Author Topic: Quitting job to travel and figure things out, bad idea?  (Read 13556 times)

stlbrah

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Re: Quitting job to travel and figure things out, bad idea?
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2015, 10:37:06 AM »
This is my daily tug-of-war.  Good job, good field, but traveling while young also highly recommended. 


I can relate and am 1 year older than the OP. Also the fact that I like work and also am a gym rat and don't like going too long without the gym. However, I do feel a strange sense of guilt about not slow-traveling, as if I am missing out on life. When I was in southeast Asia in February, at the end of my 2 week trip I felt as if I was just getting started and did not want to go home.

In OPs case, it seems like she has a lot less to lose, in the fact that she doesn't even like her job. I would absolutely go for the trip

HappierAtHome

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Re: Quitting job to travel and figure things out, bad idea?
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2015, 05:01:47 PM »
You mentioned getting offers of part-time work as a result of your blog posts - why not wait until March, quit this job, and take an attractive part-time job when you next get offered one? Then you'd be starting your "official" career in your preferred field, while having more time for your freelance writing and your blog, plus exploring other opportunities you're interested in.