Speaking from experience I’m telling you now, if you are contemplating any big leap into the unknown, just do it! I know that sounds simplistic and there are a million reasons why you feel you can’t but you can. You are the only person stopping you and it’s now or never people!
You could die tomorrow
Ok, this sounds a little dramatic but the sentiment is there. Life is short. You’ll regret it if you don’t. Whatever cliché you want to use it all comes down to the same thing. We put off and put off so many things and before you know it you’re in your [insert any age here!] and it’s deemed too late (yet another excuse by the way – it’s never too late!). Why don’t we just seize the day and go for it. What’s the worst that could happen?
There is more to life…
Haha, I’m really going for it with the cliché’s now but it makes my point. I would take a guess that you are in a job that’s either just ok or (more likely) that you probably hate and you are wondering how you got to this point…well, let me tell you that there is definitely more to life than you think (although I guess you already knew that or you wouldn’t be reading this post!) if you really want it, and anyone has the power to go and find what that means for them.
It might not even take the form of something as drastic as quitting your job and going travelling but as simple (she says!) as just finding your passion and making more of it. Could you make money from your hobby perhaps?? We are all so guilty of being a little ‘lazy’ and not fighting hard enough for the things we want (or think we want!). You get out what you put in.
You will feel amazing for it and wonder why you didn’t do it before
I’m going to take a risk here and say YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. Trust me and the thousands of others that have made the leap, you will not regret it. It’ll be the best thing you ever did and you’ll wish you had done it sooner. Save hard, sacrifice those girly nights out during the month, take up that second job, whatever it takes. Put your mind to it and it will happen and it’ll all have been worth it.
There is a great article here from a fellow blogger Adventurous Kate on how she saved $13,000 (about £8,000) in just 7 months, if you need a little more help 🙂
It will change your perspective on everything
You will likely come back feeling like a completely different person and things will seem clearer. You will wonder why you spent years slaving away in a job you hated, or you may see that it’s ok to not conform to what society says you need to be/do. Heavy I know, but honestly, vacating your life for a decent amount of time will allow you to take a step back and really take stock.
Why the hell not?!
“I can’t afford it”, “It’s too dangerous”, “what about my boyfriend?”, “I’ve got kids”…whatever your excuse is for not taking a leap, nothing is insurmountable. It is affordable if you put your mind to it and save, it doesn’t have to be dangerous if you research and stay on the beaten track, take your boyfriend with you or ask him to wait…if he loves you he will understand, take your kids with you!! I have seen loads of bloggers recently that have done this! ok, I’m not an expert here but why not see if it’s possible?
Anyway you get the point, if you put your mind to something you will be surprised what you can achieve. It’s all about determination, persistence and passion. With those three things you can achieve anything!
This doesn’t only apply to going travelling but to anything major in your life, even that job/career you have always wanted. I have found that in my life I have managed to achieve most things I’ve set my mind to, and I know it’s one of these things that perhaps is easier said than done but STOP MAKING EXUSES AND JUST DO IT…as Nike says 😉
I hope this might have inspired some budding wanderlusters out there…if it has let me know…or perhaps tell me to shut up haha 😉