A state of homelessness


One of the last big things I had to do has now been done. The keys to my condo has been handed over to the new owner and a bittersweet feeling washed over me. It feels good to have that whole process behind me, but also a bit sad to leave the condo as I really liked living there. It’s now exactly 7 days, on the hour, until I’ll be at the airport waiting for my departure. But before that I’ll still have a couple of things left to do, specially a lot of planning. My sister is visiting over Christmas and New Year and the final bookings need to be done. My mom decided to pay a visit as well, so she is going with a friend to Japan in May and we’ll meet up there. Some bookings and planning needs to be done before I leave for that. Also need to figure out how I’ll tackle India in November as I need to book flights to the Maldives, which will be really interesting as the independent traveller scene seems to be really small there. The big majority that visits the Maldives goes to one of the many resorts, which is crazy expensive. But the country can be done on at least a fairly low budget, the problem is that there are very few resources how to do it.

All my thoughts the last couple of weeks have gone towards getting ready to leave the condo, and now when that has been done the realisation of what I have done and about to do has begun to sink in. I’ve given up everything for a dream. I’m nervous about what the future holds for me, if I did the right decision. But nevertheless, I’m proud that I had the courage to take the step, no matter how I succeed. Even if I fail in what I want to do, I did give it my all. Compared too everyone that dreams of doing things but never even takes the first step because they are afraid to fail. Failure is a friend you need to cherish, you’ll learn what didn’t work and you can try again. Part of what I want to do with this blog, and the work I’ll hopefully do through Drifter Media, is to inspire more people to realise that their dream should be the only thing they should work towards. No dream is too big, or too small. Mine starts in a week.


Jonas lives in Singapore, always looking for a new adventure. Follow him around the world here on Drifter.

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