It happens to the best of us, the dreaded ‘getting-stuck-in-a-rut-itis’. Symptoms: longing for something more interesting, being trapped in a dead end job that you hate; imagining the day you can tell your boss where to go; and crucially, being powerless to do anything about it. But you’re not powerless anymore. Often, when you’re stuck in a rut, you just need a little nudge in the right direction. So, here’s why you should quit your job to travel the world.
1) Your Job’s Not That Great Anyway
Let’s face it unless you’re a rock star or a professional footballer, your job isn’t that fantastic. Yes it pays the bills, and yes, you probably enjoy the banter and flirting. But let’s be honest the job itself is pretty dull right?
If you’re looking for something a little more meaningful than sneaking on Facebook when your boss isn’t looking and counting down the hours until 5pm, travelling the world might be the answer you’re looking for.
2) When Else Will You Have This Little Responsibility?
The chances are that you don’t have any of the following yet: kids, a mortgage, very old parents. But in a few years you will probably have all of these. It feels like a massive wrench to leave everything behind now, you probably don’t have as many responsibilities as you will do in later years, so make sure you make that leap to travel before it’s too late.
3) Travel Will Actually Help Your Career
While swanning around and lazing on beaches won’t increase your employability, going abroad to work definitely will. While it sounds difficult, there are actually loads of opportunities to work overseas, even more if you decide to teach English abroad. Previous teaching experience is not needed or even the ability to speak another language and you’ll be getting real, on-the-job experience of working in another country and culture. You’ll have loads of opportunities to boost your leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and if that doesn’t impressive prospective employers, then what will? Oh, and you’ll still have time to hit those beaches too.
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4) You Won’t Be Losing a Job, You’ll Be Gaining Experience
Don’t focus on the job you’ll be leaving behind (you know, the soul-sucking place you spend 8 hours of your day). Instead focus on the new, exciting opportunities you’ll have and all that amazing experience you’ll be able to put on your CV, especially if you decide to teach English as a foreign language on your travels.
5) You’ll Always Regret the Things You DIDN’T Do
Imagine sitting in your armchair as an old man/lady and looking back across your life. All the things you did do, and all the things you just didn’t get round to. While you might regret that drunken fumble at so-and-so’s 18th birthday party, or all the time you wasted playing computer games, but you’ll probably regret the things you didn’t do the most, all the opportunities that you passed up. We reckon travelling and experiencing life in another culture definitely shouldn’t be one of them. As H Jackson Brown, Jr said: “Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.”
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