Quit your job & go backpacking

For a long time I wondered: “What do I really want? What do I want with my life? With my job?” I started to work for a Dutch television company in The Hague and had a good time. Even though my colleagues were fun and I learned a lot, all this time I knew this wasn’t my dream. I wasn’t born for this kind of work. I switched jobs in September 2015 to work for a great company in Amsterdam city center. It was such a relief hopping on a bike instead of a one hour drive.

It was a job with new experiences, new challenges, great people and a lovely working environment. But I still had the feeling something was missing.  kasnick2

A few years ago I talked about travelling the world one day with my boyfriend Kasper. Make a trip together and leave everything behind. “Maybe in a couple of years” is what we said. When I told Kas I was a bit restless, he told me he felt the same. And that people.. was a big relief. Every single day, my day feels the same. I wake up, go to my work, come home, have some dinner and go to bed. I don’t want to live like this at the moment. It’s not challenging enough.

After talking together for a couple of days – yes we did make this decision in a couple of days – we decided to make a one year worldtrip. ONE YEAR! We will have one year to do whatever we want. We resigned from our jobs, found a new place for our cat and booked a ticket. I felt the adrenaline running through my body. A feeling that I didn’t feel for a long – long time.

On the 4th of April 2016 our plane goes to Moskou – Russia. From here we will take the Trans Siberian express to Bejing. And afterwards? We will see.. One thing we don’t want is making plans. I think ‘We will see’ is our new motto this year.

Do you want to know what we are doing and where we are? Please take a look at this website, we will keep you posted!

5 thoughts on “Quit your job & go backpacking

  1. Aller liefste beste vriendinnetje & Kassie,

    Hoe gaaf dat jullie deze stap echt gaan wagen! Ben zo trots op jullie dat jullie dit ”gewoon” even doen. Weer even een reality check van Hi, ik wil dat ook ooit doen..

    JAA JAA JAA ik wil op de hoogte worden gehouden want het aankomende jaar zal ik jullie moeten missen!

    Misschien nog een tussenstopje in Juli in Canada? Ik blijf maar duimen en hopen!

    Veel liefs,

    Gin

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  2. Wat heb ik toch een stoere vriendin! Ik zal alles van je volgen, je appen, mailen, Skypen en als het kan ergens opzoeken! Wat een avontuur! Geniet samen aller liefste

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  3. Prachtig ziet het eruit liefje!! En uiteraard ga ik jullie heel erg missen.
    Maar veel FT en af en toe even het vliegtuig pakken. Zo komen we het jaartje wel door. Safe traveling!! And enjoy!!!

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  4. Zoo ontzettend gaaf dat jullie dit doen … Ik ben heel benieuwd naar jullie avontuur dus ik ga jullie volgen !!
    Heel veel plezier Samen .
    Liefs van Milou

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  5. Just put one foot in front of the other, look down and remember the world is at your feet ! Enjoy the adventures and lessons that life has to offer 🙂

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