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Decisions - and the difficulty in making them

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How did you decide to go travelling? Please help me, my head is in turmoil hehehe
12 years ago, June 8th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #15019  
Hi,

I need some advice from all those who have decided to travel and how you came to these decisions.

I left uni a year ago, have a good job in London with pretty good prospects and where I have been quite successful in the last year... however, my original plan after leaving uni was to learn Spanish in Ecuador for some weeks, teach English in Poland (i have polish routes) and then perhaps work or travel in some further countries.

my job is actually alright although not my idea career, they are a nice crowd of people, i have good friends and family, I still live at home so money is ok.

BUT the big BUT...... I feel like something is missing and that I can work in London anytime in my life, and that really i should follow my dream.

Its the whole head over heart..... but which should i follow? How did you all make your decisions. I feel like I want to much but should i just go for it......................................... Reply to this

12 years ago, June 11th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #15114  
You should go out there and follow your dreams............cause other you will always have a nagging doubt about what might have been or might have happened.....................london has been here for years and will still be here when you come back.........go for it😊


Thx Mike Reply to this

12 years ago, June 20th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #15444  
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all I can say is DO IT....

soon you will be like me... married with 3 kids to tie you down ( I love them and would never have it any other way... but it is restrictive)

so go and have that year or so... it could be a long time before you can again! Reply to this

12 years ago, June 25th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #15635  
take a look at www.iloho.com. that helps. Reply to this

12 years ago, June 25th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #15643  
Hi Krysia,
I have been in a similar enough situation. I left Uni 3 years ago and have since been working in London. My job is good, pay is fine, but it is not somewhere I want to be for the rest of my life. I made the decision that I either go travelling now or I wait until I retire. Well, I can't wait 40 years(!), so I am finishing my job in 5 weeks and going around South America for a year. I decided that I don't want to look back on my life in years to come and wonder "what if" so have taken the plunge. And I feel so happy for having made that choice!
Good luck, Ruth Reply to this

12 years ago, June 25th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #15662  
I just joined the site, and in my first post I was sort of saying the same thing. In the end me and my husband decided that just because where we were in life wasn't bad, and was even good, it wasn't necessarily where we wanted to be. Change isn't about remaining content, it is more about seeking happiness. I also have noticed a reoccurring theme in a lot of the posters, and you mentioned it as well. You shouldn't feel guilty for not achieving the most visible and steady form of success in your life. Just because your career is successful, and may even become more so, doesn't mean it is the type of success you are looking for. If you left behind your successful job and pleasant life and toured and traveled, and came back to something with less "good prospects" would you really feel that you had failed somehow? Or would you feel like the travel and touring was the type of success you were seeking? It is all rather scary, removing the safety blanket of conventionality, but I am hoping it turns out well for us, as well as you! Go with your gut, or heart in this case. Good Luck! Reply to this

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