A little over 3 years ago we were living in England working ’nice’ jobs to run our nice home and enjoy all the nice things you grow up thinking you want – like the mahooosive TV that was way too big for the living room.
To the outside world, it looked like we were living the dream but we felt we didn’t quite fit into the idyllic jigsaw that we call “adulthood”.
We knew there was something missing in our life – and it wasn’t kids. Add to that a sky full of gloomy clouds and dullness, it was a big recipe for change.
Only crazy people would sell their home and belongings, then move to the other side of the world, right?! Choosing to leave it all behind, taking nothing but a backpack each and an open mind – That’s impossible?!
Well.. That’s exactly what we did and not long after, Officer Travels was born.
Okay, Okay I know it sounds a little bit cliché but hear me out. I’m not about to tell you it’s been rainbows and unicorns ever since we quit our jobs… it hasn’t… What I am going to tell you though is you know that big dream you have? Well… it’s achievable.
You see, travel didn’t just fall into our laps. We’re not from a rich family and we didn’t win the lottery. We worked hard to be able to achieve our dreams.
We put all of our energy into selling our items, what we couldn’t sell we gave away! If we were going to travel full time we wouldn’t be needing our dining table… or even our sofa. Eventually, over the space of 6 months, our home went from a cosy escape to an empty shell, but you know what? We didn’t care, because we were one step closer to achieving our dream!
If it’s worth having, it won’t come easy!