Posting my travel locations on my Social Networks, I get the most common question,“What is your job?”. A question that most people think will get them find the reason on how can one afford to travel the places I’m traveling with the ‘job’ I have. I realize even though I wrote so many posts on how is it possible for ‘anyone’ to travel the world without tons of money, not everyone reads it. The sad part of it is that, they ended up asking me the same questions over and over which I don’t mind really, but the worst is that some people judge me for the lifestyle I am living. I remember one friend of a friend from Facebook commenting, “How in the world you can afford to travel like this? You must have a SUGAR DADDY!”. I replied on the comment shaking my head, asking her to read my blog so she will find out how ANYONE can do it WITHOUT a SUGAR DADDY!
I have written posts like, “How to Extend Your Trip” and “How to Travel Cheap“, even “How to Travel Solo for Women“. I am always an independent person, I admit I’ve made a mistake once depending on someone and it was when I fell in love ages ago, but I learned a lot from it. Those things I’ll try not to happen again.
Maybe some would ask, do I “Travel to Work or Do I Work to Travel”? I would say I’m the latter. I would work about anything within my limitations to travel. I’ve done Travel to Work, and I should say from my experience, it was not fun even if it involves traveling.
Travel is indeed a lifestyle and for travelers like me, most of us ‘Work for Travel’. We don’t care about following careers or piling up certificates to show off on your wall, our experiences from traveling, the survival skills, languages we learned are I think, far more priceless and worthy than certificates gained from inside a 4 walled school listening to what the professors have to say. I am not discouraging school, in fact, I am encouraging people to go out there and learn more with life by exploring and experiencing it. Life is a big school anyway.
We can’t judge a traveler without any diploma at hand, he might be the one to help you when you really need a hand some place away from your so-called ‘home’.
TRAVEL TO WORK
Traveling to work is not as fun. Enduring long hours of travel just to earn money. Nah, that won’t appeal to me now. It did once, it won’t appeal to me again unless its will be to a company I own. MOTIVATION: Money.
WORK TO TRAVEL
MOTIVATION: To travel more. This is way better than the former since the motivation will be much more than words can describe and eyes can se. All the long hours of work you have to endure might be nothing, thinking about where you can go and what you will do, when you get to save a bit of money for traveling.
The greatest tip I give to those who always want to travel endlessly, is to do not listen to people who can’t do what you can do or surpass what you can. They might just be the jealous freak who wants to rob you off of your dreams. Well, your parents and friends might be concern for your safety but just do not ignore your instincts and you will be fine.