I have always been the type who wants to explore the world and be adventurous, but in my circle of friends while growing up I never had anyone who shared the same ambition.
My friends from school had different plans and couldn’t understand why I so badly wanted to leave the country and set myself free.
That became the reason why I decided to move on my own to Italy as soon as I finished high school. I gave up on the people around me and told myself I didn’t want to waste my best years just because nobody wanted to tag along and be adventurous.
So I took that step which to some 19 year old’s may feel daunting, but it went better than I ever expected.
I then learned an important lesson that would shape me for the rest of my life and that was going to be about independence.
After Italy I felt confident as I realised I didn’t need anyone to fulfil my plans. I felt strong enough to conquer the world alone and it didn’t feel scary anymore. The taste of freedom and the power of being able to do whatever I wanted, hooked me completely.
Although it sounds amazing being so independent I still wish I would have had a partner in crime, especially during the jet setting times.
Globetrotting together with your girlfriend is something I always envied other girls (in a positive way).
I never got the chance to move to a foreign country with my bestie, live together, travel together and just explore the jet set world as true partners in crime.
The jet set world can be quite tough, and having some form of genuine support would have made the journey a bit easier. Or at least I tell myself so.
The thing is I’ve always made really good friendships along the way. In every country I lived or visited there has always been some valuable & genuine connections.
But I guess I just miss of having that BFF experience when you live together and walk this path as a team.
On my path, I have been a constant “one man show” who always travel or move to a country alone.
Surely, I’ve never been that alone, but my friends have always been scattered a little bit everywhere, making the relationships not as consistent as It would have been if you actually live with someone – or hang out almost everyday.
That’s the kinda friendship I miss, even if it sounds a bit juvenile.
For this reason I know that “my time is soon running out” – if it’s not too late already – to ever have that experience.
This type of adventures with a bestie is something you do in your 20’s and I’m 1.5 years away from 30!
My focus will soon be on getting married and giving birth, not running around the world like a hooligan. Or who knows 😉
I learned how to become a very independent individual and maybe this strong trait of mine blocked opportunities of this kind.
But what I would like to say is, if you ever get the chance to have a partner in crime on this journey – then no doubt you should take it!
In the jet set world you’ll need all kinds of support because it can be a hell of a ride at times! Sharing it with a partner in crime will really help you on an emotional level. Plus someone to remember the crazy stories with when you grow older