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I’m having a break (not holidays)

When quitting my job seemed to be the best option, the first thing that came to my mind was to travel for a long period of time (and maybe never come back to Paris…^^).

I always had that dream to leave everything behind me and just wander all around the world:

  • To be in awe in every city I visit like a 3 years old child;
  • To taste new dishes and get my mouth surprised by new flavors;
  • To discover a new culture;
  • To meet new people and create strong friendships.

When I told my friends that after quitting my job I’ll travel 4 months in South America because I needed a break to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, they were all like:

Whaaaaat?! Awesome, you’re going on holidays!

All they were hearing was “I’ll travel 4 months in South America” when I wanted them to hear “I need a break to figure out what I want to do with my life”.

I felt lonely and misunderstood

When I decided to travel 4 months in South America, it was for me a way to have a break from my social environment in Paris, where clearly I had few support.

It’s selfish, I know.

It’s just that I wanted to reconnect with myself to know how I wanted to manage my life. And not do what people were expecting me to do because of my IT background or because I’m a girl who’s turning 30 in 3 years and I should think about having a husband and children right now before it’s too late (seriously?!).

It was soooo frustrating!

People would tell me how I should live MY life without even knowing me. They thought they knew better than me.

Can you imagine that?

Quitting everything was indeed a chance for me to start again a new life

A life:

  • I purposely choose;
  • I am fully aware of;
  • With no regrets at all.

So, yes I’m 10000km far away from home.

But, no it’s not holidays where I check all the touristy things to do (I didn’t bring any travel guide book and it’s not really my thing anyway).

It’s a BREAK.

And if you think otherwise, well, I don’t give a fuck 🙂

What about you? Have you quit your job to travel the world too? How was it?

Or maybe you’re considering the option but you’re afraid of people’s reactions?

Anyway, I’d love to hear from you ^^

Promise, I don’t bite!

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Shyrwyn
Former IT Project Manager in Paris, Shyrwyn is now traveling around the world. She has traveled to more than 30 countries (and that’s just the start!)


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