Making the transition from life in the western world to island life in Southeast Asia isn't quite as simple as just quitting your job and jumping on a plane. At least not for my method in making these big moves. I am not that big of a risk-taker, even though it might seem like I am from the outside.
Over the past 18 months, I have been setting aside as much money as possible into savings and focused on paying off credit card debts I accrued a few years back. Having such a strong motivator, an escape, really helps accomplish these goals. I have spent a lot of time researching the realities of living in Indonesia. Yes, it is paradise, but it is far from perfect. It is very much a developing country so many of the modern conveniences I have grown accustomed to will not be available. I have realized this and have taken a step back to determine what is really important to me. I have been working toward a more minimalist lifestyle. I have also been putting in efforts to live a more sustainable life through looking for alternatives to the single-use plastic items I am using on a regular basis. All of this will create an easier time for me as I travel more and likely will not be settled into any one residence for more than a year or so.
With this change of scenery, I am also exploring a change in my career path. I have created a YouTube Channel, my first vlog, an Instagram, a Facebook page and this website.. all as a foundation for my hopefully one day successful content creator brand.