If you’ve ever wanted to quit your job and travel around the world, you’re not alone. I’ve been talking with a lot of people about this recently and it seems like nearly everyone is curious about life on the road. Whether it’s the dream to see new places, the adventure of the unknown, or the urge to live with less, people find it fascinating.
But who actually does it? Who quits their job their job to travel the world? College dropouts? Twenty-somethings? Retirees?
I’m certainly not an expert, but I did it. One week ago I left my job. After 11 years of working at the best radio station in the county, I bought an RV, I quit my job, and I want to spend as much time as I can seeing the places I’ve never seen and doing the things I’ve been too busy to do.
How did I get here? I’m just a city girl who fell in love with an outdoorsy type of guy. From the first time we went camping together, I was hooked. We slept in the woods in the bed of his truck, we made coffee and oatmeal every morning over a propane burner, and spent the days swimming in the lakes of Michigan. At night, we would dry our towels by the fire and eat s’mores by the dozen. It was heaven.
We spent years dreaming and planning for how we could make travel a bigger part of our lives and then we just did it. We bought a 27 foot RV, I quit my job, and now I’m an unemployed 39 year old living out what some people might consider a mid-life crisis. I like to think it’s the best decision I’ve ever made but only time will tell.