Author Topic: Do you live where you do for the jobs?  (Read 14733 times)


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Re: Do you live where you do for the jobs?
« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2015, 10:28:47 AM »
The last 6 years I've traveled all over the country for work. Some places I've enjoyed, others I've hated. Most of them I've felt I have been able to make the most of.

That being said, with how much I've been chasing the dollar the last several years, i'm really starting to get burnt out, and i'm only in 20's.

My issue is that traveling for contract work, I can easily make twice as much. In the long run being able to save 60% of take home pay vs 20-30% of take home pay, it really adds up. After my current project I hope to backpack through Asia for at least a month. I feel like I will really learn about myself getting away from work that long. I haven't had more than 3 weeks off work/yr in the last 7 years, often working 50-70 hrs a week.

If I stick at it I could FIRE in about 8 years. I could even get to the point where I could live anywhere in the country I want, partially retire, and then fly out and do contract work a few months out of the year.

Regardless, i'm unsure if it's work or the locations that's been burning me out. A lot of the time I've spent working in the south, and it's just too damn hot for me here.