•LET'S TALK ABOUT PRIVILEGE•
Many people dream of being able to do what I do. To quit their jobs and start to travel the world for as long as their hearts desires.
It took 3 years to gather enough courage to quit my job and leave everything behind to travel. Not an easy thing for anyone to do, but admittedly my lot in life did make that decision a lot easier.
I grew up in a supportive intact family in middle class Sweden. A country with free education. A country that is one of the most equal in the world which taught me that I as a female can do anything men can do and that I have the right to go after it.
I'm a blonde hair, blue eyed girl with a Swedish passport — which means getting through border controls is a breeze and in many situations I receive better treatment than others. I am healthy — I have body that is fully functional which allows me to move freely in all terrains. I have never in my life worried about what my next meal was gonna be. About not being able to pay my bills or not affording a place to stay or afraid of what would happen if I would lose my job.
These are all things that have nothing to do with my capability but are all things that were given to me by the pure chance of me being born into the family and the country that I did.
I don't want to discourage anyone from chasing their dream of traveling. I just wanted you to know that some people get where they are much easier than others because they were fortunate to get a head start in life not because they worked harder. I just wish we could all have the same opportunities in life no matter what borders we are born inside.