Didn’t you have an impression that I was a little bit absent last months…? Yes, you damn right I was. And I will be more than happy to explain you why.
We all love to travel right? We could be taking holidays all the time, and I can bet that most of us wouldn’t feel any remorse…Work, responsibilities? Naaah, not really. But how many of us could afford so?
Many of you are asking me, what am I doing that I am able to travel all the time and living t h i s kind of life?
The reality is never as colourful as you may think. My dad is not a millionaire, I am not getting monthly bank transfers from a unknown uncle and I am also not getting a 6 figure salary.
So let me get this straight. If you’re in the similar position and you want travel to be your priority – you’ll most probably have to sacrifice.
Your friends are going out, you are staying home putting money on the side. Your friends are building houses, you are renting a room cause you never know when you’ll decide to leave. Your friends are making corporate careers and you are just jumping from one job to another, giving yourself freedom to take the days off whenever you want or simply quit. Sounds familiar? Well it does to me.
I know that this is not an acceptable lifestyle for most of the people. But I actually can’t complain about it. Being honest…I pretty love it! 5-9 jobs, offices, working for your boss’s new Mercedes… Not really my cup of tea.
I used to manage quite well life in London with some small trips from time to time. But still, it wasn’t enough for me. I was dreaming about at leat few months constant trip. Was obvious that if I want to do so I have to change my current situation a s a p!
Maybe now you can understand that leaving London and moving to Switzerland for nearly 4 months (to a out-of-nowhere village, let’s don’t forget about that fact!) wasn’t that hard decision for me as I had a very important reason behind it. Money-wise Switzerland sounded really promising to me and well…it’s S w i t z e r l a n d! One of the most beautiful countries in the world!
Not a surprise, I sacrificed a lot being in Switzerland. Completely new place, weird language and close-minded people. I was missing my friends and skipping super important to me events. First time I was officially invited for a Fashion Week and I couldn’t go, you can imagine how it felt! I didn’t have time to work on my blog or develop my skills. I also almost wasn’t seeing my boyfriend as our work schedules were completely different. We were saving on almost everything so no entertaining or treating ourself. Our jobs were horrible and humiliating. But… when you have a goal and you know when are you going, it all suddenly stop matters… 🙂
I am always trying to look at things from a positive perspective. And you know what, I feel so tough now. I know that it won’t be easy to break me. I got closer with my boyfriend. We set ourself some new goals and started to plan how we’re gonna get there. I remembered myself that actually I can speak german quite fluent and I even got to understand some french (maybe like 5 words but come on, that’s still a lot!). I met some amazing people who offered me selfless help! I also managed to drag my friends to Switzerland and as they love the country they’re planning to stay there longer! Isn’t that all amazing?
And now…I am the happiest girl preparing herself for a Big Asian Adventure! I will be finally doing what I’ve always dreamed about! Only thinking about visiting all this magical places in Philippines, Thailand and Bali makes me so excited I literally can’t sleep! I am leaving in 2 weeks so I need to ask for a little bit more patience! <3
In the meantime let me share with you some pictures we managed to take in Switzerland… 🙂
Picture made by my dear friend: @reddeer_longboard