I was for a long time thinking about the idea of writing about my traveling experiences, people I have met, places I have fallen in love with, etc and I finally took the plunge two months ago……
Travel Hunky Dory- When did I come up with the idea of creating it?
The idea of creating a travel and Inspiration blog popped into my mind last year, when my thirstiness for traveling was unstoppable, I had a normal job as a Catering Assistant at a reputable hospital in Canterbury UK, was finishing my Psychology degree and had plenty to do in my free time, yet I was not feeling pleased, I did not enjoy fully my job, my degree was not attracting me anymore and my best friend died at a very young age from Cancer.
Hence, I started to question a lot about what I was doing and what was the purpose of doing the things I was doing, I did not find any answers but I knew I had to pursue my passion so I prepare and save money to do that.
Preparation time and traveling
I took a TEFL course, I took an online digital marketing course and I signed up for a couple of freelance websites work.
Although I prepared I make the mistake of inviting along my ex-partner at that time, lots of stress, I was the one blamed for not finding any jobs or running out of money; things like this happen and nonetheless, I learnt that you need to find someone who also shares your passions so I don’t regret anything and I am grateful to have gone and I keep the nice memories from that month traveling.
Other valuable things, I realize what is the difference between work and a holiday or that not all volunteer opportunities out there contribute to a worthy cause, support the local economy or grow your skills whilst traveling.
There are amazing nice memories that left me craving for more, for instance, mixing with locals, meeting other travellers, trying few words in the native language, feeling the joy of receiving help from a total stranger, talking to the nice waitress in the few German words I know, I was finally “living”, I felt alive, although there were moments I felt very stressed out, it was worth it.
If you are craving mentally for a little adventure, make it happen, you will one day say to yourself: I damn made it! I am bloody awesome!
The reasons behind it
It was not until July this year when I decided to take seriously documenting my travels and I choose the niche: “sustainable and inspirational”. I am very into meaningful yet conscious travel and living, it is part of who I am and my personality (is damn crazy but I live on my own terms and dance to the rhythm of my own drum!)
I know I can make mistakes and have done tons, believe me, but making mistakes does not mean you are failing but the opposite, means you are living to the fullest. By writing this blog I want to put in practice what Albert Einstein said:
Hopefully, I will be leaving a sort of legacy when I do no longer belong to this amazing world, well, I hope I am not hitting the bucket too soon!!!
Which topics will I be talking about?
Highlight the reality of being a sustainable traveler
Traveling off-the-beaten path is my favorite way of traveling, I want to discover real cultures and real local people wherever I go, even sometimes I like to visit big cities like next month, I am going to……
I am just going to leave you a clue: it is the place which original name means “Merchant Harbour”…..
Who is going to guess where I am going correctly? Common is easy peasy!!
Clarifying traveling vs working (being a digital nomad)
Most people misunderstand what means traveling and working, thinking that going traveling is the same as being on a holiday, let me tell you is NOT the same! Is bloody hard, believe me!
Even if you see me with a good look, having a nice drink on my hand on my posts and social media channels I have bad days too and others like me, so I feel the need to unleash the truth behind it.
What I have realized is that most of digital nomads are traveling sustainably and the common assumption that they move really fast is a myth, most of them stay 3-6 months in every location to immerse themselves in the culture and even learn the local customs and language.
To summarize, topics like traveling sustainable whilst being a Digital Nomad:
- How to travel whilst being sustainable
- Resources you can use such as websites, forums, co-working spaces etc
- Tips, advice, recommendations
I will contribute to a more sustainable way of traveling, to inspire you to travel more meaningfully, inspire and provide you with valuable information about how you can do it too.
My plan is to tell you as well about the hassles on any trip I will do as talking as well about inspirational stories related to travel.
Warning: you are still on time to unfollow! I am warning you! although that would be sad coz I don’t know you but I wish you to come with me too and learn from you too!
Did anybody guess where I am going to next month?