traveling lifestyle

Life is hard.

Whoever tells you otherwise is lying.

but how you deal with it is what makes it bearable, fun and little easy.

I’m not saying I have done it all but I have been to school, been with bad influence,  to college, to cooperate jobs, done 9-5 and 3 jobs at once and most all of I have lived “Box life.”

If you don’t know what box life is, let me enlighten you.

You watch TV = box, you are on your phone and laptop 24/7 = box and you live in an apartment =box. Everything you do or say has to do inside four walls usually people who use this term specialize in living a modern box life.

Unfortunately those were also the things I did for long time.

I have been there always longing and waiting for the weekends and that 2 weeks vacation.

But I have also experience life without being a cubicle slave, life on the edge, out of my comfort zone, life with strangers, life on the road, life with freedom and this is what lights my fire. It is not easy but it brings excitement and happiness in my life.

To keep the tradition going, I made a list of reasons why traveling lifestyle is for me. I hope you will get kick out of it!

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1. I know myself. I am expressive and quick-witted, can be sociable, communicative and ready for fun, while on the other hand I can be very serious, thoughtful, restless and even indecisive. Sometimes all at once! (No one’s perfect right;) I kept looking cubicle after cubicle to find that sweet spot to fit in but with no luck. Being on the road made me realize I don’t have to fit in, I can choose and design the life I want and live it.

2. I get fascinated by almost everything in the world and I have a feeling as if there is not enough time to experience everything I want to see. I believe we have just this one life and I want to make most of it now; while I am still alive with all my teeths and fun-loving.

3. Every one is a work in progress. So I am not ashamed to say sometimes I have a feeling that half of me is missing. I am forever seeking for like-minded friends and mentors. Specially to exchange new perspectives and ideas.

4. I enjoy freedom to move around. If you are not happy where you are, move. You are not a tree. That one line sums it all up.

5. I have no desire to live a box life anymore; with people who gossip, work hard, go on two weeks holiday, save for a house, pay mortgage and die. No Thanks

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6. I value real conservation over small talks, television and cubicle life. I find myself happy when I’m on the top of the mountain enjoying the view after some toughest hikes in new country.

7. I like learning new skills, cultures and traditions. I may have learnt laptop skills in the cubicle but I am learning many life skills out on the road. Respect, tolerance, patience, love, peace, savings, expenses are just to name a few. Priceless experience to say the least.

8. I love minimalist lifestyle. Unfortunately i learnt the hard way – Things that you own, end up owning you.  It was then i decided to live life without bunch of stuffs. I would rather live with less and die with life full of experiences and life worth remembering. Less I have, happier I am.

9. To learn more about myself and about others. I have chosen freedom over security. Learning is never-ending and there is always room for improvement. That’s why Apple still asks for customer’s feedback right!

That is all i can think of just now tribe. But by sharing this here, all i hope is you ask 1 question to yourself today.
What kind of life you want?

Hope you will find an answer.

Best to you
x

 

Traveling lifestyle and why i chose it

33 thoughts on “Traveling lifestyle and why i chose it

  • December 24, 2016 at 2:08 am
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    Hey, I loved this, thanks for sharing! We all find our own path in life & it’s nice to share the road with another fellow traveller! It’s not an easy life for sure but it’s so rewarding. Hope our paths cross one day 🙂

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    • January 20, 2017 at 10:06 am
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      I hope the same. I’m always happy to read comments like yours. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • December 26, 2016 at 1:26 am
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    I just have to travel! I use every spare minute of leave I am allowed to get out and explore the world. Awesome insights 😀

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  • December 26, 2016 at 9:09 am
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    Such a beautiful post… We are all work in progress. Rather than blindly following someone, it good to understand your own aspirations, interests, dreams and work towards it.

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    • April 17, 2017 at 11:34 pm
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      True that Swati and thanks 🙂

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  • December 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm
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    hi love this post. such a realistic post it is. this is a reality for a human being whoever want to make full of this life and i m on of them. beautiful post thanks for sharing with us.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 11:01 pm
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    Thank you for sharing this. For sure this lifestye is teaching you a lot you could not learn in a 9-to-5 job, and if you feel “at your best” with this lifestyle then this is exactly what you should do. 🙂

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  • December 27, 2016 at 4:35 am
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    It was great to hear your personal story and perspective. We really love the minimalist lifestyle (possessions) we’ve had since travelling full time too. It frees us up for maximal experiences all over the world.

