I had a dream to live abroad and so I did.

Recently I had a friend ask me “Have you had any moments and thought, you spent all that money just to have an adventure?”and it caught me by surprise.

Yes, I’ve had many people question my motives, praise my strength in moving to another country and continuously ask how I do it but I had never had someone question me in this way.

The day we left Australia.

Travel Life

This question was not something that I had even considered. I believe it begins with never thinking about this adventure in a monetary way. Yes I’ve spent a fair bit of money but what else was I going to do with it? Save, buy a house, fill it with useless junk that I’d be paying off for the next 30 years. No thank you! At this stage in my life I don’t want to fit into that lifestyle quite yet. I do eventually want my own home but I am not going to forgo living my life the way I like to in order to pay off a mortgage sooner, have the latest car or  best clothes. I understand the value of money, yet it does not have a hold over me. I value happiness, life experience, travel and being with the ones that you love.

To answer her question, no I have never had moments and thought about the money spent on this adventure and neither should you.

What’s your dream? Are you living it? If not, why?



– Grace


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