What's it like to quit the job you love, get away from close family, and travel the world in your 20s?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Arya Singleton



What's it like to quit the job you love, get away from close family, and travel the world in your 20s?

This is exhilarating if you do it for the right reasons. A job that you like? Why do you want to leave? Do you like it, but don't you love it? Or do you just feel the pressure of all the social networks that tell you that you need to live a nomadic life to be happy? Do you leave the family that you are close to? For me personally, when I did this, my relationships with each member of the family deepened. It was incredibly difficult and I missed them terribly, yet I didn't have to regret not straying out of my comfort zone and not tasting my life. Skype is a lifesaver in this area. Traveling the world, especially just me

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This is exhilarating if you do it for the right reasons. A job that you like? Why do you want to leave? Do you like it, but don't you love it? Or do you just feel the pressure of all the social networks that tell you that you need to live a nomadic life to be happy? Do you leave the family that you are close to? For me personally, when I did this, my relationships with each member of the family deepened. It was incredibly difficult and I missed them terribly, yet I didn't have to regret not straying out of my comfort zone and not tasting my life. Skype is a lifesaver in this area. Traveling the world, especially just meeting new people and experiencing different cultures, is something that I wish everyone had the desire and the means to do. Your vision of life becomes more realistic, you realize how much YOU are in charge in your life, and you recognize other people more as human beings than as objects or ideas. It makes it easier to let go of "things" and hold on to people. It makes you realize how much you are capable of doing; Sure he may have been the best data analyst your company has ever seen, but you can also cook a souffle or hitchhike between countries or plant your own socks. This is a difficult but rewarding thing to do, but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. and you recognize other people more as human beings than as objects or ideas. It makes it easier to let go of "things" and hold on to people. It makes you realize how much you are capable of doing; Sure he may have been the best data analyst your company has ever seen, but you can also cook a souffle or hitchhike between countries or plant your own socks. This is a difficult but rewarding thing to do, but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. and you recognize other people more as human beings than as objects or ideas. It makes it easier to let go of "things" and hold on to people. It makes you realize how much you are capable of doing; Sure he may have been the best data analyst your company has ever seen, but you can also cook a souffle or hitchhike between countries or plant your own socks. This is a difficult but rewarding thing to do, but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. It makes you realize how much you are capable of doing; Sure he may have been the best data analyst your company has ever seen, but you can also cook a souffle or hitchhike between countries or plant your own socks. This is a difficult but rewarding thing to do, but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. It makes you realize how much you are capable of doing; Sure he may have been the best data analyst your company has ever seen, but you can also cook a souffle or hitchhike between countries or plant your own socks. This is a difficult but rewarding thing to do, but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it. but DO NOT do it for the wrong reasons. Do this because it seems scarier NOT to do it.

Do you have problems in the workplace or with your family? If so, don't run away and solve them first.

BUT CAN YOU afford to do this and then do it? You live once, so enjoy doing that special thing. Do not impose yourself on others to pay your way. Running around the world and running out of funds isn't much fun. You have to do it all on your own and someday with notes, photos, phone numbers, etc. you will remember what a trip is.

It is also a great educational experience. Learn on the go.

So what you feel is a true feeling of personal freedom on your own terms.

Good luck

It is a roller coaster of emotions and feelings of doubt, despair, and some elements of self-loathing.

I first moved from my home, my family and friends to the city for my first graduate position when I joined a large civil construction company that was building a road in the middle of a remote area. I still remember the first night I slept in the grad house. I still hadn't bought any furniture and my room was empty. He was sleeping on a roll of foam in a sleeping bag in the corner of the room.

I remember laying down and thinking "What the hell are you doing here Tim? Are you stupid? You left your family

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It is a roller coaster of emotions and feelings of doubt, despair, and some elements of self-loathing.

I first moved from my home, my family and friends to the city for my first graduate position when I joined a large civil construction company that was building a road in the middle of a remote area. I still remember the first night I slept in the grad house. I still hadn't bought any furniture and my room was empty. He was sleeping on a roll of foam in a sleeping bag in the corner of the room.

