YIKES. That’s definitely a headline right there. But, yup that’s right. I am one of those “I quit my job to travel the world” people now. Sounds cliche but literally this is the MOST liberating things I have ever done.
When people read that most think that we just walked into work and say “I Quit”, buy our one way ticket and then leave. Lol. As cool as that may sounds that is not how it happened foe me. On February 1st I put my two weeks in to my job working for the federal government. Prior to that I had done extensive research and actually created a plan before making my big move.
The why. Honestly, I felt like there was too much more to life. I hate routines and I despised 9-5’s even more. When I got out of the Navy, I t thought that the best thing for me to do was secure a job with the federal government and work my way up through the ladder, meet the man of my dreams, have kids and live happily ever after. I had the job, I had the benefits, I had the “security” but halfway through that I still was like… “this aint it boss”.
My love for traveling and experiencing new cultures took over my want for the “ideal life”. All I knew is that nothing else in the world made me feel the same way that traveling made me feel so that is what I was going to go after. I figured I am young still and I have nothing tying me down so why not? Carpe Diem.
Of course, I didn’t come up with that definite solution the first time around. I pushed back my move date at least two times already until I finally committed to the time that I have now. Definitely had a few panic attacks as well. But that’s COMPLETELY normal. I was about to change my life in such a drastic way, consider all nerves rattled. All in all though, I did it and I want to provide a practical insight on how I did and my progression through it.
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