A Spontaneous Trip to Istanbul

June 28, 2016

This is why I do what I do.

There’s a reason I work 16 hour days at some points.

There’s a reason I worked so hard and dealt with so much to leave my corporate job.

There’s a reason I learned how miles and points worked to help supplement my online income while continuing to build my business.

And now that I’m starting to feel like I’ve “made it” to an extent, things are paying off. I’ve got true freedom.

I’m flying to Istanbul in about 24 hours. By the time you read this I will have already spent a day in the “City Of The World’s Desire”. I’m hoping it’s as beautiful as the pictures.


For the record, I’ve never been the “spontaneous” type. I like to plan and organize stuff to meticulous levels of detail. Perhaps that came with the territory of being an engineer.

But it’s amazing what quitting your job, leaving your country behind, and doing whatever-the-hell-you-wanna-do can do for your personality and actions.

Rather than thinking about how tired I’d be after a quick trip, my thoughts are: why the hell NOT?

Who cares if I’m tired?

I can sleep in until 9am for the three days after I get home.

I can take in a new city, try some new cuisines, and maybe make some new friends.

I’m going to walk in and out of Asia and film it.

I’m going to watch the sunset over the sea and write about life.

I’ve got 5 days to take it all in.

So let’s get started.