I remember laying down and thinking "What the hell are you doing here Tim? Are you stupid? You left your family and friends to live in the middle of nowhere surrounded by people you don't know and now you're huddled." in a sleeping bag like some kind of post-apocalyptic survivor. "That first night was probably one of the lowest moments of my life. The immense uncertainty of my situation gripped my heart so hard and I had never felt more coward I thought I had made the wrong decision and went to sleep thinking I could quit the next day.

Life was slowly improving. I bought an iPad and connected to the house wi-fi (this was in 2011 when I was still poor as a student, so it was a big problem for me). I could dive into youtube and forget that I was living like a homeless person. My job was getting more challenging and I felt like I was accomplishing something. Little by little my room was filling with furniture, that first night after my trip to IKEA was one of the most satisfying moments of my whole life, I was sleeping in a real bed!

Above all, that first paycheck was significantly above what the average graduate civil engineer was paid, and I was employed when many of my fellow graduates were struggling to find a job. It was then that I remembered WHY I had taken a stand away from my family and friends. It wasn't just the money, it was knowing that after all and all the fighting, he had made it.

Looking back, I can see that the struggle I went through made me a more resilient person. The opportunity and the experience I had made me a better engineer and the company was giving me the opportunity to travel to gain a lot of experience. I have been on various projects since then across the country and internationally and am now back in the big city of my hometown. Some of the graduates of the same year that I have found work and I am managing them.

I paint a pink picture at the end of this story because I want you to know that the struggle and anguish is a sacrifice that is not easy to make, but if you are strong and stubborn enough, you can survive and be victorious. . But you need to give serious thought to your reasons for moving.

Some reasons to consider before moving.
1. Pay - The best jobs with the best pay are unlikely to be where you are. It is statistically unlikely.
2. Experience: not everyone can do difficult things, but success in the face of adversity separates the greats from the average and gives you the opportunity to shine.
3. Adventure: If you never get hurt, you will never see opportunities to learn.
4. Family: I was in a situation where I could leave my life and move, but not everyone can do this. However, there will never be a perfect time to do this, and waiting will never make it easier.

I wish you luck.

  • Money: traveling has expenses that add up slowly but surely. Train tickets, plane tickets, roundtrip to airports, payment of taxes in the city (Europe), travel insurance, bus tickets, take away money for food and of course accommodation. When you have little or no income because you are a graduate, your money is not spent.
  • Health - When your health is not 100%, you need to plan accordingly and go for shorter periods.
  • Being a solo traveler doesn't suit everyone - I've been traveling alone since I was 16 years old.
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  • Money: traveling has expenses that add up slowly but surely. Train tickets, plane tickets, roundtrip to airports, payment of taxes in the city (Europe), travel insurance, bus tickets, take away money for food and of course accommodation. When you have little or no income because you are a graduate, your money is not spent.
  • Health - When your health is not 100%, you need to plan accordingly and go for shorter periods.
  • Being a Solo Traveler doesn't suit everyone - I've traveled alone since I was 16 years old. People told me that it is preferred to be alone since you can soak up the culture better, you can plan selfishly and it is easier to meet new people. I found all this false mainly because I felt lonely and wanted to share my experience with someone, discuss my day and what I had seen and go experience the nightlife of a city that I was not prepared to do alone. I realized that while I will not refuse to travel alone knowing that I will meet other solo travelers along the way, I prefer to go with one or three other people as long as they are good travelers.
  • Fear: Feeling incapable and unable to travel due to your own personal fears. Traveling, especially alone, can be a big problem depending on where you go. You are in a foreign environment where you may not speak the language, you don't know anyone, and you don't know the layout of the city unless you look at a map. However, I think that these fears are easily overcome, when you arrive you find that everything fits perfectly in its place and, if it does not, there are people willing to help.
  • The feeling of being stuck: You have become so used to your routine and not going anywhere that it seems strange and scary to break this routine and fly away. However, as soon as you take off and come back, it feels strange to be back and you want to be back on a plane going somewhere again.

