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  • Ana Karoline

    Isso é incrível. Abandonar a vida estática, perfeita, completa e ir em busca do novo, do desafio...é algo maravilhoso e exige coragem e desprendimento de coisas para colecionar momentos! É um sonho, mas na minha realidade não me é permitido nesse momento,quem sabe em um futuro breve eu possa sair em busca da sonhada volta ao mundo.

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Agreed, pursue your Passion! Summer 2005, I quit my full-time job to become a full-time Storyteller. A month later after traveling to Belize, a local invited me to share my passion for literacy & donate training for teachers/librarians. I sold my small home & possessions to create a volunteer literacy project and began traveling village to village in Belize. I donated programs for 33,000 students & trained 800 teachers to use their own indigenous stories in school.
    Since then I've been a finalist in TED Talks talent search, performed in International Festivals and been a keynote Speaker sharing my Story about Living One's Passion & Sharing One's Skill-set to Help Others.
    In 2013, the Belize Literacy project opened the door to performing in Kenya and co-creating a book through Artfully AWARE, Perseverance & Possibility in Kenya. November I donated literacy programs in Ghana & co-created another book. December was the 1st trip to Haiti Breaking down stereotypes and proving to people that Anything is Possible is the Ultimate Goal. Because ANYTHING is Possible when you take that first step! HUG!

  • Nicole Vlug

    Wonderful Story - thank you!! I did this myself and it lasted years...and now my beloved camera and I have a settled peaceful existence...Earth is home.

  • Magdalena

    This is great! I love this story! How beautiful traveling can be. I lost, re-discovered, and found myself in a traveling adventure early last year, and since then I haven't been the same (in a good way)!

  • Martin Melucci

    Excellent story, thank you. Though your path of not following the 'usual' is different from mine, I very much relate, especially with the feeling like your job was not worth your time, no matter how much you're being paid, and feeling like you're wasting your life doing it.

    When I lost my regular job a few years ago, I discovered they did me a favor. I mean that. I had been trying to get what I really wanted to do with my life going on the side for a while, though I could only devote so much time to it. In the down time after that, it actually got dark for a little while, though once I re-committed myself to my project and did more with it than I ever thought I could possibly do myself (instead of hiring others to do), it became very fulfilling seeing things leave the confines of only being in my mind and bloom through my work on it.

    This (links below) is the project I'm referencing above. Please don't take this as too much self-promotion (though I'd be lying if I said I don't want people to see this) - this is very close to my heart, and I feel there are similarities between your story and mine in the way such things have affected us personally:

  • mbstrawn

    And this is why I joined the Peace Corps 3 years ago! Best decision of my life.

  • Brande Jackson

    Traveling alone, IMO, is by far one of the most valuable life lessons one can give to themselves. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  • Sovanna Pouv

    Thank you very much for sharing this post and your experience. Being alone is what a lot of people are afraid of, but the more experiences are shared, the less fear there will be.

  • Kyle Voellinger

    Thanks a lot for posting this. I am in a very similar situation right now. I just recently quit a very stable and well paying job of 6 years. I intend to also travel the US by myself with no plan, destination or hope. I am not sure where life is going to take me now but i'm pretty certain I would have regretting staying with a job that I was unhappy with just to keep up with bills. I hope to meet new people and hopefully find something out there for me. Hearing from others doing the same always makes me a little more hopeful. Hope to hear more from you in the future, good luck with your adventures.

      • Kyle Voellinger

        I planned on starting this trip a few months ago when the weather up north was a little better. I live in Rochester NY and planned on heading to the west coast on a north route and coming back south but now plan to head straight south. PA, WV, TN, MS, LA, TX, NM, AZ with no particular plan. I do plan to stop in Nashville, New Orleans and Austin and any other smaller towns that seem interesting on my way to San Diego, where I will stay for at least a few days. From there I will continue to take my time up the west coast to San Francisco. I would like to spend as much time in CA as possible and see what happens from there. Any tips or recommendations are appreciated!

          • Kyle Voellinger

            Thanks Alessandra, that is a great article and it will be very useful for me. I have heard a lot about AirBnb. I haven't used it yet but it is an amazing resource that I definitely plan on using throughout this trip. Thanks again for replying, every little thing will help make things easier.