Source: Woman’s World (orig. Svět ženy), Czech Rep., January 2019
Life change, adventure and real life.
Matej Šemšej from Slovakia had the feeling, that he needs a restart. „I woke up at one day and knew, that I have to change my life. I wasn’t satisfied with the direction it takes. Too much negative emotions and routine was present”, he says. He had an idea and combined two things he loves – running and travelling. His one-year journey started last September. He paid for few races in different corners of the world, and everywhere he comes, he simply runs. „I had an idea to combine my journey with something useful. For every kilometer I run I donate one US dollar for a charity in the area I visit”, Matej explains. He was running in Thailand to save its dogs or for a Czech charity on the island Lombok. He tries to contribute not only financially, the problems he sees and about which we have no clue back in Europe, he describes on his social media. „I hope, when looking back at the New Year’s Eve 2019, I will be feeling happy and fulfilled, that I had truly lived. That my journey was only a beginning and that I maybe even inspired others to start helping or start thinking differently, positively.”