QUOTE(kris @ Jun 26 2006, 09:35 PM)
damn.. this thread is very revelent to me,
yesterday i quit my job and for the next 4 or 6 weeks i hope to clear my flat, sell my car and buy my ticket out of here!
i have met a couple of people who think i'm crazy but the majority get all insightful and tell me that they'd love to do what i plan.
i'm also getting a bit scared now, not about travelling but more about the fact of not having a job and feel i've hit a 'point of no return'
I've only just read this, I must have missed it somewhere along the line. Congratulations mate, and go for it. Yes you kinda have hit the point of no return - and THIS is where things start to get REALLY exciting. Everyone's right. Your loved ones are just a phone call or an MSN away. You will meet like minded folk more or less immediately, and you WILL have the time of your life. But you have to open yourself up and be receptive to it all. Be a willing spirit and take it all in: the people, the environment and the culture. Sit back and let it all flood in.
likely to be alot of jealously floating around and in time you'll see this for what it is because you'll have 'done this' and will have a different way of thinking. You will be enlightened. You may even feel that you want to (for want of a better word) 'save them' and try and convince some of them to do what you're doing cos' you think they'll benefit in the same ways that you have. It's all perfectly natural, but their path is their path, and they're responsible for it.
But most of all you'll feel the wonderfully refreshing deep breath of freedom and you'll feel wholly empowered. You'll see your life as one of endless possibility, and you'll forge a great relationship with yourself too.
You may of course hate it after the first month, go home and press your face up against the jobcentre window - but you'll always know that you gave it a shot: you actually made the move, you cut the cord, and you followed your dreams. Thousands don't and never will. It takes a lot of strength and guts. Either way Kris, you've succeeded.
I wish you the best