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’d 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 little 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
- I purposely choose;
- I am fully aware of;
- With no regrets at all.
So, yes I’m 10000km far from home.
But, no it’s not holidays where I check all the touristy things to do (I didn’t bring any travel guidebook and it’s not really my thing anyway).
It’s a BREAK.
And if you think otherwise, well, I don’t give a fuck 🙂