What is this post about?
it is about Insecurities!
You think I know what I am doing and why I am doing it? There are days in which I ask myself..hack Gabi, why are you on the road again, on a ship, in a plane, or walking for hours? Why are you sitting half a day in front of a screen and write about your travels? Who cares?
Do not expect everyone to share your joy
thinks I have no target in live and that I am more or less homeless or wandering like one. Which I am. Both actually. I do not have a home, if home were a property or a rented apartment. And I wander. That is what I do. And I like it as hell.
which is very dear to me, thinks I should settle once and for all, and get a steady job, and live in a place where I can arrange my furniture and belongings nicely.
who know what I do, tell me “are you traveling alone? sleeping in a tent? on the beach??? in a stranger’s home? you are mad!”. I get a lot of that. Some have this reaction because they care about my safety, some are afraid of theirs.
I have days in which the domesticated me tells me to stop, rent a place, look for a job, live steady. And times in which every conversation I have with myself starts with: “What’s got into you?”
I get my answer only when I reach a new destination and stay like a ant in front of a huge sea. Then I feel small and happy. And it is only then that I understand why I do all this.
It’s not easy, but what is?
The ‘No Way’ Checklist
Things look sometimes full of hazards and danger when you judge them sitting at the coffee table in your kitchen. And from home, you will find ten of reasons why not to do something. But the only hazard is not doing what you feel is meant for you. Actually you are an extremely adaptable being and you will deal with the problems as they come. You do not need to make a checklist of possible dangers before.
Examples of courage, real people, real stories
1 # a Romanian couple traveling the world and making a living out of it (read here).
2 # Mum spends maternity leave backpacking around the world with her 10-week-old (read here)
3 # 72 years old backpacking the world (read here)
4 # man with muscular distrofy backpacking for Europe (read here)
So, still having second thoughts?