Are you tired of your 9-5 job and thinking of quitting, to travel the world and hop from one country to the next…?
Sometimes it feels as if you’ve had enough of your day-to-day routine. You are stuck in a rut and feel exhausted and frustrated. Too many responsibilities to take care of, emails to be answered, traffic…and the list can just go on and on. You might have thought about quitting and becoming a jet-setter, exploring the world, but is it the feasible thing to do? Some have done just that and as everything in life, there are two sides to each story.
Travelling the world might seem exciting, but before you are able to do it, there are a few questions you will need to answer.
• Have you saved enough?
Travelling abroad can be a very expensive exercise and if you are not financially ready, it can be very daunting. You will need to consider how you are going to make money abroad, whether you advertise on Instagram or you decide to start writing for travel companies, giving them your reviews and getting paid for it. Or blog your way to earning a stable income and become an affiliate.
• How long will you be travelling?
You will need to know for how long you will be gone. Is it possible to rather take a longer vacation, maybe accrued leave that you need to get rid of? Or do you actually just feel like you need a change.
• Who will take care of your responsibilities?
If you have pets or children, you will need to consider much more than just who will be watering your plants. If you have children, it is important to remember that they still need to receive an education and how will you be managing that.
• What are you planning to achieve abroad?
Are you planning to chase the record for most countries visited?
• What will you do after travelling?
When you are done travelling, how will you handle fitting in with society? Where will you start looking for a new job?
Many of us dream big and we tend to keep it all hidden away due to our daily lives and responsibilities, but the best way to realise your dream can come true is to give it a voice. Write it all down, share it with someone close to you and good things will follow.
Make sure that you have a clear plan of where you want to go and what you will need in each country. Being away from home can also be scary. But if you don’t do what your heart is telling you, you might end up regretting it. Maybe you will figure out what you are really looking for. Take it slow and do not give up. Follow your heart. Get out of your comfort zone!
After looking at your own situation, weigh up the odds and make sure it is the right choice for you.