Woman Quits Job and Lives Life of Her Dreams
Kach Medina is a Filipino woman that actually went out and did what many people long for. She quit her job and began to travel the world, in pursuit of herself. Her story on Rappler.com describes Medina’s journey. Her story is comparable to that of Eat, Pray, Love. The biggest difference is that her story is still going.
She begins by telling her audience that in the Philippines the cultural expectations are to finish college, get a degree, start your career, buy your house and car, find a spouse, get married and have children. She adds that any passions come second to this already established formula of what life should be.
Kach Medina had a very successful career by the age of 24. She had purchased property, had a high salary, etc. She was promoted and at the age of 25 she realized something was missing. This uncertainty of whether something was missing in her life led her on a beginning in Southeast Asia.
For the beginning of her trip her brother and sister accompanied her. They met a British man named Jonathan. Jonathan and Medina had both quit their corporate lifestyles, given away all their possessions and started traveling the world. Kach Medina connected continued to keep in touch with after they parted ways. After her brother and sister returned home she decided to do a month-long yoga retreat in order to find what she was truly looking for.
She reconnected with Jonathan and joined him for a motorbike trip in Vietnam. She was supposed to stay for two weeks which turned into seven months. They began to plan their, 3-year, around-the-world work and holiday adventure.”
In the process they have both learned how to make money while they travel. Kach Medina is very clear that you do not have to be a flight attendant in order to get paid to travel. They have made use of their skills by teaching English, Yoga or becoming Ayurveda massage therapists.
Their journey is scheduled to come to a close in either 2017 or 2018 where they will end in the Philippines. Kach Medina tries to make a very important point, “So now, after 16 months of being on the road, we don’t have a car, a house, a ‘respectable career’ and we’re probably not keeping up with the ex-classmates and cousins either.” She finishes with this, “You just need your own definition of success, outside of the norms of society and culture. No visa restrictions, cultural or language differences can block your dream. Trust yourself and just do it.”