Quitting my job to travel the world (again)

December 15th, 2023 - Life, Meta, Travel, Journaling & Personal

A few more years pass, another post about my next dramatic (to me at least) life change. I’m starting to think this is going to be a 5-yearly occurrence at this point. Better than a 7-year-itch I suppose.

So what are you doing Jason?

Technically, I’m airbnb-ing in Thailand for a few months. This so far has involved a fair bit of The Legend of Zelda, some beers and lots of scooting around. There has been a little bit of coding/general infrastructure upkeep in-between that, which I think will start increasing soon as it turns out I get bored quick. After this, I’ll likely continue on to do the same in Vietnam or Malaysia when the tourist visa’s run out. Maybe a cheeky Taiwan trip, who knows? Oh, and probably a few months stint back in blighty too.

But what are you really doing? Like, with your life bro?

Fuck knows. I mean, I’m meant to be figuring that out right. And I’m meant to be taking it easy and letting it come to me, not putting pressure on myself to start the next thing, or find some income stream or whatever. But…. buuuuuut… I’m less than a week in, and already I’m spinning out a bit. And, as above, I’m already starting to tinker. I dunno, I just like it I suppose.

Well, what do you want to do?

Definitely not rattle on in such self-serving wankery via a blog post. I mean, I’m typing these questions as well as the answers, aren’t I? I’m surely not fooling anyone here… But, I don’t have anything better to do, do I? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Eh, it might help me work it out so fuck it: I want to “build my own thing”.

I’m not 100% sure what that means though…

Is it doing “a startup”? With all the silly VC-chasing and growth-growth-growth that comes with that? I’m really, really not sure that’s something I want to do. And nearly definitely not something I want to do on my own.

Or is it doing something IndieHackers-esque? Antiquoted might be just that, but can I really finish building something out like this? And even moreso, if I do, can I make any bloody money from it? And all on my own-ish? Ugh, such dilemma.

Anyways, now you’re up to speed at least

It’s a bit of a conundrum eh. I reckon I’ll probably figure it out. I mean in a worst case scenario I’ll end up getting a job again halfway through next year. So like, from a super-privileged perspective, I’m fine. But, from a “WHAT THE FUCK AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?"-perspective… less so. Watch this space for my next flounderings steps.