I never imagined things would never come to this. My name is Ben calcific and I’m about to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. I’m, just your average person. I guess I was caught up in the 9 to 5 6 to 3 work system.
We call life, maybe no different from you. For years I have been living a mediocre life living the same day over and over something that I really never felt content with. For years, I worked very hard to make a living in various jobs saving all.
I could in hope that one day I could support a family and make my parents proud. For five years. I worked as a cabinet maker building kitchens and bathrooms, with the team of other cabinet makers. I valued making money more than I valued the exciting experiences I could have had in this world, leaving before the Sun for work and quite often arriving home to the Stars.
It was the only life I knew until my brother, Jaime invited me on a trip with him to Southeast Asia. Little did. I know that trip would change me forever. What I saw and the things I experienced took hold of me in an uncontrollable way for people.
The cultures, the amazing landscapes I finally felt like I was alive and had a sense of purpose, but soon after it was time to go back to reality and face the repetitive work life. I have been living week in and week out, but I was left with an important question burning inside me.
Was this really reality? I thought it was time to find out so here I am about to make my biggest decision of all times, leaving my friends, my family and my home in search of a greater life, not knowing fully whether it’ll, be the right decision, but Knowing any decision to leave was better than any decision to stay August.
25Th. 2017. I quit my job. I bought a one-way ticket to Asia, packed my things. Put away my work tools from the last time and hung up my work. I traded my trade for my dreams
Of course, if it wasn’t for my little brother, none of this would have ever happened. So I dedicate this video to you. Jamie thank you for opening my eyes and showing me another world beyond my own and to everyone else watching this video, no matter where I am now you’ll, always know where I started.
My name is TK, and this is my story.