While I’m still living and working in Taiwan, I have been thinking recently about the two months I spent travelling Asia early last year.
I do miss the ultimate freedom that comes with travelling alone. It’s one of the few things I’ve done that really made me feel alive.
I’m the type of person that can easily get stuck in a rut and lose passion if I’m doing the same thing everyday for too long and I do feel I’m starting to get to that point now.
It’s weird because I am a contradiction. While travelling is a really amazing experience, I also found it to be hard work at times because I’m an introverted person and often need my own space which can be difficult when your constantly staying in hostels. I know that I couldn’t maintain that type of lifestyle for too long. I remember nearer the end of my previous traveling experience I was more than ready to return to Taiwan and stick around in one place for a while.
But things change and now I am keen to have another adventure.
I would say that I become the best version of myself when I am pushed outside my comfort zone which travelling obviously does. I become way more creative, more inspired to take action and generally have a greater passion for life.
I think that I need to try and create a lifestyle for myself where I have the freedom to take a 1-3 month trip every year.
I know that’s not going to be an easy thing to do because I need to work. But it’s not impossible either. I think living this type of lifestyle would be an really positive thing for me.
This is why I’m looking into career opportunities that give me more flexibility than the 9-5 GRIND. I have started writing (a novel) again and while I haven’t had any success in the past I think that this type of work is perfect for me. I have also learnt a lot about online marketing over the last few months. Understanding this is crucial for developing the type of lifestyle I want.
My two interests have always been storytelling and entrepreneurship. So I’m going to be working towards combining these two things in a career path that gives me flexibility. I’m not exactly sure what that looks like yet but I’m getting there.