I’m Andrew and my goal is to document and share my journey trying to start my own business along with all my travels and anything else I figure is worth sharing on the way.
I’ve spent 5 weeks traveling in 2014 throughout Europe and 7 months in 2016 throughout Europe, Australia, and Asia, and want to document those experiences that I’ve had. Along with traveling, I’ve always had the itch to start my own business, I hope to use this blog to document my steps, findings, and anything else I figure out about it along the way.
Some of you might notice that this isn’t the first time attempting this blogging thing, and this is correct, this time around I want to heavily invest the time into creating better more useful content rather than just throwing down words on the page. This might mean I actually only post once or twice a month to start but if the content is more beneficially to everyone then I will acknowledge this as a success.
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Born in Ontario Canada, I was raised with a brother who was 7 years older than myself. I was one of those kids who lucked out that my parents loved to travel, so throughout my years growing up until University we probably went on an average of 2 – 3 trips per year. These trips ranged from Myrtle Beach USA, to across Europe. From a young age, I knew I always wanted to travel, I can remember when I was 12ish that I told my family Barcelona was my favorite city I’ve ever been to and they had no clue why and ever since then I’ve wanted to live there.
As soon as University hit I no longer went on many trips, between school and working either at the golf course or in the office I rarely had more than a week off. During University the idea of starting my own business has come and gone throughout the course of my degree, followed by most of the time with half ass attempts at the process. I completed University with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology, I still don’t know how I pulled it off as it has one of the lowest graduation rates at my school hovering around 50% and ~ 10 students graduating a year.
After University I was offered a full-time position at my former student internship employer, and I convinced them to allow me to have 5 weeks off unpaid to go travel. Those 5 weeks were spent partly on a Contiki trip and partly by myself traveling throughout England, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany, clearly a lot to fit within those 5 weeks but it was definitely worth it. I happened to be there during the FIFA world cup and in Paris on Bastille day. To say the least I was hooked on this traveling thing.
In 2016 I decided to take the plunge and leave my full time position mentioned above to try this long term travel, I was away for 7 months and visited 12 different countries in the process, Portugal, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan.
I’ve recently jumped back into the workforce again in early 2017 and am ready to start building out some assets including this blog so that one day when I retire I can travel full time. I know where I went wrong last time around and hope to change that next time in the future.
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