Today marks the official five-year anniversary of my new life of Vagabonding.
Man, what a ride it has been! Life changing to the Nth degree, my paradigms and personality have become permanently upgraded. The good news? After five years of being out of my corporate cubicle, there are no plans to go back. Bad economy be damned, it’s not even an afterthought when I’m trekking in the rainforest or sitting on a Thai island somewhere.
All countries, cultures, adventures, and memories aside, this humble blog played a far greater role in my vagabonding than I ever predicted. I have managed to meet new real-life friends all around the world, just through sharing a few things here.
This first post says it all; when I started vagabonding I had no idea how long I would be gone, where I was going, or what to think. I generally expected to get travel “out of my system” before coming home and unloading my stuff from storage to find a job and a home. That storage unit did eventually become unloaded – as I sold nearly everything I own to fully embrace this new life!
Thank you BootsnAll.com for the great opportunity, motivation, and support that got me out of that damned cubicle.
I’m doing a semi-thorough writeup on my vagabonding blog in hopes of inspiring others who are still stuck in corporate jobs, grinding away days and years without feeling fulfilled.
For a rundown of the countries I wandered through over the last five years and even some pictures, have a look at my homepage: Greg Rodgers.
Ignore the naysayers and negative types – don’t ever stop dreaming. If I managed to do this for five years, anyone can!
Cheers and may there always be a road!