I’m Adam, a traveller, a Spanish student, an English teacher, a travel consultant, an IT guy, a vegetarian, a curious spiritual investigator, bald… and a whole lot more.
How I ended up where I am now
I worked in IT for the past 9 years, holding a variety of roles from systems developer at a film company to business analyst in an investment bank. I spent much of 2009 and 2010 pondering my life situation – did I still love my job? did I want to travel more? did I want more free time in my life to use as I choose? I think I knew the answer right from the beginning, but I was scared to make a move.
In the middle of 2010 the balance tipped in my head. I realised the risk of staying in my job was too high, I knew I would look back at myself with disdain in several years. I had no other sensible choice, I had to resign, and I firmly made the decision to do so at the beginning of 2011.
In January of that year I did it. I still had doubts, right up to the minute I waved goodbye to my parents, not knowing when we would next meet, and boarded my one-way flight to Sao Paulo. Ever since I have been travelling around Latin America, and not for one second have I regretted my decision! You can follow my adventures here on Oyster for Breakfast.
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