Meeting lots of different people is one of the valuable aspects of travel.
Recently i was told that it is stupid not to have a backup plan in place. If something goes wrong you will be left with nothing. This is a mind set of many people out there, these many people are also most likely still working on their back up plan.
It is true i have nothing to fall back on. I also have no option to go back. This does leave me in a bit of a tough point at times.
Why am i writing this, well i don’t agree that having a backup plan for in case you fail at making your dreams come true is a good thing.
This is why.
If you have a plan for failing then you are indirectly planning on failing. You cant go for your dream with the idea that it might not work. Times get very hard and quitting is very tempting. If i had something to go back to i would have quit one month after i left. This would mean i would not have experienced what i am now. Just to fill you in, my dream is to live high in the mountains of italy. To walk free every day with my dogs. To drink fresh clean water and breath clean air. Well 9 months of hell has lead me to this. I now sit 20 km away from the perfect place to secure my dream.
This was all done because i have no backup plan. I had only 2 options, go back the way i came or keep going forward. Both were to be difficult but the hard times you don’t know are coming are easier to deal with the the hard times you have already gone through.
Keep pushing. Give up everything for what is important in your life. You don’t need a rope if you know you wont fall.