Hacks:

  • Airline tickets today tend to be cheaper than accommodation, especially in the United States and Canada. Find cheap accommodation like airbnb or challenge a hostel shared room if you're on a budget.
  • Compare. It may be cheaper to book directly through the airline and directly through the hotel. It may be cheaper to book it as a package with Expedia. Make sure to check it out. Sometimes third-party companies get the best flights, as the airline companies know they will sell. Sometimes they don't do their best because people cancel.
  • Book in advance. This is obvious. I've seen European flights as cheap as £ 30 8 months in advance.
  • Make reliable travel plans, like STA Travel groups. You will meet new people, all prices for accommodation, travel, connections are included, and you can guarantee that you will make new friends and party if you are a social butterfly. However, these can be expensive.
  • Look up third-party business reviews on Google. Something that many people forget to do before buying a vacation online is whether or not they can trust the company they are booking with. The reviews say it all, if you are inundated with bad reviews with 1 to 2 star ratings with people complaining about last minute cancellations and loss of money then avoid them. Some third-party companies are great - they'll make sure everything is booked on time, and if you have a problem, they'll do their best to fix it. However, many take their money and that is the extent of their involvement.
  • If you are traveling alone, make friends with the hotel or hostel staff. Sitting behind the desk all day, they tend to remember faces. If you smile, wave, and offer advice if it helps, your back is more likely to be taken care of and many will notice your routine; If you go out a lot at night, they will notice if you will return or not. They can also suggest local hot spots to go to, as they are locals themselves.

You might start looking for transmission technology, not too scientific, but high-tech. It's a fun field to work in, you can choose to take a path that takes you on a lot of trips, and the pay is good as you go. By broadcast technology I don't mean applied media arts, I mean a proper technology path, following a media arts path doesn't usually make money.

I started in broadcast technology and moved into consumer electronics (set-top box and digital TV design). That has allowed me to travel quite a bit and I could easily move to several different countries to work. I

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You might start looking for transmission technology, not too scientific, but high-tech. It's a fun field to work in, you can choose to take a path that takes you on a lot of trips, and the pay is good as you go. By broadcast technology I don't mean applied media arts, I mean a proper technology path, following a media arts path doesn't usually make money.

I started in broadcast technology and moved into consumer electronics (set-top box and digital TV design). That has allowed me to travel quite a bit and I could easily move to several different countries to work. I've been to more than half of Europe and I've also been to Korea, Japan, and Thailand on business. Oh, and I almost always stay in nice hotels and don't run away from the wells (someone complains if I end up in a nasty place!). I have alumni who now travel the world as much as they like because they work on sports broadcasts, they often don't care much about sport, but they love travel and the excitement of events.

With broadcast technology (or also consumer electronics skills) you can work for cable TV companies, satellite TV companies, telecommunications companies, but also companies like Amazon and Google. You could work for Samsung, Sony, etc! My students have worked behind the scenes at the Olympics, World Cups, motorsports, sailing, etc. I worked for the BBC for a few years, it was exciting.

Working on television is fun. Meeting famous people is possible and I have met or seen many, but it is not the highlight because it is not that special once you have done it several times. I also spent the first part of my career getting paid to watch TV, which was nice!

I do not know the nationality of the person who posted the question, so I will try to answer this from one of my experiences while traveling, where I, an Indian, met a European who quit his job to see the world.

Two years ago, when I was traveling to Andaman, I met an Irish boy (I forgot his name). He said that he had completed his high school and worked part-time at various small jobs for a year and a half. The money he raised from work wasn't enough for a college education, so he decided to see the world instead. He chose the countries where the cost of travel and living is low. i.e. Nepal and

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I do not know the nationality of the person who posted the question, so I will try to answer this from one of my experiences while traveling, where I, an Indian, met a European who quit his job to see the world.

