To me travel was never just a thing I wanted to do occasionally. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to make travel part of my lifestyle. I wanted to have full freedom in my life, and felt the only way to do this was by being completely independent.
Independence and freedom are the things I value most in the world. I despise the idea of being trapped – it’s my biggest fear. I hate monotony and I hate people telling me how to live my life.
What I didn’t know when I started this travel journey is that what I was craving was actually location and financial independence in order to have the freedom and flexibility to live life on my own terms.
I left everything behind to pursue this deep desire on June 18th, 2017. To purse my dreams and passions. To pursue the world. I left with no plan, no money, and no end destination, and all alone.
When I left, I left with no plan. I traveled for about a year without any real direction. Although I felt lost at times, I will never regret the hardships because they led me to finally create an action-plan for my dream life.
That year I felt as lost as ever, yet it is what inspired me to create my own location independent business. This gave me the ability to continue to travel the world, indefinitely, and gain more control over my life.
The idea of a location independent business didn’t come during my travels. It was always present, and I had been researching for ways to start an online business for around 10 years. What traveling alone for that year did for me is it made me believe in myself.
It validated my ideas, it provided me with inspiration and clarity, and it led me to meet dozens of inspiring people who were already living my dream life.