Throughout the last several weeks Sara and I announced that we quit our jobs to travel the world. The types of responses we have received from family, friends, and even the occasional iHop waitress vary depending on who you ask, and almost every person we’ve run into has given us their thoughts on whether we made a wise decision or not.
1. The DO IT! Response
For the most part we have gotten great support from family and friends and we are so grateful! Every single person that fell in the “DO IT” category has voiced that they want to stay up to date with where we are and what we are doing. You guys are the best!
2. The You Quit Your Jobs?! Are You Insane?! Response
For some, the sheer idea of quitting your job without having another job lined up is irresponsible. These people don’t necessarily think that traveling the world is a bad decision, they just believe that it can only happen with a retirement plan, stock options, health insurance and enough savings to last 5 years. We’ll write more in other posts on why this is false. You don’t need to be rich to travel the world.
3. The Bombs and Wars, and Bad People, Oh My… Response
Yes, all scary and real things, but there is a chance of danger wherever you go, so why not see what’s out there? Does this mean we won’t take any precautions? Of course not, and if you plan on traveling you should take safety precautions as well. In almost every major city, there are places better left unexplored, but there are even more places that should be.
If you’re planning on traveling the world or taking any new path for that matter, it’s important to be prepared for others opinions because they will most likely be voiced. Everyone has an opinion, but at the end of the day listen to them all, consider the ones from people you care about, and don’t let negative feedback stop you from following your dreams.