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1. Posted by notarealme (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

Im off, well not just yet anyway, but i have a plan, and im sticking to it. Ill be off to Australia for a year on Oct 1st maybe sooner, as far as it is, im sure it will be here very soon.

Two people i work with are like "there is no point, you are going to come back anyway" what do they know. I mean i have a great job, its good money. And im sure if i stay here and spend all that money on say a Lexus IS200 with built in GPS it would be a waste. You only can get ONE WHV in your life, and i can always buy my car when i get back.

Ive worked out that me going would be better, as i can do things myself, living at home, everything is done for me, pay my rent and off i go nothing else to do. And i can say to my children (nothing planned just a thought) i went and lived in Australia for a year on my own, having to do everything myself.

So for all though who are thinking maybe i will, i say do it, the world will wait for you to come back, and its only a year. All them people you will meet, its well worth it. And a years break from work is what everyone dreams of, plus ive always wanted to see the set of Home and Away :)

This isnt really a question, its just some thoughts.

Anyone who has advice, i would be really greatful.

Thanks
Jay

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Go for it !!!

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

hey Jay-thats a really good way of looking at things-stick to it, i'm also going to Oz in October-hopefully! you say you only get one WHV but you also only get one life-i have money i could spend on moving out of my parents place but i want to go travelling while i can, theres time for things like that later on in life!

a lot of people have said to me oh you could afford this that and the other but i would rather spend the money on travelling and getting the most out of myself and learn about myself as i can while im young!

Whilst you have a good job, its something that you can work at getting again or walking into it again-anytime, i think about my position at work at the mo but then i just think-sod it, i dont live to work!

4. Posted by notarealme (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

Too true, i cant remember anyone saying "i wish i worked lot more" lol. Im going to keep it very hush hush at work as i dont want them to know till ive got my visa and booked my ticket.

Ive found this perfect way of saving, what you do is, say you see someting you like and think well i might get it....but wait..... its £30.00, thats 73.00AUD then i dont buy it, and then i think about all the fun i will have. Might seem silly but it works :)

Thank god for the strong British Pound.

5. Posted by indy106 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Juste wanted to say, i love you all so much, for thinking the exact same way i do !!

Work can wait, go for it

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Put it this way, you won't be dreaming about your exploits in your Lexus IS200 in 20 years time....

7. Posted by brittchic8 (Full Member 33 posts) 11y

This is exactly the reason me and my friend are going, so that we have something to tell our grandchildren in years to come (many years to come I hope)
When my parents were younger it wasnt really the done thing to go and work abroad which is why they're behind me 100% as they know I'll regret it if I dont do it. And yes you only get 1 WHV so I may as well play my joker card now before I get a career or kids.
I'm going on the 19th Jan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kinda getting nervous now though but I cant wait.
Follow your dream!
Nat

8. Posted by notarealme (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

One of the girls in my office asked who i was going with, she was surprised i wasnt going with anyone, of course i invited her, but she said " i dont think i could be away from my friends for that long". But yes i am travelling on my own, as i want to get away from everything, not in the sence of "run away" just do something for myself.

And yes, im sure the lexus will be here when i get back, i hear there is alot of them, lol.

9. Posted by notarealme (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

I know i said i didnt tell anyone, but shes as clueless as they come.

10. Posted by YerMan (Full Member 66 posts) 11y

Good call, enjoy yourself.

Just wish I had the opportunity.