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1. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 11y

Hello all, I'm 26 a failed graphic designer working in a middle of the road advertising agency, have a mortgage with my partner for three years, however somethings missing . . . . . . .

I somehow know that if I dont, break up with my partner and wish her all the luck in the world, sell my share of the house quit my job and hit the road I am gonna regret it for the rest of my life.

Any suggestions for an inexperienced traveller desperate to find something else. I love exploring and meeting interesting, friendly people. Does any1 think that selling up and going for a year is too risky?

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Wow - that's a lot of questioning you're doing. I don't think any one of us could answer for you - since what one person sees as a risk, another will see as an adventure. If you're questioning things, though, it's probably because you're not happy with the status quo.

There was a thread here some time ago about whether travelling meant running away from your problems or simply taking some time out to explore the world and clear your mind. I think the "right" answer has to do with your own perspective on life.

Good luck!

3. Posted by Adrock (Budding Member 55 posts) 11y

I say go for it. Traveling is the adventure of a life time and you won't regret it. You got to live life, don't regret the things you have done only the things you haven't. Go out and explore the world it gives you a whole new way of looking at your own life.

4. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

Hi
Its great that you have shared your thoughts with all of us. travelling definitely helps to uplift the morale. you will meet variuos kinds of people and that is quite different from your perspective of life. That will broaden your mind and the way you see the world around you. After some time of travelling you will become more tough and wise to tackle the problems of your life in a better way. It may also help you as a graphic designer as you will come across different colourfull shades of the life.
So just listen to your inner instinct and move on.
One more advice , if you can just motivate your partner to join you, that will be great.
All this I am telling from my personal experience... I am a child psychologist and a counsellor.
all the best
hope to listen from you very soon ...

5. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 11y

Thanks for your posts, I'm definatley going now, have a lot of saving, researching and planning to do, gonna be a bumby ride to the end of the tunnel, but I'll get there, I will . . . . .