Once upon a time there was a boy who traveled the world.
Hahah, if only..
All odds stacked against me
Believe it or not, but I am not a born explorer nor world traveler. In fact, I was even more afraid of this big world than Chicken Little was.
My life story is anything but a Disney fairytale. Before I could even dream about traveling the world, I had to overcome so many struggles. The fear, the doubts and the hesitation had me immobilized. Not to mention the lack of financial funds…
Life almost knocked me down at some point. I was behind on my plans and dreams after suffering a mental breakdown. It was then that I knew I had only two choices. Either let the fear paralyse me further or embrace the struggle and use it to grow as a person.
As you can read, I chose the latter. Life on the road is amazing. Hell, most times it’s like living a dream. But it’s not as easy as you might think. It’s not like you buy two pairs of socks and start walking on pink clouds without suffering any setbacks.
Moving towards my dream of traveling the world was the smartest decision I ever made. It made me hungry, literally and figuratively. But let’s keep it real. If exploring the world was easy, everyone would do it. Sadly, there is a perfect ingenious system to keep you far away from your dreams, something that is called the rat race.
I’m not selling you any pots of gold. I’m only giving you the tools to achieve your own dreams and goals, while being honest about life on the road. And that’s why you should follow me on my journey through this blog!
So, what are you waiting for? It’s not like you’re getting any younger…
There are no more excuses from now on!
About Jonas Van Wezemael
My name is Jonas Van Wezemael. I’m the adventurous person behind Digitraveler and I’m currently 30 years young.
About 30 years ago, I was born in the concrete jungle known as Belgium. You may think that I was a born explorer. The truth is, aside from 6 weeks in Spain I spent every second of the first 27 years of my life in my home city.
That all changed after suffering a mental breakdown and finding myself on the wrong side of rock bottom. If you’re interested in my entire story, feel free to read all about it. You might recognize yourself in the same situation that I was.
My personality has been evolved obliviously throughout the years. Life-experience made me the person I’m today. And while I’m extremely bad in introduction myself, i’ll give it my best shot. Well, here I go..
- I’m an easy going guy. I almost adapt better to an environment than a chameleon.
- Very spontanous, I go with the flow and see where the wind blows me.
- I like to take some risks once in a while.
- When I’ve something on my mind it can be hard to change those thougths. I’m more stubborn than a donkey those times.
- I relevate easily and tolerate a lot, but if you cross the thick line, there is no way back.
- While I’m mostly mature, I’m carrying a part of the Peter Pan syndrome with me. As I don’t want to grow old.
- I enjoy the little things in life.
- Inspire people to fullfill their dreams.
- Help lost souls on their way back and let them travel / explore the world more.
Well, I, could easily use the cliché, that I want to change the world. But then I would lie. Perhaps this is kinda selfish. But I’m doing this adventure only for myself. As I already wasted enough time to fit in the system and trying to do good for everyone. Not living my own live and following my path. It’s quite simple, I’m getting on this journey to live life as I want. I want to find happiness through my specific lifestyle. Far, far away from the many ridicilous rules, obligations and judgements.
x) To witness the majestic beauty of our wonderful planet.
x) For the freedom that comes with this lifestyle. Freedom is the most valuable thing for me!
x) To rediscover the real me, since I’ve lost myself a long time ago.
x) For the experiences & adventures that will cross me on the way.
x) To broaden my horizon, expanding my comfort zone and learning new things on the route.
x) To discover the whole planet, from the smallest animal to the highest building.
x) To avoid daily routine & stress, as I’m getting sick of doing the same things over and over again.
x) Last but not least, for the amazing people, tasty food and interesting cultures!