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1. Posted by helsbells1 (Budding Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

OK, so my parents have suggested that I join the Navy as they know I will be a traveller for the rest of my life. They say it is a good way to see the world and get paid for it, I understand I will not have the experiances I would if I do it on my own, but I am getting worried that I heading towards my mid 20's and keep coming back from travelling to no career, I just take the first thing offered (usually reception or admin). I work till I pay off the debts and can afford to go away again.
Do you think it is a good idea or do you have any other suggestions on how I can incorporate travelling with a career?

2. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

What about writing????Great way to either do freelance or work for a travel may need a bit of experience but its a great way to see the world!!!!
Other option....Air stewardess maybe????you could make a good career out of that!
Or how about have a chat with Cruisegirl on here and maybe look into working on a cruise ship so you would constantly be on the move!!!
Or how about Nursing???I guess you need to be a pretty strong person and really into it, but its a rewarding job and you can see the world!!!My cousin recently qualified as a nurse and is now working in the Congo?!?!?Another friend got a great nursing opportunity to nurse in Australia which she snapped up immediatley, shes loving it, has great benefits and is earning really good money?!?!
Or how about teaching?????With a PGCE you could start branching out pretty much anywhere in the world?!?!?!
The Fashion industry is always great for travel opportunities, from getting shipped to South America to rummage for textiles to being sent to India to learn weaving techniques from the locals!!Hmmm I guess Im biased!!!!
Just throwing a selection of options off the top of my head here at you?!?!hope it helps!!!!

3. Posted by helsbells1 (Budding Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I never even thought of the cruse ships, I will look into that. Also nursing, I have always been interested in nursing but a little scared, I suppose if I throw myself into it then there will be no turning back.
Thanks for all the suggestions, and keep them coming if you have any more.

4. Posted by cruisegirl (Respected Member 244 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am more than willing to answer any questions you may have regarding cruise ship work!!

Question, do you have any experience working in a spa or hairdressing? There is a company, Steiner of London, and they hire all the girls (and some guys) for the spas onboard many lines.

let me know if you have any questions!!

5. Posted by helsbells1 (Budding Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thats the thing, I only have work experiance in an office, I can do accounts, Administration, reception and anything else related to an office.
Not sure that is going to get me very far on a cruise ship, although I have worked in a lot of bars and restraunts in a couple of different countries.
My brother used to manage a restraunt on a cruise ship and he could only do it for a short while as he couldn't take living and working with the same people constantly!!! Is it as hard as he says or is he just a wimp?

6. Posted by SeeTheSky (Full Member 558 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

all i can tell you, is dont be afraid of doing what feels right. if it feels right to you to travel, make money, then travel again, then whats wrong with that? everyone's heart beats a different rhythm, if it works for you thats fine. Something will come to you if you're open to it. If you wanna find a career, just be honest with yourself and find something you can love. just dont let fear make you do anything too fast. only you know whats right for you, not your parents or anything, you know?
right now im making money to go travel again, then live in NY for awhile, and im writing amidst this, hoping to become a writer one way or the other. but im open to whatever will come my way, i got faith in me, i have trust in the uncertianty of future. One way or the other, Take care.
"I do not think of the future, for it comes soon enough" -Albert Einstein

7. Posted by helsbells1 (Budding Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thank you, it's great to hear the opinions of others, my friends at home think I am crazy for wanting to travel so they have all said it is a good idea to get a career while I am still young enough, but I am just not too sure if I am ready yet.I think I am going to leave it a few months before I make any big decisions.
Thanks again!