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Zostałem bezdomnym podróżnikiem *emotional*

Cztery miesiące temu, z dnia na dzień, rzuciłem “pracę marzeń” i wyjechałem z Polski. Od czterech miesięcy jestem w podróży!

Cześć! Sksksks! Nazywam się Sebastian Waszczuk! Witajcie na moim blogu!

W całej tej historii chodzi o to, by zrobić w końcu coś, czego się boimy. Poprosić szefa o podwyżkę, zaprosić kogoś na randkę (eww) czy zwolnić się z pracy, która nas niszczy.

Wiecie, mam dopiero 21 lat i tak naprawdę nic nie wiem o życiu, więc nie będę mówił mądrości. Opowiem wam moją historię, tylko że w skrócie. Wiem, że mało kto (w tych czasach) tyle czyta. Z resztą… moja historia zachowana jest w instastories na @vaszcz.

W liceum byłem człowiekiem pewnym siebie i tego, że moje życie będzie usłane sukcesami. Byłem marzycielem i chciałem mieć świat dla siebie. Po liceum zauważyłem, że moje życie wcale nie jest takie piękne, a moje marzenia, jakoś magicznie, nie spełniają się same. Dziwne, co nie?

Zacząłem kwestionować powoli to, w co wierzyłem. To, czym lub kim byłem. To, czy nadawałem się do czegokolwiek.

NADAWAŁEM SIĘ!

Tylko nie do pracy, którą miałem i nie do życia, które prowadziłem. Życia na starych zasadach… wiecie: praca od 9-17, wolne weekendy, stałe zarobki, stabilność i cały ten shit, który moi rodzice uważali za jeden, jedyny lifestyle jaki istnieje.

Jestem z pokolenia, które wychowało się na przygodach Indiany Jonesa, Lary Croft czy kosmicznych eskapadach ze Star Treka! Chciałem żyć tak, jak oni. Żyć w końcu chwilą, godnie i bez poczucia bycia niewolnikiem w XXI wieku!

JAK UCIEKŁEM Z POLSKI

…Bo tak to wyglądało. Czułem się jakbym uciekał przed Interpolem, który czekał na mnie za rogiem…. by mnie ująć, jak z samego rana, bez słowa uciekłem z cudownego mieszkania na Jana Długosza we Wrocławiu.

DLACZEGO?

Zadałem sobie proste pytania. Co chcę zobaczyć/zrobić w najbliższym czasie. Zrobiłem sobie taki bucketlist.

Wypisałem około 20 miejsc, które chciałbym odwiedzić. I stwierdziłem, że przez ostatnie dwa lata “normalnego życia” nie zobaczyłem niczego z tej listy. I WTEDY ZROZUMIAŁEM.

Jeżeli teraz nie zmienię swojego życia, to NIGDY nie zobaczę tych rzeczy. Nigdy nie spełnię swoich marzeń. Będę pracował do końca życia za 2000 PLN i czekał na emeryturę, która prawdopodobnie nie przyjdzie.

JESTEM W DRODZE

Wsiadłem wtedy do blablacara i wyjechałem z kraju. Dobę później byłem już w mojej nowej bazie! W Belgii.

Z dnia na dzień, spakowałem się w jeden plecak i walizkę. Rzczy, które się nie zmieściły po prostu wywaliłem do kosza za kamienicą w rytualnym geście. Teraz zamierzam żyć pełnią życia. Zobaczyć cztery końce świata i pokazać wam, że nie trzeba mieć bogatego ojca, żeby zacząć podróżować. Jeżeli mogę ja… to każdy może. Ty też!!!

Jeżeli chcecie wiedzieć więcej o tym, jak zacząć podróżować na budżecie i jak zrobić to solo, to zapraszam na insta, bo tam jestem najczęściej.

Tymczasem ja lecę!

Wasz (czuk) osiemdziesięcioletni dwudziestolatek.

Living off of a suitcase.

I got rid of most of my belongings just for convenience.

Hi guys! Welcome to my blog! Or welcome back if you aren’t new. Today I will share with you both a story and tips of how I got to be living off of a suitcase (as if it’s admirable though).

So I don’t wanna repeat myself too often but I switched my lifestyle pretty rapidly, aka last month and started living as a minimalist. This included getting rid of most of my belongings that I would normally keep.

My decision to become a minimalist wasn’t in any way driven by trends or fashion of current social media but it was caused purely by convenience and my laziness. I am a lazy ass bitch. Unfortunately, that’s my weakest point. So to travel the way I wanted I had to leave some things behind, such as an excess of clothing, personal shit that was useless but full of nostalgia or stuff like that.

Was it easy at first?

No girl, definitely not. Forget about clothes and shoes! The worst thing was to get rid of postcards, dust-collecting items that had only one value alone – I liked them.

Trimming my wardrobe.

It’s hard, it really is. Especially if u like to dress nicely or to look smart. My suitcase though, it’s not that big. It is the perfect size for Ryanair to let me bring it aboard a plane so naturally, I couldn’t fit everything in there.

Set a goal.

