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

A 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 🙂