One of the most quizzical thoughts that has ever crossed my mind. The tug-of-war with security and freedom aggressively dance in my mind. As an adult with bills and major responsibilities, just the thought seems crazy. I’ve read numerous articles and watched countless videos of the fearless, solo traveler who up and quit heading straight to the airport. Inspired, I begin to concoct a plan, only to scare myself back into 9-5 conformity. Here are a few of the things I’m considering and the solutions to the madness.
The Risk – No risk, no reward is a statement we often hear. But as an organized planner the step out on faith risk seems too risky. What if I don’t enjoy it? What if I get homesick? What about my apartment, car, clothes? All of the daunting questions that are only laced with fear. On more than one occasion I’ve let others convince me out of my plan, all with a prerequisite of risk. However, I unrelentingly come back to the same notion of travel. Sometimes the risk is worth the happiness. You’ll never know if you don’t try.
Money – This is the number one aspect that I struggle with. What if I run out of money? What will I do? Will I be homeless in another country? The amount of time I have wrecked my brain with these thoughts is slightly amusing. The answer though is quite simple. Have a plan and stick to it. There are a million ways to make money online and even more ways to invest and increase revenue. Educating yourself is key. If your plan fails, you have to have the drive and hustle to keep going. Knowing this, money won’t ever be an issue.
Regret – This is the most sought after thought. If you do not commit to a goal you possess, it will forever eat away at you. Time waits for no one, so the longer you wait to chase your dreams, the more it is wasted. Put your fears to the wayside and jump at the open opportunity you have NOW!
Written By: JournalisticChic