It’s been over a year since I left my job to go travelling but tomorrow I take my first big step back into reality. I haven’t gone back to my old job and I’ve embarked on a completely new career. Starting a new job is always nerve wracking but I feel even more scared because I do see this as a long term job which means no long term travelling in the near future.
Once you have experienced the joy of travelling, making the conscious decision not to go again is extremely hard. It is definitely not the case that I don’t want to go back to Australia or travel around another country but there are things I want to save up for at home now. You could argue that I should make the most of being young and travel as much as I can and that I have the rest of my life to buy a house and work. I do understand this point of view but I want to be around my friends and family more now I’m home and not go another year without seeing them.
There are still a number of countries that Stu and I want to visit so we will be saving up for some amazing holidays from now on. So here’s to experiencing the world of work and being a ‘grown up’!