The day I typed, “should I quit my job to travel the world” into Google, I knew that my decision was already made. I was working 10 hours a day, 6 days a week at a company I loved but a department I didn’t enjoy. I wasn’t aligned with their values, I didn’t have time for myself, and I felt like my full potential was being wasted. After many conversations weighing the pros and cons of sticking it out, Greg and I decided to leave California to travel the world.
This decision took a lot of thought and is one of the tougher choices I’ve made during my life. Walking away from what many would call a dream first job out of college has been terrifying and empowering at the same time.
At the end of the day, I chose to listen to a pull in my gut that was whispering, “just go” instead of the “cha-ching” sound of my stock options. So here we are, backpacks in tow heading home for a holiday that would not have happened if I decided to silence my wanderlust.
Greg and I will be driving to Wisconsin for Christmas and New Years. Then we’ll drive the East Coast USA before leaving for our first destination abroad in 2016; Madrid, Spain.
When I started telling people that I quit my job to travel the world, I expected that I would meet resistance. To my surprise, almost every single person was supportive.
Time will tell whether I made a wise decision or not, but for those wanting to travel, just go. If this is truly something you want, there are very few excuses for not making it happen.
Greg and I found a way to break our lease early, store four cars and all of our furniture, save for the trip, get a series of travel vaccines, and find people to care for two dogs – all within one month of deciding to travel. Whatever your passion is, just go and do it. Life is too short to not be enjoyed to the fullest.
This will be the most exciting and daring thing I’ve ever done, and I’m eager to share it with you. Follow our travels at gregandsara.net as well as check out our Youtube and Instagram accounts for frequent updates! If anyone wants to grab a cup of coffee during our travels, please don’t hesitate to send me a message!