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Spending The Rest Of My Life Travelling

My version of freedom is when there are no attachments left for me to be tied down to. No job, no home, no family to be indebted to or to be responsible of, no responsibility in general and no society that dictates me to say that I should stay in the land that I was born in. I want to be free from all of that, so maybe then, I’d finally feel accomplished. As if there wasn’t this heavy feeling on my shoulders and an ache in my soul that hurts every time I look at the vast expanse of the ocean.

I want to be completely free.

I realise this want 4 years ago, when I turned 20. I thought it was just a passing feeling. Something that I got as soon as I turn 2 decades old. Maybe it was going to go away and I’d laugh about it later for thinking about it? Except, 4 years later, I’m still staring longingly at the ocean and wishing I was out there. Recently, I realised that the closest thing I can do to get me that free feeling is by dying. Which is NOT an option, not even a little. But how can I just leave everything behind and go travel so selfishly?

My version of freedom is when there are no attachments left for me to be tied down to. No job, no home, no family to be indebted to or to be responsible of, no responsibility in general and no society that dictates me to say that I should stay in the land that I was born in. I want to be free from all of that, so maybe then, I’d finally feel accomplished. As if there wasn’t this heavy feeling on my shoulders and an ache in my soul that hurts every time I look at the vast expanse of the ocean. I want to be completely free.

It’s not that easy

But it’s possible. A reckless thing to do but would guarantee you to go into travelling for the remainder of your life would be to book for a one way ticket to a cheap yet amazing country. Alone. It’s a brave thing to do this but it’s better than waiting and waiting for the right opportunity to do so. Stop saying “someday I will travel to (country)” and actually do it.

Saying that makes me feel horrible because I know I don’t have the guts to do it. I have my parents to repay and a brother to help. I still have a lot of things to do left in bucket list right here in my country. I WISH I could just leave.

I WANT to leave. So bad.

Expenses?

Knowing the trip is going to be forever, saving money isn’t going to be enough before you quit your job and leave. You may need to rent your own place and sell EVERY. SINGLE. THING. After all, how are you going to make yourself leave home if you keep attaching yourself to the things that you bought but never even use?

Useless stuff shall be sold. And there shall be no spending of unnecessary things anymore. Travelling isn’t as expensive as you might think but it won’t be possible if you don’t have the money for it either. You also need to do a bunch of other things before going like:

  • Getting an updated world map
  • Getting a passport that doesn’t expire in the next 2 years
  • Checking all the counties’ visa requirements
  • Getting about 2 credit cards at most
  • Getting vaccinated
  • Getting a travel insurance
  • Buying high quality gear made for travel
  • Getting a freelance job online