Hi, I’m Katie of Just Chasing Sunsets
It’s a pleasure to have you here!
A little bit about me…
I recently quit my full time job of 6 years. It was a career I dreamed about since high school. But six years in, I realized I couldn’t see myself doing that job for the next 30+ years until retirement.
I think my interest in traveling has always been brewing under the surface. In fact, in college I saw a photo of Prague in a study abroad pamphlet, and it really intrigued me. But I put it off to do what I was “supposed to do”. I got into the program I desired. Upon graduation I decided to go to graduate school, albeit across the country. And then once I completed my masters I got my first full time job in my field. It was my dream job as a teenager. I just quit my dream job.
It’s the best decision I’ve ever made, and not one I took lightly.
So, what have I been doing since I quit my job?
Well, in January of 2018 I hopped on a one way flight to Ecuador. I visited the Galapagos islands, hiked mountains, and taught yoga in a hostel. Then I went to Peru to explore Machu Picchu. And how could I go to South America without eating as much steak and drinking as much wine as possible in Argentina?! Oh, I also started this blog!
I’m currently spending the summer in Europe! I’ve finally experienced Prague and it was perfect! I’m getting the most out of my 90 days in the Schengen as possible, and teaching English along the way. Once those 90 days are up, I plan to return to Ireland to do a deeper exploration of all of the beauty that country has to offer?
Who is Just Chasing Sunsets?
I’m someone who decided to give fear the middle finger. I left everything behind that I know. Sold the majority of my belongings. Packed a backpack and hit the road. I travel solo and slowly. I don’t know what my country count is and I don’t care.
I’m just exploring all that this world has to offer, seeing where it leads, and catching as many sunsets as possible. Figuring it out as I go. Of course, I’m taking some pretty photos along the way and trying to find the best places for matcha in every city.
If you want to explore more and get some inspiration for your next adventure (or if you want to quit your job) check out these posts as a good starting point!
And if you’d like destination specific posts, I’ve got those too! Just go back to the Home page and click on your destination country in the map!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope to see you on the road!
What to Know Before Quitting Your Job
In this PDF we will go over 5 things to consider BEFORE quitting your job to travel. It includes brainstorming worksheets, sample spreadsheets, and more!