When I told my parents that my plan is to get a job, save some money and then quit (if I have to) to travel a lot because I haven’t seen enough of this world yet, their first reaction was „But you have to start working again after studying and get a safe job. You didn’t work a lot so far and you have to think of your retirement. You’re already turning 27 this year!“.
But should your age really keep you from doing what you want? Leaving aside that fact that 27 isn’t old.. I even think being over 30, 40 oder 50 is not too old to start travelling. Some people only realise later in life what they truly want to do and what they’ve been missing out on so far. So should these people like me say „Okay, now it’s too late, bad luck.. I’ll bury my dreams, work for my retirement and die“? I don’t think so.. Of course, maybe it would’ve been smarter to go travelling directly after I’d finished school with 18 but I didn’t even think of this. I was quite a different person back then and didn’t have this desire to travel but now I do. I think you always should do what feels best for you at the present time. And even if I experienced a lot of things back then, should this mean not going on with this when I’m older?
On social media we see lots of people living their dream, travelling a lot, looking beautiful,.. people who seem to have the perfect life. When watching photos, articles or videos from these people do you ever think stuff like „I’m so jealous, I wanna be her“ or „how can she be so beautiful and have this amazing life, it’s not fair“? Especially when you’re stuck in a life you’re not 100% happy with? Well, I do. And I’m not ashamed of admitting it.
I think it’s normal to have thoughts like that. I too want to travel a lot more than I do but I can’t afford it at the moment and need to find a way to live my dreams in the future. It really is important not to get depressed by these thoughts but to use them in a positive way. My way of thinking completely changed within the last few months. In the past I was just jealous and felt miserable watching other people living the life they want. Now I look at those people as an inspiration. I don’t begrudge them for having what they have, no. On the contrary, I’m happy for them and that there seem to be more and more people rethinking and changing their life. Maybe one day our whole system will finally change. A system which is just about working hard at jobs you don’t like, earn money, retire and die. I don’t agree with this system anymore and though I’m still in it I stick to the mantra „be the system to beat the system“.
I just got another refusal for a job I applied for so I start to get a little frustrated. I know I shouldn’t because this doesn’t make anything better and I should stay motivated. But this was a job I really wanted to do so it’s easier said than done. I even called them to get a feedback and to ask if there really is no change to get an invitation for an interview because I told myself not to give up that easily anymore. (Edit: Ok, they refused me because they need someone right now and not in a few months.. somehow this is even more frustrating.)
I’m writing my bachelor thesis at the moment and will be finished with my studies in about 3 months so I already start to apply for jobs. It’s a little difficult with what I’ve studied though because I don’t really know what to apply for. So I just apply for any job that sounds interesting to me and which I think I’m able to do with my qualifications. I think you have to be flexible anyway nowadays.
If I could I would just go travelling after finishing my bachelor thesis but it’s hard if you don’t have any money saved. I’d also love to be self-employed but it’s not that easy to start out of nothing so I’d like to have a job firstand then to try to come up with something besides.
I know this is quite a negative blog post and that people probably want to read about happy things rather but I just had to write it to let off steam. 😉 Maybe any of you went through a similar situation? Or well.. of course there are people who experienced similar situations. I’d be happy to read about your experiences, tipps on how to stay positive, how you found a job you love etc. 🙂
Yes, I talk a little Swedish but it’s really just a tiny bit. I went to Sweden for 5 months last year for a semester abroad (with Erasmus programme) and there I also had a Swedish course at university. It’s sad you unlearn languages if you don’t use them regularly.
So, Sweden.. I really love this country. I’d never been there before but I was always fascinated by the Northern countries. I wasn’t too far North though. My university was in Kristianstad and that’s also where I lived. Kristianstad is a cute little town. I stayed in a hostel for students and shared a room with a French girl. And it really was just a big room with a small kitchen corner and a tiny bathroom. So there was no privacy because we didn’t even have separate rooms to sleep. I never thought I could stand something like this for a long time ‚cause I’m a person that needs a lot of alone time but you can accustom to anything if there’s no other option. 😉 I just couldn’t afford another accomodation because Sweden is very expensive.Weiterlesen »
Unfortunately not in too many countries.. yet. 😉
I just counted them: Austria, Italy/Sicily, Spain/Mallorca/Tenerife, Portugal, France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden & Norway.
So I never left Europe.. hopefully my next trip will be to a non-Europe country. 🙂
..to start a blog. 😉
Well, so the last weeks I was surfing on the internet quite a lot and found a lot of blogs and youtube channels that have been so inspiring to me that somehow this evening out of the blue I decided to launch a blog. I have absolutely no experience with blogs but hey – who has when starting a blog? 😀
In this post I just wanna introduce myself a little and what I plan to put on this blog.Weiterlesen »