We didn’t realize that inside us the clock was ticking, till one day… The wake up call!!!
We have been working for 4 years, saving every penny and doing our best to have a comfortable and nice life. We were happy, everything seemed to be in the right place. But one day we realized that all this was good but not enough, The wake up call. The truth was that we wanted to do more, be more and see more.
It was time to leave the comfort zone and run after our dreams!
The wake up call happened on August 2013. We finished our honeymoon trip, got back to our lovely home, to our jobs and routine. Guess what? We were depressed! After some weeks we had the “talk” and decided to leave Brazil again
We were inspired by a Canadian couple that we met in Istanbul. We were staying in the same building and they shared with us precious stories about their journey. They were in their 50’s, decided to sell everything in Canada to travel the world. (Thanks guys for the beers and chats!)
This wasn’t the first time we would hit the road, we already lived in Ireland for two amazing years, more details on our future post Memories of Irish times.
But this time it would be different. We were not in our twenties any more, we had a house, two cats, a car, and a life to leave behind. In the other hand we have more experience, more money and more dreams. The result of the equation was: sell everything that we would not need, save as much money as possible, plan an open long-term travel, and find a way to earn money on the road.
So we had a plan, it didn’t sound simple, but it wasn’t impossible. To organize our thoughts and stay focus we made three guidelines to follow:
Research was the key for everything, we found so many travel blogs with inspiring stories and tips. Here are some of the ones that we’ve found really helpful and interesting:
After all the digging and reading we set a date: April 2014. On December 2013 we started the counting down! I have to be honest with you, I was more than happy. Actually I was thrilled. I would be able to do the things I like the most:
– Be with Rob 24/7 basis
– Travel the world
– Write again
I’ve never felt so lively. Everyday I had butterflies in my stomach, a mixed feeling of happiness, fear and anxiety. To leave the comfort zone is not easy, you have to give up lots of things and become a minimalist. I had to figure out a way to leave back my possessions and focus in our project. As Rob usually says “Giving up something big for something bigger” and that’s how I managed to leave everything behind and started a new style of life.
PS. Ditching the high heels was SOOOOO hard..