I’ve always been a firm believer in finding an equilibrium between your head and your heart. Being a bit of a dreamer type, I usually start my decision-making process by following my heart’s desire and later following it up with a solid plan of action to ensure I lay some solid foundations. I guess you could say I have grand ideas that I later put into action with a plan.
I’ve also always strongly endorsed change as a natural and necessary evolution.
Change is for many people a scary thought. I suppose this is partly because of the unknown and partly because we can become too proud to admit defeat or find the courage to pursue a different path. Whatever it is, change is inherently a scary thing.
But alas, I’m about to embrace the idea of change combined with my desire for a new endeavor. And so it is….
I’m Moving to Berlin!
For a while I have started to feel a little uneasy about living out of a suitcase. I was seeing a handful of other bloggers live this lifestyle around me and I kept convincing myself that it must be possible and perhaps I was just weaker or less resilient. But the truth is that most (if not all) of the bloggers on this crazy ride don’t travel full time. Instead, they will go off on a job or work trip and come home to their base to refresh, rejuvinate, and head off on the next job.
After 8 months living out of a suitcase and never returning ‘home’ (to anywhere), it is little wonder I’m starting to feel like I’m becoming delirious.
Don’t get me wrong, I love travelling. It’s my passion. But after sleeping in a different bed every two nights, having literally lived out of a suitcase for 8 months and having not been able to cook a home cooked meal or do any kind of regular ‘life activity’, I’m starting to feel like the love affair with life on the road 24/7 is ending.
A new Chapter
The good news is that this isn’t the end to my travels – far from it. The idea behind Berlin is to have a home base to travel from. So from here I will have a base to fly in and out of on adventures and come home after a few days or weeks to my own space.
Working as a creative, there’s nothing I miss more than my own ‘space’ to work from. I crave it. There’s just something about coming back to your home or bedroom and having an organised life. I’m a virgo by the way – organisation is my thing.
Saving the best for last… I’m writing a book!
Have you ever noticed that most of the posts on worldofwanderlust.com don’t come anywhere near close to my personal experiences from my travels? Most of the posts here will show you places I go, what I saw, what I ate, and where I stayed. There’s a reason I don’t often divulge into more personal details about who I met, what happened, what went wrong (the millions of things that do), and how I’m feeling.
That’s because I’m writing a book!
A Year to Myself – will be released after my year of travels. It’s a personal travelogue about my journey and more details will be available soon! I will be finishing the book in Berlin, so I’m really excited to have a space of my own to let the creative juices flow!
For those interested, I’ve still got a few trips left before I move into my apartment next month. My next stop is Easter Island, followed by Bolivia, Spain, and London!
So, what do you guys think about the move to Berlin? Have you experienced a similar longing for ‘home’? Lets open discussion in the comments – I would loooooove to hear your thoughts!