Hey my name is Jarrod and I am originally from Melbourne, Australia. Ever since my maiden traveling adventure back in 2006 I have known that a normal life of full time work paired with a live-for-the-weekend mentality was never an option. I was unable to accept that the majority of my week would be spent pretending to enjoy working for someone else, trading my time for money in the hope that maybe one day things would just fall into place and that the fairy tale life of perpetual travel would somehow become a reality.
I quickly learned that a life of endless travel wasn’t a new idea. It wasn’t as if it was completely unachievable. Even if it was only a small percentage of people had figured it out, it was still enough to make me realise that it was absolutely possible. There were actually people out there that experience true freedom every day of their lives; not having to answer to anyone, not having to turn up to work in a stupid suit, doing what they wanted, where they wanted, when they wanted. That was, and still is, the definition of true freedom.
It was during the Australian summer of 2009 that Europe kick-started my burning desire to see more, do more and most of all experience more. I couldn’t stand to live another monotony-filled day. I had to get out and see what this world had to offer. I was certain it wasn’t the world I had been told accept as “work 40 hours a week until you’re, like, 60 and then you can have all the free time you want.” No Thanks
I know for some people travel may not be their cup of tea, but it’s not just about travel. It’s about finding something that you’re passionate about and creating a lifestyle around it. Travel has definitely been a catalyst in opening my eyes to what is truly possible if you set your mind to something. Not just for one day, not even for a month. It has to be a relentless effort to succeed, nothing should ever get in your way of living your passion day in, day out.
So armed with nothing more than a laptop in one hand and my passport in the other I hope to inspire you to at least entertain the idea of dropping everything and booking a one way ticket to a place you’ve always wanted to go. If not, I hope you find a way to make living your passion a reality.