„All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.“
– Walt Disney –
Courage. In the past two years I showed a lot of courage and I am proud of myself, to be who I am and what I have achieved so far. I started traveling on my own, backpacking through Thailand, exploring the streets of New York City, going to surf camps three times in a row. Portugal, Fuerteventura and Bali.
After each travel I came back with so many new and beautiful impressions. But I also had doubts. Started thinking about the meaning of life. Which adventures and stories could I tell my children one day?
Besides those doubts, the will to improve my surfing skills grew strongly. But living in a landlocked country like Germany, it´s not easy to work on your surfing skills. Practice the take off in front of the TV, train with the balance board, watch surfing videos and read a lot of theory books. But I want more.
It´s time for a new start. Take all of your courage. So I decided to quit my job and go on a long-term surf trip. It was not an easy decision, and it was not made over night. But since I made the decision, I am feeling free. Many people ask me „why quitting and not taking a sabbatical?“. I thought about taking a sabbatical, but it is not the right thing for me. I want to be really free, going on an adventure and leave the past behind me. A fresh start. Thinking about the future, without being trapped in an old job. Being open minded for new possibilities.
Until September 29th, I am working in my job as a Marketing Communication Specialist. In the upcoming weeks I have to deal with all important topics like insurance stuff, sell my car, rent my flat, book a flight to Bali as well as the first accommodation, and many more topics. Sometimes thoughts like „Ina – wtf – what are you doing?“ are coming to mind. But most of the time I am sooooo happy and excited.
And I am more than happy if you join my adventure and follow my blog.