About a month ago my friends and I went out with this steward who was in Suriname for a few days. He was here for work, and would only stay for a few days. One of my friends came in contact with him online and we decided to invite him over as we went out as usual in the weekend. We had a nice time and afterward we exchanged Facebook addresses.
After the Facebook connections were made I went through the steward’s photos and was amazed by the number of countries and places he has visited. Countries that I’ve always wanted to go once myself and others which I’ve never even thought about visiting. This had me wondering. Did I make the correct career path in my life?
This thought hasn’t crossed my mind for the first time.
Years ago I wanted to do nothing else than build websites and be involved in the world of technology. Hence the reason why I am doing a (ridiculously overpriced) IT studies. Once I started working at the IT company where I am currently working I thought “finally, my dream job”. But after one and a half year I have been sort of second guessing my career path. Not just the hanging with the steward that has made me wonder, it’s also the stress of college and the untamed desire to travel the world.
A while ago I had already done my research on working at an airline company. Becoming a pilot isn’t an option right now, because I should have done that earlier. But becoming a flight attendant…? hmm maybe.
I love to jump on a plane and head to another destination. I know that working is not the same as a vacation, but wouldn’t it be great to be paid to travel if travelling is what you love?
After all it would be perfect for me. Just living out of suitcase, explore new locations, take tons of new photos, meet interesting new people etc. I wouldn’t need a relationship, because we all know how well that’s going so far. #sarcarm
Unfortunately for me I won’t be able to do so. I don’t qualify for the international standards of becoming a flight attendant. Let’s set the record straight: I do apply for most except for one mayor one and that’s the glasses. Unfortunately for me, my glasses wouldn’t be accepted and there’s nothing I can do about that. Well besides laser eye surgery, but maybe that’s not worth it.
Actually there are other ways to travel the world and still work.
Below is a link to a few jobs which pay you to travel. Maybe I could become a digital nomad.
Or I can simply start that metal band I want, get famous and tour the world 😀 now THAT sounds like an awesome plan! m/