47 - Random Q&A's about me!

Updated: Dec 26, 2020

Hey everyone! So after many questions in recent years, I have finally composed a Q&A with a random lucky number 47 questions & answers. Feel free to comment additional questions down below, I'd be happy to answer a few. Hope you enjoy!

Don't you miss your family and friends back home?

Of course I do, I love my family and wouldn't change them for the world. As for my friends, I'm fortunate to have people who can appreciate my craziness and still want to hang around with me after living with me. I miss everyone dearly, but our lives happen simultaneously, and we all have paths and journeys to take to live the life we ultimately chose for ourselves. We will always cross paths at some point and be there for each other if need be. My door is always open to those who wish to come and visit me!

How do you fund this lifestyle?

Good question, I mean as I've mentioned in other posts I work based on convenience in a particular moment and place in time. I'm really crap at saving but surprisingly good at earning, dangerous combo, huh? Travelling doesn't have to be expensive, and you don't have to travel first class, you don't have to take direct routes, you don't have to stay in 5-star hotels and eat fancy food. It's all about how you define a particular lifestyle and apply those values to your journey, your experience really is not dependant on the money in your wallet. To get back to the question, I saved and prioritised getting the hell out of my small home town and seeing the big beautiful world out there with an "I'll figure it out when I have to" mindset. Over the years, I've also enrolled in volunteering programs that enabled me to stay and explore countries for a more extended period. I highly recommend checking out workaway.info and finding something exciting and rewarding on there. The organisations usually provide food and accommodation for the time of your enrolment. I've met the most incredible people and shared the most beautiful moments of my life on some of these placements.

Surely, this has got to end someday?

I love it when people believe their way of living or mindset is the right one and the only one to live a fulfilled and happy life. It will end when I take my last breath or when I've had enough, and I'm satisfied with what I've achieved while being young, healthy and able-bodied. Until then, I plan to do the same and will inevitably continue to have "envious" people message me about how great my life seems. The reality is, we live the same life, you are just going about it in a different way to myself. We have the exact same chances, opportunities and no one can tell us otherwise. It's whether we as individuals can identify when a life-changing opportunity arises and take it for what it is and do something beautiful/exciting with it. 

What made you just quit your job and go?

A touchy subject, I won't delve into much info but long story short I was the victim in a hit-and-run accident and very nearly lost my life. A few years after the accident, enduring multiple surgeries, clinically diagnosed PTSD and sleepless nights, I just had enough. I looked in the mirror, and thought out loud "what is this life?" I had to just get out there and do something with myself, there was more to life than my current routine. I was living a lie and portrayed a happy John, which wasn't truly there, I was depressed, confused, lost and needed just a little more convincing. I've had many close friends and family pass away in recent years, and I was fortunate enough to have survived. I was told I should have become a statistic, it's a horrible moment to experience. I dreamt of my escape from my boring, monotonous life and I just sacked off an excellent government job which most called me insane for abandoning for the "unknown". I don't know why, but I can get myself into the weirdest scenarios and somehow coming out the other side in the best possible position. I guess I'm blessed with my unique character, I can honestly trust myself in any given situation.

What are you most scared of?

Apart from the obvious "losing family and friends". I would have to say the thing I'm most scared of is reaching a certain age and regretting decisions I should have made, or doing something I don't genuinely want to be doing. If I'm honest, I'm not afraid of death either I'm just scared of how I'm going to die because I know myself and the situations I get myself into. I've only found that while I wait around, worried about travelling far and for a long period because I've lost so many people. Naturally, I worry, but in reality, the only person who's been dying this whole time is me (time waits for no one). So to appreciate life you need to contemplate death!

Why don't you vlog?

I am in the process of setting up a travel and lifestyle/mindset vlog channel. I have all the equipment to do so, I just need to find the right time to commit to something like that. But it's definitely going to happen, maybe even on national TV? (spoiler alert?) shhhh!

What's been your favourite travel destination so far, and why?

Guatemala, I booked a 29-day return trip to Guatemala drunk in Ushuaïa Beach Club Ibiza, not really knowing anything about the country. Literally, The weather, the people/language, if I needed visas to enter or if it was even safe to visit! But the worry was shortlived, I landed and instantly felt a sense of comfort, everyone bent over backwards to accommodate me and make me feel welcome. The scenery, the people, their culture, the food and the overall vibe, is one of a kind. Long story short I ended up staying five months that time round and have since returned four times, adding an additional three months to my total time spent there! I can't recommend this country enough. Go! Message me for tips and advice; I have amazing friends there who'd love to meet ya :) 

What are your plans for the future?

