It all starts with a dream, right?
For a long time, it was just that. A dream that maybe “someday” I would have the time and money to travel the world.
The years went by while I was doing the same thing, day after day. It was like being on autopilot, or at least that’s how it felt. The only thing that kept me motivated was that one or two-week vacation that I was looking forward to.
It was after one of those vacations that I finally made the decision. Trying to get in as many places as possible into my two-week vacation in Vietnam. I wanted to see northern, central and southern Vietnam in that short amount of time, and I was completely exhausted when I got back home.
Become a doer!
I knew that it was time for me to switch from a dreamer to a doer. It wouldn’t be easy, but I was prepared to work hard to get there. I made many changes in how I was spending my money. For example, instead of grabbing a takeaway for lunch every day, I started making my own lunches to take with me to work. Usually I made all the meals ready for a few days ahead. This alone saved around 250 USD/month. I had a job in customer service so I knew that I couldn’t just depend on my salary. I had to get some extra income from side gigs, but I can make a separate post around that topic later.
The point is that you don’t have to be rich to do something like this. You just have to become a doer. If I hadn’t, I know that I would regret it for the rest of my life. Trying and failing would have been better than not trying at all.