Ok, fellow adventure addicts, I am having one of those WTF moments where I am smack dab in the middle of a life story that I know I will laugh about later but feels a bit terrifying now. I quit my amazing fashion PR job in Sydney to pursue dreams of world travel and ditch the 9-5 scene. So far, to be completely honest, it has been a rocky couple of days. Zekee and I were meant to go to Asia immediately after my last day, but in order to score lower fares we pushed our trip back three weeks (after I had already put in my 2 weeks at work) Now we are struggling to find temp jobs to cover rent and living expenses until we leave, not to mention spending money for our upcoming trip!
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I am biting my nails and buying only spaghetti, but I asked for adventure and I have most certainly found it. I figure as long as I don’t starve or end up homeless, it’s allllll good. Besides, famished is in right? I could write a book called ‘The broke traveler’s Diet’. As I said before, I will do anything for my true love- travel/adventure. I will just have to figure it out- I have no other choice.
I found work at a local café, but it pays significantly less than hoped for and only offers about 10 hours a week. Tomorrow I will apply for more bar jobs etc. and hope for the best. Things like this have a way of working themselves out. Worst case scenario, Zekee and I plan on utilizing the Couch Surfer’s website. Now that I have vented all of my anxiety to you, fellow adventurers, I can move onto the positive…
I am getting SO excited for Perth, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Thank God the American and Australian dollar go VERY far in these countries. We are finding hostel rates at as low as $7/night! My FAV delicious Asian food will also be extremely affordable. That said, we are still planning on doing this whole trip on a budget, even for the low prices- It’s all relative right? Before we leave, I will be featuring each destination in a research post investigating local culture, food, traditions, the best places to visit, hostels we will check out, etc. We want to know as much as possible going in without over-planning because getting a little lost and experiencing some culture shock is half the fun for us adventure addicts.
Immediately after Asia, I will be returning 2 months earlier than planned to the States because I will be attempting to become a flight attendant so I can see what I’ve been missing in my backyard all along. I am embarrassed to admit I have never been to NYC, Boston, Washington DC, and many other American must-sees. Every world traveler I have encountered cannot believe I grew up in CA and haven’t taken the time to see other states. I mean I was in college and working nearly full-time so I had an excuse, but now that I am out of school I am overdue for a US adventure. I figure getting paid to travel beats sitting at a desk and saving for the rare adventure. I will still take any vaca time I get to see the rest of the world!
If you can’t tell I am having quite the quarter life crisis. Totally Ok with that though!! = )
I am an adventure junkie, and I will (clearly) stop at nothing to get my next fix!
Slightly freaked out,