I don't know, and that's the beauty of it and how I'd like to keep it. I embrace the unknown and look forward to new experiences and challenges to overcome. Obviously, the main aim is always "onwards and upwards" we all want to progress in this life and achieve something or follow a passion/dream. What I do know for sure is that I will be doing what I genuinely want and genuinely enjoying this precious life. Message me in a few years and find out for yourself! ;) 

Who inspires you?

Hmmm, this is a tough one... I mean if we had to pick someone I'd say, my father for many reasons which I won't go into now but put it this way, we are very alike. I watch and analyse everyone, never judging, only reflecting on my own actions and becoming a better version of myself in the process, so I guess you could say you are all my inspiration. However, I'd like to point out an interesting point, There's not one celebrity or "influencer" on Instagram that I see and think, shit I wish I was them or had their life, seriously I literally only want to be myself and have what I've currently got. Without being big-headed but rather humourous I'd say I'm the most interesting person I've ever come across, I know that sounds strange, but I can't explain the way I think, speak and act... I've just never met anyone quite like myself, and many will agree on that statement haha. I'm just doing what I want, and I know many people can empathise with this and sense my sincerity in what I'm striving to achieve. I wish to live an exciting life, not bothering anybody, going about my own business bringing smiles to people's face. I'll just continue doing what I do best and enjoying myself no matter the situation!

Fast forward five years from now, where do you think you'll be?

Five years from now, jeez, I couldn't even tell you where I'll be 2 months from now. I guess we will have to see what happens with international borders and travel restrictions with all this Covid-19 madness. Where I'd like to be, which would be the better question, would be anywhere my heart wants to be in that exact moment in time. I wanna still be in the free state of mind where If I want to be in a particular place, I can make it happen... if that makes sense. I just want to be in a happy space, surrounded by those who would have tolerated me over the next five years.

What's the one thing you would like to change about yourself? There's many, but personality-wise, I'd say my stubbornness and cosmetically, my big ass forehead. What is a relationship deal-breaker for you? Not being spontaneous enough, those with waves of irrational behaviour and pure stupidity. I just want a down to earth, open-minded, free spirited woman.

Are you more into looks or brains? I'm a sapiosexual, so definitely brains. If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up? Oh, trust me, just leave me alone, I know people mean no harm and genuinely wanna help and ease the stress, but when I flip my lid, best leave me to stabilise my emotions first.

Do you judge a book by its cover? Do you buy food based on its packaging? Because I sure do. But in reference to people, if they look like a knob or a bit "rough", I'll be cautious in my conversations with them, but I'm open enough to be proved wrong and can acknowledge misjudgments. Are you confrontational? I am not usually confrontational, but over the last few years, I've learnt that some pricks just deserve to be given the same treatment. Would you relocate for love? Depends… I'm not going to relocate to some remote town in fuckknowsville, but I would consider it. In the long term scale of things, I'll or better said "we'll" be somewhere we both want to be.

What's the one thing that people always misunderstand about you? Hmm, probably that I don't mean what I'm doing with the best intentions. A lot of the time, people assume that I'm selfish in my actions and that I haven't considered other peoples feelings or circumstances. In reality, I'm very analytical, and I always play out in my head, all the possible outcomes and I chose the path of least resistance with all parties in mind. If you are somehow related to that particular decision, although it may seem like you're not benefitting, in the long term you will just give me the time to prove it, I've always got a plan. What's on your bucket list this year? I want to get my crew together and hopefully start my travel series, and activate my online shop so I can start generating some passive income through my knowledge in minimalistic travel accessories.

