I quit my job to travel the world!


In late 2016, I made the decision to quit my job, sell everything I owned, and travel the world full-time. It was a decision that I had been contemplating for months, and it was one that didn’t come lightly. But after much soul-searching, I realized that it was something I had to do.

I had always been a bit of a wanderer. After growing up in a small town in upstate New York, I had spent a year living in Spain and four years living in New York City. I had also done a fair amount of travel, both for work and for pleasure. But despite all of that, I had never really been able to shake the feeling that there was something more out there for me.

So, in September of 2016, I took the plunge and quit my job. I sold all of my furniture and most of my belongings, and I packed my bags for what was supposed to be a six-month trip around the world.

Fast-forward 18 months, and I’m still on the road. I’ve been to over 30 countries on six continents, and I have no plans to stop anytime soon.

Traveling full-time has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. It’s not always easy, but it’s something that I’m passionate about, and I’m grateful for every day that I get to spend on the road.

If you’re thinking about quitting your job to travel, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. It’s not as scary as it seems: I’ll be honest, quitting my job and selling everything I owned was pretty scary. But once I took the leap, I realized that it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had built it up to be. Sure, it’s scary to leave your comfort zone, but it’s also incredibly exhilarating.

2. You don’t need as much stuff as you think: Before I left on my trip, I downsized my belongings significantly. And you know what? I didn’t miss any of it. It’s amazing how little you actually need to get by.

3. You can make money on the road: There are a lot of ways to make money while you’re traveling. Whether you freelance, teach English, or work in a hostel, there are plenty of options for digital nomads.

4. You’ll meet amazing people: One of the best things about travel is the people you meet along the way. I’ve made lifelong friends from all over the world, and I’ve learned so much from them.

5. It’s OK to be scared: Like I said, it’s normal to feel scared when you’re about to embark on a big adventure. But don’t let your fears hold you back. Just take a deep breath and go for it.

If you’re thinking about quitting your job to travel, I say go for it. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I’m so grateful that I took the leap.

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