I don’ like when people say ”You are so lucky, some day I will also go and live my life as you do”, but they never do anything in this direction. So many people get caught in the routine. Eat, sleep, work, repeat. With an occasional 14 days vacations- waiting for that for a year. Quit talking and begin doing. Even if your dreams are big and you are not sure if you can do it, be brave enough to be bad at something new and just go for it.
First of all if you see my Instagram you can get a wrong impression what I am doing. It looks like i am traveling around doing nothing. Wrong. I work. It is a different kind of work because i work as a surf instructor. Once somebody asked my mom how much money my parents give me so i can travel. I can just laugh at those close minded people.
My long journey began about 7 years ago. I finished my diploma and just started with my masters. We went for a surf to our nearest spot to Croatia and my friend asked me if I would be keen to go and work in a surf house on Canary Islands. I bought a ticket in a week. Well some people would say you need balls for that, I would say I just grabbed the opportunity.
You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it. Claim it. Live it. Do the best you can with it. Taking risks and changing something in your life can be a great thing. So I was a housekeeper for 4 years. Not the best job, but I was able to surf everyday and that was the most important thing for me. For the whole 4 years I was broke. I got money for food, nothing else. And if I earned some money, I spent it for traveling. If you need financial security, it is going to be hard for you to do it. This is stepping out of your comfort zone 100%. If I would have to, I would do it all over again.
I did my license for surf instructor in 2013, since then I was working in a surf camp in Spain 2-3 months a year. Knowing more people got me to the point where I got more and more opportunities. I was never expecting anything, but I was definitely appreciate everything. You need to be smart in that kind of situations, let your passion guide you. That’s what I did.
It was a long journey, but now I have a life I always wanted.
My lifestyle has a lot of pluses but also a lot of minuses. Forget about relationships. Constant traveling and moving around wherever I work are not the best things for a relationship. Living the dream has it’s minuses too. But remember- a negative mind will never give you a positive life. I am a very positive person, seeing good things in bad situations all the time. Maybe that’s why I can live my life so freely.
So step out of your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to change your life if you are not happy with it. Thank me later.