How Can You Afford To Travel 

So I don’t mean to be rude but I have come along a few comments and digs about leaving my job to travel. Yes it’s risky, and in this climate (thanks Brexit and our new recession) it wasn’t easy at all for me. 

I fought so hard for my jobs they were never handed to me on a plate or because of someone I knew. When I graduated from uni all I wanted was a job and for someone to give me an opportunity and I would never let anyone take it away from me. I put my happiness on external things and if that wasn’t working well then I was not happy.

I then moved on to new roles and then got made redundant. I thought to myself why has this happened again and as soon as I got a new job I thought this is it, I’ve found something again. 

All I could think about was travelling, I spent the first half of 2016 feeling miserable. I knew if I didn’t do it now then I would regret it. I didn’t want to look back and think what if? Honestly it has been the best decision for me and I feel like I’ve grown as a person.

People have asked me how I can afford to travel for so long. Well I was saving for a house, I sacrificed not going out and commuting everyday just so I can save the pennies. I’m not from privilege so that security meant a lot to me. But I was so unhappy and knew I wouldn’t be getting on the property ladder soon, so I decided to travel. It’s the only thing that makes you richer. No one gave me financial support and it annoys me when people assume that I must have helped. I just saved, saved and saved some more until I was comfortable enough to leave my job to travel. 

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