How to quit my job and travel the world?
August 17, 2016 2:25am CST
I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and pursued a challenging job with a multinational company for nearly four years. I travelled to so many countries, met so many people and grew as an individual; both in my professional and personal life. I managed to successfully complete my Master’s Degree in Human Resources, as Human Resources is my career line. I am now working for a local leading company. The job is enriching and challenging but I think life has become too routine. I have also completed a Diploma in Legal Studies and I am striving to complete the law degree by next year. I recognise I have a good fan following and reputation here, but the problem is that I feel lost. Yes, I feel I am not doing justice to who I am. I know I deserve better and more. I know. But I am failing to be where I want to be. I would like to quit this job and travel the world full-time for few years, but at the same time I have financial commitments and I need to live. I have set up a blog but I am not able to monetise it; or maybe I am not working hard enough to make it happen. I accept. I am trying to find some online jobs so that I can earn enough to one day quit my full-time job. I have six years’ experience in Human Resources with the right qualifications but I am not using it to my advantage. How to proceed? How to quit my job and earn enough online? How to go about quitting everything and travel the world like a free-spirit for five years? How? I am 28 and lost.
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17 Aug 16
I don't really have the response you may be looking for, but I think if you are passionate in something, you should put your focus, energy, and dedication on that. From what you've written, you have so many goals that you want to achieve. I think take it one step at a time. Focus on one first, then when you're successful in that, move to the other. Take note that when you're quitting your job, make sure you can support yourself for the next few months or even for the year without a regular pay. Stories of people who just quit their jobs and went on to travel the world can be inspiring, and going the same route is tempting as well. But remember, everything we do will incur costs on our end, so be ready to find a source to fund that. Take my advice with a grain of salt, though. I'm also still in the workplace and in the process finding that passion that will sustain me (and my family). Something that I will find enjoyable and rewarding in all aspects. And well, I'm going 37. Technically on the same boat, weighing all options life has given me.
17 Aug 16
I'm 27 and stuck! I'm employed but not a regular employee, I've waited for 5 years but I'm still stuck in here, still waiting and they told me it's not going to take long any more they say the long wait is over but until now I'm waiting.. I also thought of quitting the job and doing something else. Maybe it's not the "not working hard enough" because just like you I also thought that way before. For me, maybe we haven't found the easier way yet. I know there's an easy way to earn online but we haven't figured out yet. Don't quit your job or if you want to,you have to find something else but not online because it is like a business, it can be a success or a failure. You can take the risk but we need to get a real job to secure our future.
• Davao, Philippines
17 Aug 16
This is very tough you know. Same thing with me thinking whether I should accept the work my mom is offering me. But if you are happy with your job as the moment, then continue working and by that time you already saved something. But if not. Choose the latter.
• Pasig, Philippines
17 Aug 16
Hmm.. I guess if you want to travel you need to have a budget for that and for you to have money you need to have a job. You can save up some money and separate the money for travel. I guess quitting your job is not a good idea. Online is not really enough for it. You just need to be more positive when it comes to work and do a long term goal for traveling. You can do like a part time job online or sell some of the stuffs you have that you is not needed. :)