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31. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Neily03

This year!

Great resolution!!! Go for it - and enjoy!

32. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Quoting Neily03

This year!

Great resolution!!! Go for it - and enjoy!

I'm definatly going, just gotta concentrate on saving now, i'm putting £165GB a week into my savings account.

33. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Are you putting £165 or 165GigaByte into your account?

34. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Are you putting £165 or 165GigaByte into your account?

GB = Great Britain.... this ain't a computer forum! ;)

35. Posted by XplorRgirl (Inactive 44 posts) 9y

Hey Neil, it was great reading your thread; I'm doing the same thing, and it's cool to know I'm not the only one. I'm going to be travelling SE Asia alone, as a first time out there by myself. But you know, I just had a major break up too and like you, kinda felt like there wasn't a whole lot to hang around here for right now, just seems like good "do-what-you've-always-wanted-to-do time", no? I mean, we're never going to be younger or less attached than we are now, right? Just don't give it all up by falling in love again in the meantime! Wait till you're out there to do that!
Thanks for the neat thread!
Cheers and good luck,
Explorer Girl

36. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 9y

Quoting XploRgirl

Hey Neil, it was great reading your thread; I'm doing the same thing, and it's cool to know I'm not the only one. I'm going to be travelling SE Asia alone, as a first time out there by myself. But you know, I just had a major break up too and like you, kinda felt like there wasn't a whole lot to hang around here for right now, just seems like good "do-what-you've-always-wanted-to-do time", no? I mean, we're never going to be younger or less attached than we are now, right? Just don't give it all up by falling in love again in the meantime! Wait till you're out there to do that!
Thanks for the neat thread!
Cheers and good luck,
Explorer Girl

Hi Danielle, seems we are on exactly the same wave length. It does defintaly feel "do-what-you've-always-wanted-to-do time", after all i've got nothing to lose. I'm not planning on falling in love any time in the near future, i doubt i could for a while which is probably for the best.
Good luck to you too!
Neil.

37. Posted by XplorRgirl (Inactive 44 posts) 9y

Thanks for the good wishes, I have a feeling we'll both find it's the best thing we could have possibly done for ourselves.
I'm hoping to make New Zealand for a bit during my year-long adventure. If you don't mind, maybe I'll keep in touch and we can possibly share some of freshly-acquired stories. Or of course if you decide to do a jaunt to somewhere that I'm planning to go, feel free to let me know and perhaps we could back eachother up while we're there. I always like to meet like-minded people, I'm hoping there's more of them among the young-and-travelling set than there seem to be in my hometown.

Cheers,
Danielle

38. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

from reading many threads there seems to be more people that travel on there own than with friends, but then i expect someone to bash me in the next thread.

you might be giving up a job for life and a good opportunity...but i was once in your situation when i was 18 making lots of money in computers, then at 22 i left because the job became uninspiring and non-challenging...people thought i would regret because i had it so good. i left the girlfriend, left ireland, and went to london. got a job in canary wharf and made some nice money and learned so much!

everywhere i go the work for me gets better and better! and when i look back 7 years ago i ask myself, am i glad i gave it all up? HELL YES!!!

and if its a daddys job and you work for your daddy then you can always return! providing you did a good job!

IT industry in australia is good so i hear! and i have been in contact with some recruiters...i already have interviews lined up!
and i dont arrive into australia until may!!!

i would only say, make sure you got the skills and experience if you want to continue working in your industry.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 3, 2007, at 11:28 AM by oslaue ]

39. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

you might be giving up a job for life and a good opportunity...but i was once in your situation when i was 18 making lots of money in computers, then at 22 i left because the job became uninspiring and non-challenging...people thought i would regret because i had it so good. i left the girlfriend, left ireland, and went to london. got a job in canary wharf and made some nice money and learned so much!

everywhere i go the work for me gets better and better! and when i look back 7 years ago i ask myself, am i glad i gave it all up? HELL YES!!!

Thats the sort of thing i like to hear!!

40. Posted by cde3879 (Full Member 142 posts) 9y

This is what went straight through my mind when I read your post:

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You only live once and as everyone else here has said, if you don't do it you'll always wonder what it would have been like. And in the wise words of Orbital, it's better to regret something you have done than something you haven't done.

Do it - a change never hurt anyone, and you'll have an absolute blast of a time!

Chris