Just me and how downshifting

This post is not exactly about travel, and not quite about downshifting, but about my path. You can, perhaps, sometimes move away from the subject of the blog and tell a little about yourself favorite.

When I started this blog, I decided that I didn’tI will post here photos with my face. Well, who might be interested in such photos, and for some reason I wanted to blog anonymously, hiding under their nicknames. But time is passing, and the old fears have vanished, and I thought that they were ready to be more open to my readers and the world in general.

The content of the article

Let me introduce

My name is Oleg Lazhechnikov. The network is not particularly known by any nickname, so they came up with a new one - Geleosan.

I always wanted to see the world, and for anyWhenever possible, I tried to go somewhere: to nature, to the sea, to the mountains, to another country. Unfortunately, until a certain age I could not make an international passport, and this closed all foreign directions for me.

From my youth it happened that I could not sit in one place for more than a few months, therefore there were always difficulties with work. Leave something just 4 weeks a year. This is terribly small.

Just me and how downshifting

Oleg Lazhechnikov, author of Life-trip.ru

Quit and travel

Now I do not work in the classic sense. But I take care of myself, blog, travel. Finally, you can do what you like and what the soul lies. How did it happen? The next winter of 2010, I was screaming because I was sitting at home and could not go anywhere, and fate gave me a “gift” - a cut.

At first I was upset, tried to look for anotherwork, but then I thought it was a sign. I have long wanted to try to change my life, to try something else besides office work and a work-home-work life format. No children, age allows, when if not now. As a result, such voluntary-forced downshifting came out, since it was not he who left :)

If it's hard for you to imagine, you can read our article. How to change your life for the better or what prevents you from traveling.

What do i live for

Last years I worked and saved up a littlemeans. Thus, the system won a certain amount of unemployed life. And considering that my material requests are not particularly high and I can find pleasure not only in material terms, my life has even fallen in price without work in the office. Well, the car still sold :) She was credit, and after repaying the loan, there was not much left.

Currently my travels are also budget character. As it is written in one smart book, wealth is not measured by how much you earn, but by how many days / months / years you can live normally without a source of income.

By the way, in such cases it helps a lot budget management. My Excel file is already 3 years old. It is very convenient to record all expenses and plan for the month (s) ahead. But this is a topic for a separate post.

You see, there is no secret here. Anyone can earn some money and then live and travel for a while. And it depends only on him how much money is enough for him and how he uses this free time. No one bothers to travel and simultaneously master a new profession or create their own business. You can still find work related to travel, the choice is yours.

Not original? I agree! But it works, and it is a good option for the really afflicted to travel.

What's next

At least, I will live on, enjoy lifeand travel. Of course, I understand that the money runs out. But who interferes in this free time from work, to be engaged in self-education, to master new professions (for example, related to freelancing), and to be engaged in addition to traveling activities that can bring money?

So, I try myself in new affairs, but in order not to look unfounded, I will not tell you yet. As soon as there will be results, you will first learn :)

UPDATE. Well, what came out of it after 3 years, read in my article about Upshifting. Oddly enough, but AP came out, not Down :)

Life hacking 1 - how to buy a good insurance

Choosing insurance is now unrealistically difficult, so to help all travelers, I compile a rating. To do this, I constantly monitor forums, study insurance contracts and use insurance by myself.

Insurance Rating

Life hacking 2 - how to find a hotel 20% cheaper

First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good offer base, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel can often be found 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.

Discount hotels

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