When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush? I'm an adrenaline junkie, but I'd say, the time I very nearly lost my life on a rubber ring going down white water rapids in the Guatemalan jungle with a close friend of mine (Aussie). Again I was being stubborn and wanted to go down even though the official guides had finished for the day and weren't going anymore guided tours, so we rented 3rd party rubber rings and went ourselves and missed the safe exist miles away. The story is way too long to explain or type, so I'll upload a video sometime soon. But just to give you an image in your head, picture this, dark green jungle water, fast currents, almost pitch black, raining and in a valley of sheer cliffs. What is the craziest thing you've ever done, and would you do it again? I'd have to say, that Guatemalan jungle tubing experience… as Will Smith said - "You realise that the point of maximum danger is if the point of minimum fear." And that's true. I thought well if I'm about to die, I'm going to try and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. If a genie granted you three wishes right now, what would you wish for? Tough one but thinking off the top of my head right now… I guess: 1- For both my parents to retire without ever having to worry about anything and enjoy the rest of their lives stress-free. 2 - No diseases, cancers or heath bullshit to ever exist. 3 - The truth about life and why we're here and how. What's your biggest regret in life? Easy… my biggest regret to date would be not quitting my job and leaving home sooner. I wish I recognised my ambitions and listened to my heart earlier and I hope that for the rest of my life I can do just that. What I mean is, I hate losing and/or wasting time, we already have a limited and non guaranteed amount in this world, time is of the essence! What do you think about when you're by yourself? Too much, I wish my brain wasn't racing as much as it currently does. Honestly, I don't stop thinking. I almost consider my brain activity a burden; it keeps me up at nights. I think of friends, family, work, death, goals, dreams, music, absolutely everything you can possibly think of. Does your job make you happy? Not going lie, I don't love it, but I love the freedom and the perks that come with the job. All jobs have their pros and cons, but as I've mentioned before, I'm a big believer in convenience. If something is convenient for me in that particular time and gives me a certain level of comfort and satisfaction, then I'm not going to be greedy and just appreciate what I have. Ultimately I want the least stress possible. What qualities do you admire about your parents? In a nutshell - I admire their dedication, high level of ingenuity and creativity, how hard they work and yet still maintain themselves fairly minimalists, and the fact they are very supportive and practical realists. How would you describe your best friend? A bellend. What's something you can't go a day without doing? Swearing and listening to music. Why do you think you're still single? Some people call me ABC man - I mean A, say B and do C. Putting it bluntly, my mind changes with the wind. My choice of lifestyle isn't for everyone,so this is why I can't say with certainty where I'll be in a particular moment in time, and this uncertainty makes it hard to maintain a healthy relationship, along with my stubbornness. I guess it takes a special type of girl to catch up and appreciate it.

What's one thing that bothers you most about the world today? People who complain all the time, like seriously - just shut the fuck up and get on with your life. Most millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents, and it just pisses me off how some people act. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My stubbornness If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? It would probably be greed. If you could tell your former self one thing right now, what would it be? Get out of bed you lazy cunt, and be more productive. If you died tomorrow, what would you wish you had done? I should have gone to Australia when I had my visa, I paid for it and never went, it's now expired.

If heaven is real and you died tomorrow, would you get in?

Probably not, and I'm not sure I'd be that bothered either.  Do you believe in fate? You know what, I think so, it's a funny subject but I guess I do to some extent.

Can you pinpoint the moment in your life where you were the happiest? I cannot pinpoint the exact moment, but I do remember a particular moment when I said, It doesn't quite get better than this - 0 fucks given sorta thing. Was sitting on the beach in Ibiza, I was having a shit day at work, and I took a long walk down the beach and grabbed a beer in a kiosk and sat at the beach looked around and realised… shit, this is my office, I just laughed at how stupid I was being and how good I had it at the time. So from there on out, every time I was upset or angry, I went and grabbed another 60cent beer and just stopped for a few minutes and watched the crazy, fast-paced, stressed-out world around me. Have you ever seen something you can't explain? Trump. Have you ever been unable to sleep? What do you do with your time then? Almost every night I struggle to sleep, I hate it, but when I can't, I just watch YouTube videos about personal development, science and technology. What are you reading currently? I don't have the attention span to read, so I listen to personal development and mindset audiobooks. If you could spend a day in someone else's shoes, whose would they be and Why? Jeff Bezos, so I can go on his online banking and empty his accounts to everyone who needed it The fucked up thing is, he'll probably still have left over! 

What's one thing your mother/father taught you that completely changed your life? To be independent and an authentic individual no matter who or what that might be.

Do you want kids of your own someday?

Sure, ofcourse I do, I come from a big family myself anyways, I guess I'd like maybe four children, but then again, one will do haha. The only thing that concerns me is the world I may be bringing them in to. If it's going to be as fucked up as I forecast I'm not sure I'd want to do it, time will tell Iguess.

What's been on your mind lately? The younger generation of my family and what life holds for them in the world we are currently leading and developing (good & bad). Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self? As harsh as it sounds… to give less of a fuck, do what you want because no-one really cares what you do, it may seem that way at first, but people quickly forget and carry on with their depressing monotonous lives. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Don't be silly, wrap your willy. How can someone win a gold star with you? Be authentic, honest and straight-up with me. I like blunt, non-bullshitters who speak their mind. We will get along just fine.

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