Hi there! I’m a Turkish-Canadian and that’s as brief as my crazy story gets. I was born into a travel-loving family in Istanbul. I grew up in Istanbul until we immigrated to Toronto, Canada when I was 10 years old. Although we never really stayed in one place for too long, I still mainly lived in Toronto ever since. So you could say I’m more of a Canadian but I rather call myself a world citizen.
I am 23 years old. I graduated college two years ago and tried to pursue my dreams of setting myself free from a routine-life. Somehow that classic routine life of commuting to a nine-to-five job, not making any new friends, and not seeing any new places still found its way to crawl into my life. It sucked me in so much that I found myself getting major anxiety every time I would take even one step out of Toronto.
This was so unlike me. I had to get off of the metaphoric Ferris Wheel. Last year I saved a lot of money, quit my job, kissed my parents, my cat, and my anxiety goodbye and got on a plane to Istanbul. I fell in love, made new friends, saw old friends, and travelled. Mostly, travelled.
If your life has become a Ferris Wheel that goes round and round, seeing the same people and doing the same stuff, and if you too believe there is no way you were born to just pay bills and die, then you need to get off of that Ferris Wheel and get out of your comfort zone!
Follow to see the adventures I’ve gotten into when I got off of my Ferris Wheel…
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn.” -Jack Kerouac.