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4 Reasons Why You’ll Always get a Job if you Traveled

4 Reasons Why You’ll Always get a Job if you Traveled

“What if you come back home and nobody will hire you (and marry you -and love you- and be friends with you again)”?

 

I get this question from many students who want to travel with Erasmus and Work & Travel, but are afraid that when they are coming back, they can’t catch up with home again.

There are usually 2 answers that I give to this question.

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At the age of 25, would you rather travel or focus on your career?

At the age of 25, would you rather travel or focus on your career?

At the age of 25, would you rather travel or focus on your career?

When I had to make this choice, somebody asked my mother:

“Wouldn’t it be a shame if she just keeps traveling and never ends up having a career?”

“It would be a much greater shame if she just keeps working and never ends up traveling!” my mom said.

Today, I am 25.

This beautiful age comes with so many uncertainties, questions, and decisions to make: should I stay, should I leave again, what if another travel will make me miss important opportunities at home, what if another travel will help me discover the real purpose of life, what if it will bring me a business idea, what if it will teach me the lessons I need to be thought?

Leaving home again can be pretty tempting. There were times when I wanted to do anything for travel.  I quit jobs, I stayed away from my family, I worked hard…

But today…

When I look back, I see my „all is perfect” life. My „perfect traveler’s life” that was built with the help of power, strength, ambition, immune feelings, impossible friendships and „You can’t give up now” thoughts.

I built some biiiig walls in order to get here. :)

So now, it is time for a change. It is time to let those walls down and enjoy home. It seems that today I do not have to make a choice between traveling and the rest. This age milestone is one of the happiest milestones ever.

Being home means listening to my heart.

Confronting reality.

And stopping to run away.

The truth is… you can never make your heart shut up. You can pretend you are not listening, but she will always stay there and scream about what she believes about the life and this world.

There’s no wonder why they say „ Home is where your heart is”. It’s only by stepping out of your world that you can see what you deeply care about and find a home.

When you are surrounded by the foreign, it keeps you awake. All your senses are on, and you become more alert of the secret patterns of this world.

It’s like when you hike the mountains.

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The whole road to the peak is full of choices: left or right, choose the easy climb or the climb with the beautiful scenery, put your rain coat on or dance in the rain?

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You have all your troubles, fears and hopes in a backpack.

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You have to watch your steps.

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You have to manage your food for a few days.

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You need to pay attention to your body reactions.

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You need to watch out for bears :)

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Be aware. Be strong. And don’t let anything destroy you.

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Well…

This can be damn tiring and hard.

That’s why my heart tells me to stop for a while.

Accept the challenges from home.

And enjoy THE REAL life.

1st Good News is that…

Home is not the place where you happen to be born, but the place where you become yourself.

As Marcel Proust said: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes”.

I chose to see my home with new eyes.

We all need to stop movement for a while.

Because it is only by stopping the movement that we can see where to go next.

Plus, this whole movement idea has a meaning only if you have a home to go back to.

And I do.

2nd Good News is that…

Everything happens in life at the right timing. Every loss comes with a new gain.  And what might seem like a bad choice, heartbreak or mistake, will finally prove to be the best thing that happened to you.

You only need to open your eyes. Get up. Even if it’s early and uncomfortable.

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Sunrise 5:50 a.m Vf. Omu – Romania (2514 m)

A day will come when everything will seem it is aligned with your heart.

And you don’t have to make choices between A or B anymore.

Because you are where your heart is.

You’ll have gratitude for your lonely traveling, for all the strangers that made you feel like home, for all the ones who broke your heart, gave you directions in life, or helped you carry your backpack.

After your long hike in the mountains…you will find your home.

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Vf. Omu lodge (2514 m)

3rd Good News is that…

Everything that happened once, might never ever happen again. But everything that happened twice, might as well happen the third time. That’s why we need to keep our heart open. Embrace uncertainty with open arms. Embrace both pain and happiness. When a heart stays open, beautiful things can happen…

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Live passionately,

Milan

 

 

P.S “There is only one way of learning, said The Alchemist. Through action. Your trip taught you everything you needed to know…”

P.P.S There’s only one direction. Ahead.