Two years ago, when I was traveling to Andaman, I met an Irish boy (I forgot his name). He said that he had completed his high school and worked part-time at various small jobs for a year and a half. The money he raised from work wasn't enough for a college education, so he decided to see the world instead. He chose the countries where the cost of travel and living is low. that is, Nepal and India. When I met him, he had already covered all of Nepal and most of mainland India in the last four months. so it was in Andaman.

Being an Indian, it felt strange that someone who had no college education would quit their job to see the world without worrying about their future. I asked him what he planned to do after the trip because then he would have no money.

He replied, "I will find a new job and keep it for several years if I like the job. So if I can raise enough money, I will go to a university, otherwise I will try to find better jobs."

At that moment I realized the differences between India and other developed nations.

  1. In Europe, unemployment rates are not as high as in India. In India you can quit your job, but you can never be sure whether you will find another job or not. It is worse if you have a gap of several months between your last job and your new one.
  2. In India, due to the high population, there is a lot of competition everywhere. You must need a degree from a university to apply for any decent job.
  3. Indians discriminate against each other based on their job profile. An engineer or MBA will get more social acceptance than a pizza delivery boy in India, whereas in a developed first world nation, no job is small. a newspaper boy and a banker get the same social acceptance. To become more "important" in society, we engage in a rat race in which we prioritize our careers and financial security over other life desires.
  4. Travel costs to other parts of the world are lower for Europeans and Americans than for Indians. Their purchasing power is higher than that of Indians, as they are paid at least 3 to 5 times more than Indians for a similar job profile. they can also travel to most travel-worthy countries without a Visa. that the Indians cannot. An average British citizen can afford a luxury hotel room in India without putting a hole in his pocket, but we cannot do otherwise.

First of all, welcome to Bengaluru.

As most people do, even you will follow a similar trend. Not only is it me, but most people are going to suggest the same advice to you. As most say these days, Bengaluru is not the same as before. Less water, less work and less AIR quality. The only thing that is in abundance is Pollution, Population and Pubs. The 3 P's. But anyway, if you want to try your luck in this DREAM CITY of all engineers for a 9 to 6 job. Go ahead and give it a try. All the best for that.

And coming to the Localities to stay, I would really advise you

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First of all, welcome to Bengaluru.

As most people do, even you will follow a similar trend. Not only is it me, but most people are going to suggest the same advice to you. As most say these days, Bengaluru is not the same as before. Less water, less work and less AIR quality. The only thing that is in abundance is Pollution, Population and Pubs. The 3 P's. But anyway, if you want to try your luck in this DREAM CITY of all engineers for a 9 to 6 job. Go ahead and give it a try. All the best for that.

And when coming to the localities to stay, I would really advise you to stay close to BTM Layout, as that way you will be close to many technology parks to attend interviews and walk-ins and also try to receive training from various institutes.

There are numerous PGs here, so I can guarantee you will find one according to your budget starting at 3000–10000.

Hope this honest answer helps you.

All the best for your software job search. Worse times are ahead. : D

I would first head to Pondicherry (a small, former French colony in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu). The reason is that I have wanted to travel alone to Pondicherry for quite some time, it has its beautiful beaches, nice French cafes, the meditation center in Auroville; everything you need for a good retirement. Also, since it would be an impromptu decision to 'quit right now', it would be easier to just hop on a night bus 'right now' without much planning or thought as we have buses that travel regularly from where I live to Pondi.

Getting there the next day in the morning with the beautiful

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I would first head to Pondicherry (a small, former French colony in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu). The reason is that I have wanted to travel alone to Pondicherry for quite some time, it has its beautiful beaches, nice French cafes, the meditation center in Auroville; everything you need for a good retirement. Also, since it would be an impromptu decision to 'quit right now', it would be easier to just hop on a night bus 'right now' without much planning or thought as we have buses that travel regularly from where I live to Pondi.

