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As some of you may know, I’ve decided to go traveling. Yeah, I’ve been doing that for a while now but this time it’ll be different. I’ll be leaving the country in a few months and there will be no return. Well, I’ll return – but hopefully not any time soon. Yep, I’m packing my bags and becoming a digital nomad. The goal will be to immerse myself in the long-term travel culture and go to as many places as possible without burning out and being as financially sustainable as possible.
I decided to pull out my trusty (well, not so trusty – it is rather broken) camera and vomit my thoughts in the vlog above. Click here if you can’t see it.
So the original plan was that I would stay in Melbourne and save till the end of July when I’d jump on a plane but today I decided to change that. Instead of living in a house like normal, I’d start living like a backpacker now and reap the benefits. As I want to work with a $50 daily budget in Asia, the savings of me not living in a permanent location could daily fund 100-150 extra days on my travels. So as of 17 days from now, I’ll hopefully have shrunk my possessions from 5 suitcases worth to a backpack and a half worth and I’ll start my backpacking life.
By 31 July 2014 then I’ll have irradiated all my debt, purchased everything I have on my shopping list for travel and have enough savings to cover me for at least 18 months. If not, I’ll still go travelling r.egardless. It’ll be better to go as soon as I can and deal with the consequences after, otherwise I may never go
As soon as that date hits, I hunt for the cheapest or most exciting way to get out of the country and head north. Chances are that I’ll end up jumping on a plane and go straight to Bali but if I’m lucky, I might be able to bounce off somewhere like PNG, East Timor or perhaps ditch the flying idea and go by boat.
Bit an assortment of goals but this year is all about creating stability in my life (by injecting controlled chaos into it) and improving my health and attitude on life.
So, what do you think? Think I’m crazy? Think I’m not doing enough? Have any suggestions?
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