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11. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

i guess all i can tell ya is dont be afraid to change just because what you got now is good. usually, what you end up with is better. and if its not, it gives you something to work towards ;).

the beautiful thing is, whatever descions you come to, its your decision to make
take care, John.

12. Posted by gagnon (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

John, I can kind of relate to you as well (I also have a hard time to commiting to a car). I'm also from the U.S. and 3 weeks is a pretty good amount of vacation and it is hard to give up a job that you enjoy.

However, you don't want to live life with regrets. I say do whatever's in your heart. Your job, or another similar job, will most likely be waiting for you when you return. You'll also come back a better person for what you do and accomplish during your year out of country. You're not necessarily being a "bum," but you're really bettering yourself in an atypical fashion. And if it's money that's holding you back, money is definetely not everything and you've got plenty of time to earn in throughout the rest of your working life.

13. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Hey thanks all,

I think I've decided what my problem really is; I'm extremely fickle and my mood changes almost daily. For whatever reason, the grass is always greener. . .

On the upside, life is incredibly good and I'm sure whichever path I take will ultimatley lead to happiness. For the here-and-now, my home ski resort has been hit with record snow levels (vastly contributing to my overall good mood lately), I do have my health and am now thinking I'll stick with the job and take a month over in SE Asia sometime in May. Yeah, I'd like to do the extended year away again, but I think I could use another year of saving and planning for that anyway.

I was watching that movie Riding Giants the other night about Laird Hamilton and big wave surfing. It got me to thinking, wait a minute, you were a ski bum long before a travel bum. You should shut your trap and be happy with what you have. The travels will come, but not until after the snow melts. . .

14. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 10y

you sound like your running.......
take a deep breath and think of life as an adverture. deep down you feel trapped because you can't commit to anything . this you have to overcome. firstly if you travel all of the time you will miss out on other things unless you are very lucky.
your body clock is ticking and your stealing the time you need for home life. you will regret if you miss out. you don't have to do as much for say 12/18 months at home. keeping a job and getting a home is a great achievment. concentrate on relationships and who knows you could travel as two and achieve a great deal.
good luck and let me know what happens in a year
m

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