If I had only one advice to offer you, it would be the following:
STOP EXISTING, START LIVING!
It is what motivated me to start travelling, quit my 9-5 job and follow my dreams.
Hi there! Welcome to Framedventures. My name is Jerry.
I am an adventure lover who has been travelling around India for the last few years gaining invaluable experiences that have changed my life for the better. I am an amateur photographer as well and I aspire to become a professional photographer one day.
The 9-5 routine
It all began with my first corporate job in Trivandrum, Kerala.
As I became financially independent for the first time in my life, I looked forward to working in the corporate sector. I focused all my time and energy on learning new skills on the job and giving my best.
But as time passed by, I realized I couldn’t carry on like this. I was spending 80% of my life in a job that didn’t interest me.
Truth be told, I was in it for the money. Because, at the end of the day, you’ve got to pay your bills, right?
But at the same time, I simply couldn’t envision living a life where I am forcing myself to do a job just for the sake of earning money. I yearned for MORE.
The last thing I wanted was to have regrets 10-20 years down the line for not pursuing the things that I was really passionate about. Because life happens only once! So you’ve got to live it to the fullest!
It was during this time that I was having an existential crisis as well. I didn’t want to pretend that everything was fine when in reality, it wasn’t.
So I started asking myself:
“Is this it?”
“Was this the whole point of being told to excel academically in school and college?”
“Was this the purpose of my life?”
Enough was enough! It was time to take matters into my own hands.
My life, so far, had been programmed according to societal expectations. And look where it got me!
I wanted to live my life on my own terms henceforth and be responsible for myself. It was after this point that I planned my first-ever solo trip to Chikmagalur to take a break and get some perspective in my life.
This trip turned out to be a gamechanger.
After this trip, I started travelling at least once every two months across India while doing my full-time corporate job. It made me the person that I am today and I have finally quit my corporate job to pursue my dreams.
My Travel Experience
I have an experience of three years in the corporate sector but more importantly, I was able to travel extensively around India during this time. Be it trekking in the Himalayas, scuba diving in the Andamans or doing a solo trip across Karnataka, I have done a variety of trips.
I am a true nature lover. I love beaches, mountains, deserts, forests and whatever you could think of. But if I had to choose one, it would be the mountains any day. 😎
I prefer slow travel over any other form of travel as it helps me immerse myself in my surroundings completely.
In terms of my speciality, I am an experiential traveller.
I love to meet people – locals and travellers alike, learn about the different cultures or the ways of life, experiment with different cuisines, enjoy the sceneries Mother Nature has to offer and increase my awareness about the world around me.
In short, I live for experiences that make me feel alive and add meaning to my life.
I love football. I have been a die-hard Chelsea fan since God knows when! 😛
I am a food lover. I can travel long distances just to have my favourite food. 😉
I read books on self-help, philosophy and psychology that help me increase my knowledge and perspective on various things in life. 💡
What You Can Expect
After having travelled to more than 12 states/union territories in India with more than 50 experiences in under 2.5 years, I have finally decided to start this blog.
I want to inspire you to travel the world.
I have realized that a lot of people, especially those that are stuck in a 9-5 job, are living a very monotonous life. Not so long ago, I too was one of them before I started travelling.
And now that I have come this far, I can confidently testify that if I can have life-changing experiences, so can YOU!
Through this blog, I wish to combine my love for adventures and photography and share with you my life experiences while I am on the road. I hope to inspire you to go out of your comfort zone and create a beautiful life for yourself.
So follow along and join me on this blog as I take you through a virtual journey of my travel adventures.