My goal was simple, to fit all NECESSARY shit in that suitcase. But for yall who just want to get minimalist, set your goal to split your wardrobe in half.
The first half is made up of things that you ABSOLUTELY love. The second of clothing that you just like.

You deal with that second pile after that. Make sure you look at your stuff as an obstacle, a problem to solve instead as children you have to disown. ( As I did at first.)
After the first trial see what you have done. Now you probably should categorise your clothes in a manner that shows you which clothes you wear on a daily, monthly or so on. Get rid of the clothes that you wear rarely. And here you go!
After I packed I felt accomplished. I fit all my life in one spot. One, not that big, suitcase.

How did that feel?

Both ways. Depressing because my life now started and ended in one box, old and worn off, with a broken handle, fixed with tape and an old iron cord.
It felt wholesome as well. Now I had full control over my life. I literally was able to grasp and hold onto my life and that felt amazingly powerful.
I no longer felt bound to a place, not that it is a bad thing. I felt like a bird making my own nest.

Is it hard to live off of a suitcase?

Traveling wise, no. But it really depends on the lifestyle you chose. I feel good about my nomadic life so far. I lack that material want. What I want is to experience, to learn new skills and to pay off my debt yall! So after I break even I will tell you how it feels really.

For now, I can say with all my heart – get rid of things that really are not important and start experiencing. You only have one chance to absorb the moment and many more chances to get a discounted shirt at Primark.

But who am I to tell you anything though. Just saying.

So, guys, that’s it for now!

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Bye queens!

Traveling while being broke AF!

I am 21. I am broke as hell and I have decided to travel the world on my own!

Today I am sharing my secrets with you. Secrets that won’t tell if it’s for you but secrets that will show you that everything is possible if you just want it enough.

Hi queens! My name is Sebastian Waszczuk and I am your bad guide today.

The thought of traveling solo can be as daunting as it can be scary. I understand that completely. I myself was scared to move my ass a while ago. Now I am almost 1000 km from home. Alone, with no connections and no extra money to spare. In one month I became a nomad. Without a house, or any plan in particular.

And now I know it can be done. In fact, it can be done easier than I expected. I am here to tell you that.

Traveling is like finding a new way of living to me. For the past two years, I have lived the lifestyle of my parents. Working from 8 to 8, six days a week. Was it ok? Yes, for a while.

After some time a realised it wasn’t for me. The job I had was ok for a year but then something happened. I felt immense burnout. Sense of pointlessness because of a job that didn’t bring me any closer to my goals.

Then I went bankrupt. Well, not literally. I worked for an MLM company. As many of you probably know, 90% of partners in most MLMs don’t earn a good income. I didn’t as well.

My job required constant showing off for the public. Proving that I had money while in reality, I went into debt.

Well, after two years of struggling I quit. I left the crappy job that brainwashed me to be my own boss while making me a slave of the system.

traveling tips for broke people

How to travel broke.

Work. That’s it. I found a way to travel and work at the same time. Is it digital work, working from home? No. I work in a warehouse, like a worm but at least I can save up money while traveling through a country I currently work in. Thanks to the European Union it is extremely easy.

So find a job in a different country. Not necessarily in a big city cause it’s expensive. Find a city close to the centre and you will find that the rent cost is sometimes largely different and cheaper.

But flights are expensive?

Oh yes gurl, they are! That’s why I constantly look for ways to travel cheap. It involves scanning through flight apps to find the best deal. If there aren’t any, why fly?

You don’t have money? Pay with your time. Use blablacar if you live in Europe. Search for trains. For fellow Americans, it may seem weird but Europe is so open and connected that even hitchhiking is easy and safe.

But why I’ve decided to travel?

I am a creature of habit and I fully acknowledge that as my weakness. If I hesitate I probably won’t do something at all. So I have forced myself this one time to just go. Did it hurt to leave my life and friends behind?

Kinda. I know for a fact that the internet gives me this wonderful opportunity to connect with them on a daily basis and it doesn’t mean only texting or calling.

Your friends won’t disappear just because you are gone from a physical space. If they do, are they your friends really? There are no conditions here, do what is best for you!

Pros of solo traveling.

  • I decide where I go. When I go and how I go!
  • It allows me to fully dive deep into the culture because suddenly I have no one to talk to in polish so either I learn some dutch, for example, or I won’t talk to people at all.
  • It gives me this power, the power of finally being fully independent.
  • It empowers me to learn and experience on a personal level how hard it is to be an “alien”. And it humbles me.

Cons of solo traveling.

  • It sometimes feels overwhelming. You need to have strong emotional awareness to withstand being alone for large periods of time and relying only on yourself.
  • It makes your life full of problems you need to solve because everything you do, finding a job abroad, a cheap flight or stuff like that lays solely on your shoulders and if you fuck up it’s only you who can be blamed.
  • If you like stability and safety it can be a nightmare.

So is traveling for everybody?

I think anybody can travel. The only thing that is important to note is that not anyone can live like that constantly. It’s a hard lifestyle. It is full of wonders but also full of traps. If you are an adventurer like me, I think we can manage. We are the queens after all!

Guys, I started this blog to share my story. To warn and to teach because I love doing that. If you liked this post or anything I do here consider subscribing or following me on Instagram.

See you!