Arriving there the next day in the morning with the beautiful sunrise, I would just take my time walking the streets, enjoying everything, book a place where I would like to stay, plan my next trip there (probably Meghalaya) and then plan my next travel to next destination ... and another ... finish India ... plan another country I have not been to (probably Peru or French Polynesia), get inspired along the way, start something on my own, do a vlog along the way ..

Wow ... this plan is already starting to excite me and I can do it with my current savings!

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Well ... for this I would have to make the decision to 'quit my job right now', which is the hard part.

I suggest you reflect and reflect a little on the question: what do I want to get out of traveling?

Very often, people travel as a way to escape difficult problems. For example, you find your job boring and you are not sure what you want to do next.

There is nothing inherently wrong with traveling to escape. There are loads of books and movies on the subject. There are many people traveling the world who travel for this reason.

The problem is that once you are traveling, you have to get back to yourself and your problems. And now you may have a new problem, you need to earn money

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I suggest you reflect and reflect a little on the question: what do I want to get out of traveling?

Very often, people travel as a way to escape difficult problems. For example, you find your job boring and you are not sure what you want to do next.

There is nothing inherently wrong with traveling to escape. There are loads of books and movies on the subject. There are many people traveling the world who travel for this reason.

The problem is that once you are traveling, you have to get back to yourself and your problems. And now you may have a new problem, you need to earn money.

So if you take some time to think about all the things you want to get from traveling, be it a break to get a new perspective, have different experiences, make friends in different countries ... whatever you want, you can feel a greater sense of accomplishment and purpose.

You come back more experienced, wiser, more the person you want to be.

If it is just a job to pay your bills with no other rewards now or in the future, I would tell myself that traveling the world would be a growth experience like no other that may even lead to a paying position in a field. you never thought. upon.

How do I know I am doing it? I didn't quit my job. I had a very successful business for more than two decades. The recession hit and I lost my dream home and business went south. I'm doing a volunteer trip where, for free room and board, I work only a few hours a day and the rest of the time is mine to explore. I stay about two months in each p

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If it is just a job to pay your bills with no other rewards now or in the future, I would tell myself that traveling the world would be a growth experience like no other that may even lead to a paying position in a field. you never thought. upon.

How do I know I am doing it? I didn't quit my job. I had a very successful business for more than two decades. The recession hit and I lost my dream home and business went south. I'm doing a volunteer trip where, for free room and board, I work only a few hours a day and the rest of the time is mine to explore. I stay about two months in each place. I have been to 5 countries in one year. I have had interesting job offers along the way and I have even had ideas to start a business that would not be successful in the states but would be successful in this country.

Remember the old saying. When one door closes, another opens. Follow your instincts, but be realistic about what it will be like to travel the world. It won't be like a Hollywood movie, but it will be quite rewarding.

I would say they are the same. Generally, you are carefree when you are 20 years old. A bit stupid but full of energy and ideas. At 30, you usually make more money, find out your likes and dislikes better, buy a house. I never went the children's route. You need energy to do it, then, 20 years. But usually you are broke and confused then. What. Do your best and have fun.

First of all, what do you want, to travel the world or to get a good financial position? If you really want to travel, there are so many ways as journalist, travel blogger, volunteering to help people when calamity strikes, sailing, or just getting a job in the merchant marine as an engineer is better. I recently met a person who works as an assistant curator at the ACB and he told me that he traveled to many places in the world every time he had holidays and was on duty at times. he also did engineering and eventually wrote Upsc. You can travel in two ways, such as making travel your life and the other is

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First of all, what do you want, to travel the world or to get a good financial position? If you really want to travel, there are so many ways as journalist, travel blogger, volunteering to help people when calamity strikes, sailing, or just getting a job in the merchant marine as an engineer is better. I recently met a person who works as an assistant curator at the ACB and he told me that he traveled to many places in the world every time he had holidays and was on duty at times. he also did engineering and eventually wrote Upsc. You can travel in two ways, such as making traveling your life and the other is just a hobby. most people prefer the second first, they will get a good job and then once they have enough money they will start traveling.

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