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    • April 17, 2017 at 11:37 pm
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      Good to hear how minimalist lifestyle is working for you too 🙂

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  • December 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm
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    Excellent reasons. I totally agree with you as well. Why just follow the masses and go through the same old boring life…Live, explore, be alive while you’re alive! Keep travelling!!

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    • April 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm
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      Exactly and hope you keep traveling as well 🙂

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  • December 28, 2016 at 4:22 am
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    There’s something amazing about traveling as a lifestyle eh? I’ve been doing it for a year as a digital nomad and have to say it’s one of the most amazing feelings to wake up in different places all the time, trying new foods, experiencing new cultures… Never want it to end!!

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    • April 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm
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      That makes two of us. It is wonderful, only thing i say is why didn’t i start earlier!

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  • December 28, 2016 at 9:39 am
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    Life is certainly hard but it is the love for travel that keeps me alive. I so loved reading your post. Travel teaches us so many things. We learn to look past petty issues in life and live fully!

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    • April 17, 2017 at 11:40 pm
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      Exactly. Life is worth more than worrying about petty things and drama 🙂

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  • December 28, 2016 at 9:41 am
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    I have to travel. I think it’s in my blood. And I couldn’t imagine a life without being able to discover and explore this amazing world we live in! I also try to be a minimalist – but I’m not always that successful 🙁

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    • April 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm
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      I wish you strength and courage to let go of the possessions that you don’t need. It could be the good start for minimalist living 🙂

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  • December 30, 2016 at 5:43 am
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    Loved your blog. Nice work and keep travelling!

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    • April 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm
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      Glad you are enjoying it. Thanks 🙂

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  • December 30, 2016 at 9:22 pm
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    Travelling is such a huge part of my life. I can’t even remember what it felt like before I starting travelling. Thank you for posting this!!

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    • April 17, 2017 at 11:43 pm
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      No worries, keep traveling 🙂

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  • January 1, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    I completely agree with you. I think that life must be lived to the fullest and I think traveling brings maximum satisfaction. Nothing compares to the experience of exploring a place where you’ve never been. I was pleased to read your article and to find myself in your words.

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  • January 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm
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    Loved your post! The best way to find an answer is to start questioning things and questioning and challenging yourself is the best way to know yourself and to grow. For the rest, follow your heart as you are doing. Have a great year!

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  • January 16, 2017 at 7:39 am
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    “Things that you own, end up owning you.” That is quite profound, and true, I think. I also wish to have more of a minimalist lifestyle, particularly as one ages. May I use that quote on my Proverbial Thursday feature on my blog where I showcase a proverb or saying from around the world and a quote. I will of course source you and your blog as a link, unless you wish me not to do so.

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    • January 20, 2017 at 10:11 am
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      Hi Amanda,
      Please feel free to showcase it with credits and links. I would love to read it when you are done as well 🙂

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  • January 17, 2017 at 4:16 am
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    Your photos ‘re amazing, Totally agree with number 7 “I like learning new skills, cultures and traditions. I may have learnt laptop skills in the cubicle but I am learning many life skills out on the road. Respect, tolerance, patience, love, peace, savings, expenses are just to name a few. Priceless experience to say the least.” It helps me how to learn skills , cultures … and improve my self when I travel. Thanks your post,

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    • May 12, 2017 at 4:05 am
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      Thanks Galia , don’t forget to check out my new series of Mount Everest BC Picture here or in my facebook page : http:www.facebook.com/annasherchand

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  • May 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    Wow! I am so glad I stumbled upon your post! Very motivational and various things worth remembering, Anna!

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  • July 16, 2017 at 2:24 am
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    I resonate with each and every one of the things you’ve mentioned. The biggest one being desire for real conversation, not small talk. I don’t understand how we can go about life so easily without truly engaging with the people around us in a meaningful way. There is so much value in real conversation, value that can’t even be put into words.

    You might enjoy my latest post on redefining our limits: http://allthepassionstrings.com/redefining-your-limits/

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