Its not a song
Created from scratch
If I could have looked into the future at 15 and saw myself a decade later as I am now; I wouldn’t have believed this person who has traveled the world all while inspiring and helping millions of women to travel and live a happy, abundant lifestyle was me.
Sometimes, I still don’t believe it.
Waking up every day to the life I’ve always dreamed of is no longer just a dream. I have nothing but gratitude for freedom to live my life the way I am.
However things weren’t always so perfectly aligned for me. Ever since I was little I knew the cubicle lifestyle wasn’t for me. I was destined for more. I wanted to travel, I wanted to see the world, but most important I wanted to make a difference and help people.
I got stuck working 80 hours a week between two jobs and I was miserable. I worked hard for many years, overcoming many obstacles that led me to where I am today. But I always knew this life wasn’t for me.
Growing up I always envisioned my life to be one big ADVENTURE. I would travel around spending time with family and friends, doing whatever I wanted to.
I wanted to experience life to the fullest, snorkeling with nurse sharks in Belize, learning bachata in Cuba, sipping Malbec on an Argentinean vineyard, learning to make tom yum soup in Thailand, or relaxing on a hammock in Bali.
I thought I would always be in control of my own life.
The truth was every day I remained in that job, my dreams SLIPPED further and further away. I was stuck in the corporate rat race.
The commutes, office politics, and mundane daily routine took over and formed an endless cycle. I felt like a hamster on a wheel, trapped by my job and bills.
Then the stress, tension and anxiety started to mount. It was not only taking a toll on me in the workplace, but started to filter into my personal life.
I suffered from anxiety and insomnia for YEARS. I was taking medications to make me feel numb and I lost a ton of weight from all the stress. I was unhealthy!
I will never forget I was driving from one job to the next, sleep deprived; I hit the person in front of me because I fell asleep at the wheel. That was my last straw.
How did my life come to this?
Something had to change. I needed to become in control again. I needed to do something that gave my life purpose.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.
Just your average girl that hates monotony
A Polish-American travel junkie that turned nomad in 2016. A designer/blogger/coach by day and a sushi eating, wine drinking, adventure freak by night. I’ve quit my 9-5 corporate life and salary for a budget and carry-on.
I fell in love with traveling at a very young age. I was only two when my parents first put me on a flight to America and decided that we will be Americans. I spent a few summers in Poland and way too many summers going to Wisconsin Dells. We didn't grow up with a lot of money so my parents could never provide a proper family vacation. But we dealt with what we had and I am very grateful for that.
At age 12 my father ended up in a bad work accident that made him handicapped and couldn't work moving forward. As a young kid, I knew I needed to help out as much as I could and my mentality had to change. I had to grow up, and I had to grow up quickly.
At age 16 I was working a nearly full-time job helping provide for my family. I graduated college with a BFA in Graphic Design at the age of 19 so I can start my career and support them.
Quickly moving up the corporate ladder my days started blending together and there was no escaping the gray walls. Days turned into years and my career blossomed but monotony became my worst enemy. I knew I needed to escape because I could never be truly happy in this environment.
the traveling Digital Gypsy
It's the only way I can sum up what I do
With a simple leap of faith
I looked back at all the trips I took as a child and the local trips I took with friends growing up, I always knew there was a little travel bug in me. As I got older the camping trips I took turned into weekend trips to Florida that turned into weeklong trips in Mexico. I knew travel was my real passion. This is what made me happy.
The wanderlust only grew stronger and the trips with friends started becoming solo weekend trips. My friends couldn't take off work or couldn't afford to come with me but that didn't stop me.
I now had a taste of the world and I wanted to see it all.
At 22 I set off on my first international solo trip. I was able to find my real passions and myself on this trip. I came back different, I was more mature, I had a different outlook on life and people, and I knew what it meant to appreciate a different culture.
This trip was a domino effect and I planned an international trip every year since then.
Only 4 quick years passed and the wanderlust bug overpowered me. I came to a point in my career where I was hating corporate America and myself. I've worked 80+ hours a week and all for what? Of course, so I can save money and travel.
However, it didn't make me happy. I could either look for another job or take a complete leap of faith and go off on my own.
So I booked a one-way ticket to the world, put my apartment into storage, sold my car, and took a carry-on with me.
After going nomadic it took me a while to find my place on this earth. I wish I could tell you that it was easy, fine, and dandy. But it wasn’t. I was on my own in a new country, not knowing anyone, not speaking the language, without knowing when my next paycheck will be.
One thing that was constant was others telling me how inspiring I am for doing what I do. But what was I doing? Posting amazing photos online of the new country I was in? That’s not inspiration! No one saw the real struggle.
One day real inspiration hit and I started a travel blog called Ania Travels to show my friends what I’ve been up to. What I didn’t realize was what hard work blogging will be.
And so I failed miserably.
But I’m no quitter. I tried, and I failed, I tried and I failed, I tried again, and I failed again.
Why does this universe keep doing this to me?
At this point my money has pretty much completely run out and I wasn’t making any progress. I knew I needed to get back in control of my own life.
I’ve been a huge advocate of the law of attraction for years, believing that what you put out there is what you receive. I started really focusing on what I wanted out of life, what I wanted out of my business, and what lifestyle I really wanted.
After many trial and errors, I was able to finally attract the life I dreamed of. A life of travel, design, inspiration and showing others how to do the same. All because I took that one leap of faith.
DARE TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED
Well I’m your go to digital gypsy
What is a Digital Gypsy you ask?
Well, the definition of a gypsy is “a nomadic or free-spirited person living by itinerant trade and fortune telling”.
As of now you know that's me. Not only do I live out of a carry-on moving every few months to a new country, I also help and inspire people along the way. I can't tell you your fortune, but I can inspire you with my travels, build you a kickass website, or teach you techniques to manifest the life you dream of. All in exchange for a digital trade, and hence, your go-to digital gypsy.
Living the life I have always dreamed of
Today I have had the privilege to travel all over the world and have found not only myself but the true meaning of beauty through nature and other cultures. I am now a world traveler living my life to the fullest every single day and checking off some amazing adventures off my bucket list.
I am truly grateful to be able to share my knowledge with others who want to take their lives and businesses to the next level.
If you’re reading this, that means YOU.
My story is one of many people who are living their dream lifestyle after being introduced to the right resources and people who showed them it is possible to live an abundantly happy life.
Once you decide you are ready to take the best ride of your life, I can give you all the tools you require, to get what you desire.
Imagine living your life by design. Where would you go? Who would you spend time with? What would you buy?
It is all truly possible.
Send me a message and let’s discuss your dreams and goals.
xoxo Ania Travels 💜