On Tuesday I quit my job.
Which is a very dramatic way of saying that I handed in my notice of resignation with 7 weeks to go before my last day.
I do not hate my job. In fact, I love it. My job involves (among many other things) putting content online, taking photos and looking after social media accounts. ALL of which I choose to do in my spare time. In fact, one time my editor emailed me my own blog post saying it would make a good story for our website. It was this one. And this was the story I did. Now obviously the work version required a lot more effort and I’m not saying my job is as easy as writing a hobby blog but, yeah. Now I have no idea what I’m saying. Except that I didn’t resign because the job is no good.
I quit my job because my boyfriend Andrew and I are going travelling. Forever. Kind of.
On May 15 we will fly one way to Los Angeles where we will collect a car and go everywhere. Then we will fly to South America and repeat (only not with a car). Then the UK and repeat. Then when the money situation is somewhere between comfortable and uncomfortably low we will get jobs. Somewhere.
As you can see I’m not big on details (yet). We have a lot of planning to do, most of which rests on the visa situation. So until we know how long we can spend where, it’s a bit hard to plan. Thankfully, a lot of the money has already been saved. But we are still squirreling away all we can.
I’m experiencing a roller coaster of emotions. Obviously I’m mostly excited, but also sad to leave behind Kalgoorlie and the friends I’ve made there and anxious about jumping into joblessness and the unknown. But I know it’s the right move.
Looking forward to blogging from many different locations in the near future.
That’s the best decision ever! You’ll be scared as hell to start with, but it will be so amazing. I am insanely jealous right now and can’t wait to follow along 🙂
Thanks Megan, hopefully my travel posts will be half as good as your Parisian ones! Got my US visa approved this morning so a bit more excited now 🙂
Fantastic decision Rebecca, those adventures will give you a lifetime of memories to share. Living is a risk, congratulations on being so brave. Love Jill
Thanks so much Gran Jill xx
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Haha thanks Adelle so am I!!
Good on you! I’ve wanted to do this, but I also like my job (travel agent) and I like planning holidays. You’re going to have so much fun and go on so many adventures! Good luck!
I hope so! Sounds like you get to experience holidays without even leaving work, bonus!
oh my goodness, what an exciting adventure!
You will have to give me some Texan tips!
Yes, you will have to let me know when you are going to be there!
Congratulations Bec! Im so happy for you… Adventure is out there! X
Thank you so much Paula! I’ll miss you x
OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! This is the most exciting news!! You’re gonna be living one of my biggest dreams, I’m so happy for you guys, and I absolutely cannot wait to see where this adventure takes you! xoxo
Thanks so much for your lovely comment Jess! I’m very excited and looking forward to checking out many of the places (especially the eateries) you’ve had on your blog xx
Ohhhh! I can’t wait to see and hear about adventures in the USA! Make me feel all nostalgic! Walmart is THE place to go for cheap food and necessities (if you’re in need to save on the money). Luckily food is cheap, definitely compared to AUS prices. I’m not aware of hostels, but my boy didn’t have any problem finding cheap ones during his 2 month road trip around the US.
I’ve heard of some people doing http://www.couchsurfing.com/ but don’t know how I feel about this personally. (Growing up in the States with paranoid parents doesn’t do well for me and my uber paranoid self.)
Congratulations! I look forward to reading about ALL of your travels! (If you head to central FL, I’m there for any tips!)
Thanks Steph! I loved Walmart last time, I think we will definitely be getting a lot of our camping gear from there. My sister and other people I know have done Couch Surfing and I’m very keen, you have reminded me to create a profile, so thanks! Will definitely be hitting you up for some recommendations 🙂
That is such exciting news!! Can’t wait to be inspired by your journey x
Thanks Shireen, I won’t let you down! x
omg!! This is fantastic news bec! You and your boyfriend will have so much time travelling. Be a wonderful inspiring journey! Can’t wait to read more of your blog posts around the world.
Love Mei xoxo
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Wow, big, brave, exciting news! Congratulations. Let me know if you need/want recommendations in AZ! Happy to help your adventure!
Did I meet you October, Ft. Lauderdale in Atlantic shallows and sunshine- u with go cam?
Yes, that was us!