I’m not sure how it all began, I just know I wasn’t happy with the way things were. I needed a change. I had to find my place under the sun. This is my pursuit of happiness.
It all started in Ireland. My first solo trip. I can’t really call it a trip, more of a short term moving. Just decided to give it a go. I remember the moment when I bought a ticket. We were having a family lunch and me and my sister in law were buying me an online ticket to Dublin. I clicked and that was it. ‘Hey guys, I bought a ticket’. Everybody was silent. It didn’t feel so great. Neither for me nor for them. I didn’t do it out of a pure wish, I just didn’t know what else to do.
Many years ago, I graduated from college. From that point on, I really had back luck with jobs, it was the beginning of the financial crisis and the companies were falling apart, so sticking to a job was really hard. After a while, I just got sick of sending CV-s, doing interviews, finding new jobs, adjusting to the new environment. All over again. It was a neverending cycle and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I wasn’t lazy, I really wanted to work, but this just stopped being my way. So, before my trip to Ireland, I was unemployed for over 2 years. I knew if I didn’t do something now, I would waste away my life.
So this was the beginning of my big journey.