a certain balance to get the one that seems a black hole, but the truth is that it’s not! Yes you’re jumping from a high floor, but you don’t know you’re not gonna be broken. You’re not gonna be hurt… there’s the safest protection ever ready to support your fall which is your strengh, your self-confidence and your desire to be happy! The only risk you’re running is keep staying where you are, without doing any changes because you’re scared! I was in your same position, I do understand you, but I can honestly tell that don’t move is scariest. Don’t allow fear to stop you! Do you remember the black hole I mentioned before? Once you jump, the only thing you see is light! You start seeing everything with colors and not just black and white! You undestand it’s worth it and even if you need to do some sacrificies at the beginning, it’s gonna be worth it anyway! Better to sacrifice something but for your health and happiness rather than for your boss or for someone else.
If you’re thinking to do the same or you’ve just started,remember that you’re gonna be your own boss which is not that easy! You’ll need to learn how to manage time and I suggest you to write down your goals… it’s gonna be easier when you’re gonna feel a bit lost! I bought this goal diary A5 Ultimate Diary Planner 2017: Perfect for women in business to list every single thing I wanted to do and it helped… still helping actually!
We do focus on the pursuit of happiness and then we do the opposite… what kind of game is this? I decided I didn’t want to play anymore! It was time to end up that game and start living the life I’ve always dreamed of!
We should fight guys! Fight for our own happiness everyday… especially now that the world is upside down and we’re surrounded by the war, sadness and fear! We can’t play their game, we still have the chance to wake up and stand for what we truly believe, for what make us happy and it doesn’t matter what other people could say. It is not our problem, instead living a life of regrets it is!
And there is one last thought I want to share with you: it is never, never too late to be happy!
Stop reading here now and go outside living your dream! Remember: “ No one is so important to take away the smile from your face” !!!