Failing Forward

with Daniel Cassadio

 
 
Throughout all my adventures I embark on, I’m constantly terrified. Terrified of things going wrong, not being on time, being judged and failing peoples expectations of me. But at the end of the day, this is it. I want to learn from my past, look forward to the future and live for the present. I apologise for the cliché saying - I’m a huge cheeseball.
 
 

About Me

Hola! Bonjour! Hello! My name is Daniel Casadio and I'm 21 years old. 
About me? This is tricky because I want to write as short as possible because I don’t want to bore you, yet I want to give you a big insight into… well, me. 

I grew up in the South Western corner of Australia in a town borderline little city called Bunbury. I have two amazing and loving parents and two older brothers and one older sister. Growing up, I was almost an only child because my siblings were that much older than me. My family is Christian and I’m very blessed with the love that was shared all throughout the household. 

I was infected with the travel bug when I was 10 years old when my parents, my sister and I lived in Italy for two years. Although those two years were sometimes tough and lonely; overall it was character building. 

I returned back home to Australia, to complete high school and to get some sort of ‘career’ going. I’ve worked in retail, film and television and as a support worker/youth worker; I still always had travel in the back of my mind. 

The more I travel… actually no, that’s wrong. The more I live. The more I seek discomfort with working in new jobs, creating new content, having in-depth and lengthy conversations and just experimenting with life; the more I learn. The more I realise how much there is more to life, without sounding like a hippy… this is it. Why rob myself off not living the life that I want to live, regardless of what people say.

At the end of the day, call me a hippy. I know who I am.


Why Failing Forward? 

Nowadays especially in my generation, everything is so connected and public. From what I’ve seen from many people, friends and family is that we struggle to step out because we either cannot handle the spotlight of attention or more importantly we don’t want to fail in the spotlight. We struggle and we simply don’t want to show vulnerability. Thats just from my observation.

So in this blog, I’m going to do my best to be as open and real as possible to all the encounters and adventures I embark on. Being a young and naïve silly billy dude, I’m going to be making countless cultural, language and lifestyle mistakes. 

But overall, what I’m getting at; is that despite all the mistakes I do make. Its okay. Because that’s what life is all about. As long as I can do my best to making a positive impact... I’m happy. Its okay to fail. 


My GOAL with Failing Forward? 

I’ve read a lot of different travel blogs, and I definitely see the appeal and I see how they do so well with a huge list of readers. But many of the blogs were about restaurants, hotels, ratings of customer service, special deals/offers on flights, how to cheaply spend money in individual cities/countries and mainly what to do/see in each city/country. There is nothing wrong with the list I just made, but for me I want you all to come with me on a pretty intimate, life changing and adventurous journey. 

If somehow I strung a few good sentences together and it encouraged you to travel... Great! But travel isn’t for everyone. My goal for this blog is to encourage you to maximise your life, to be who you truly want to be and to simply yet courageously… step out!

Everyone has different views on stepping out, so I’ll leave that up to you. 

Travel is talked a lot on this blog, but this is not a travel blog.