How to spontaneously quit your normal life in order to travel the world
Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to suddenly stop everything, leave your currently life behind and see the world? It's pretty safe to say most of us have, but only few have actually done it.
After all, there are so many factors that come into play when it comes to giving up a "normal" life. How often will I see my family? Will I have enough money to last me? Will I be able to find a job afterwards? And often, most importantly, what comes next?! Yes, the truth of the matter is -- when you're on a traveling kick, without a single care in the world, you're most likely not thinking about what you'll do when the exploration is finished. But once it does end, every concern possible begins flooding it.
If you gave up your house, where will you live? If you gave up your job, where will you work? These questions, and many other's often haunt us when our travels have come to an end, and sometimes before they even begin. Some people, however, are not concerned with any of these common worries. They know they're ready to give up normality in order to see the world, and their focus is solely on that.
If you want to be like these adventurous, spontaneous people (and we all do) -- here's how you can do it and absolutely love life before, during and after your travels!
1) Start with a timeline
Everything has to start somewhere right? Create a timeline of when you'd ideally like to begin your travels and when you'd like to end (if an end date is in your horizon). It will make it easier to plan your savings accordingly and figure out where you'd like to travel to in that time frame, whether it be 5 years or 15 years.
2) Start saving
If you know you want to quit your job and head out into the world in 4 years, calculate how much you'll need when the time comes and START SAVING! This will be extremely important at the end of the day. Nothing would be worse than getting stuck in Thailand half way through your travels because you didn't have enough money for the plane ticket to France. Save, save, save.
3) Find out if there's a way you can work on and off remotely
It may not be your typical, everyday job, but you just quit your everyday job anyway, right? If you're good at taking pictures, find out if there's anyone throughout your travels who needs a photographer for events. If you're a good cook, look around for anyone that needs catering for a discounted price! It may sound weird, but tons of people who travel for a living do it every year. After all, a little extra money here and there never hurts, right?
4) Get up and GO!
What good is a plan if it's never put into action? Once you feel comfortable with your plan, you've said goodbye to your job and loved ones -- and the day has finally come, consider yourself free! Go, live and explore!
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