The Day I Quit My Job To Travel!
This is a bit of a weird post, in that I actually sat down and started to write this back in August. But nevertheless, here we are 3 months later, and one hell of a life decision made. Some of you may know already, and some may not – but yesterday I handed in my notice at work so that come January the 15th, I will be jet setting off around the world on a one-way ticket for an unspecified amount of time! Yep. That’s right. I’ve quit my job to travel the world. It’s been a pretty emotional roller-coaster over the past few days, and I can’t remember the last time I was so nervous! I guess it’s the whole ‘no going back now’ feeling. Like the realisation of my plans have actually become a reality!
If you do know me (and I hope you do by now!) then you’d have probably guessed that my need/want/lust for travel has pretty much dominated every waking thought, ever since I took off on the plane to South Africa nearly 3 years ago! Nothing has abated this thirst for adventure, or the unknown and so that’s why I’m pretty much throwing caution to the wind, quitting my stable job, with my stable life, to head out into the wild! Alone.
Some of you are probably thinking I’m crazy. I am. But I’m not the first person to do this, and definitely won’t be the last.
This blog is basically going to be my memoirs, my way of communicating to those of you who care to listen back home, and hopefully a way to continue to travel for a number of years. But also to show you that travelling doesn’t have a be a scary thing, and hopefully in that way will inspire some of you who are sat reading this that you CAN do it, that there isn’t really the ‘best time’ until you actually decide to say YES.
So, my itinerary (although, it will most likely change!) so far is this:
January 2015 – February 2015: Thailand (North)
February 2015 – March 2015: Laos
March 2015 – April 2015: Cambodia
April 2015 – May 2015: Vietnam
May 2015 – June 2015: Thailand (South)
June 2015 – July 2015: Malaysia/Bali/Lombok
July 2015 – July 2016: Australia
This is just a general outline, I’d love to add NZ, plus countries like Japan and China on the list too – but I guess we’ll wait and see what happens!
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I’ll hopefully be detailing how I survive on a ‘backpackers’ budget, where to go, where not to go and general musings from where I am at that point in time! But for now, the countdown begins!
Amy is the founder of thewanderlustadventures.com. Currently residing in Reading, UK with a love of adventure travel, writing and photography - she pretty much writes about whatever the hell she wants!