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    shorttermnomad

    Thanks for all your responses.
    I have news…I booked!

    It was getting to the point where I felt that I just need to make a decision so I went ahead and booked a return ticket for just over 2 months. I leave a week on Tuesday so not that long to go.

    Part of me is freaking out because I feel I need to do something productive, a voluntary role perhaps but for a short time it might not be worth it. For those people who don’t, I don’t get how some people manage to go backpacking for 7-8 months or longer with no real plan or purpose other than travel. It seems so long to spend without a set routine at least for some of the time.

    However, I am still feeling that guilt / uneasy feeling of “why am I taking a trip like this when I’m unemployed?”

    When I look back on my 33 years already I can genuinely say that my most memorable moments in life have been the travel experiences I’ve had…because I guess, sadly in a way, it’s all I have. You see if I asked others they might say when they got married, the day their children were born, owning their first home, getting that dream job/promotion. I’ve never had any of these things and that’s not my choice because I DO want those things, of course, but alot of the time those same things are not always in your control. As much as I would like to settle down with a partner that I love (and travel with / have a family with), secure a decent job, home etc. it hasn’t happened for me. So what’s there left for me to do? I guess do the one thing that I have always been passionate about – something I can control.

    Sure, maybe early 30s is not too old to make a change and start over (in terms of work/career)and I do want to settle down and create a future for myself. I have tried, I haven’t sat around waiting for things to happen but there are some things in life which we cannot control.

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    Thefunamentals
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    Thefunamentals

    Once you settle down, you may not always have time to travel, but think about what your priorities are.

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    FannyBrice

    Congratulations!!!!! Have a great time. Don’t beat yourself up about not being settled down – each thing in its own time. And hey, maybe you’ll fall in love with someone while you’re away….

    Bon voyage!

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    Maria

    You’re 30… you’ve been working for a long time… life isn’t about work, it’s about following your heart. Believe it or not I’ve known people to go on travels and come back finding a better job and everything, because you must FREE YOUR MIND, from all worries, from all headaches, from all your responsibilities and come to terms with who you really are! How can you be worried if you constantly get contracts?

    Cheers,

    MZ

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    Bon

    Travel. That’s what I’d do.
    You have your lifetime of work waiting for you. An opportunity to travel is rare. Take it. You will not regret it. I don’t know anyone regretting travelling and seeing the world.

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    Gabriel Diniz

    Dear friend, analyzing your case and much more vague certain information, for example, your education (High School, Technical or Superior), I must inform you that it is for a job and very analyzed its training being, as Companies are increasingly critical when hiring. Regardless of whether you move from London it will be commonplace to hire this type of job, start with less demanding jobs in order to enrich your resume to help you with a more enjoyable schedule and more rights. But this is not what you are not to keep trying, look for something like what you are looking for. Look for a job in South America, as your heart and mind command. South America is a place full of opportunities, prepare for job interviewees and take a job elsewhere.

    Gabriel Diniz-3th B

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    Kate
    Keymaster

    What’s up with all these responses from Brazil – are you guys using this site to practice your English?

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    Gwyneth6

    A lot of my treasured / vivid memories are abroad too. Maybe you can consider a career with travel (something in an embassy?)

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    Arthur Henriques Silva – 3°A

    Dear shorttermnomad,
    I saw your difficultly position at the moment, you aren’t so younger and need a definitive job and stability, but you should have fun too. I think you may do this travel. A part on the world can make you happier, you will know new places and distract yourself from preoccupations. If you stay in London and get your work, in some months, you won’t have this opportunity to have a part at America. When you come home, be relax and search for the new job. If you don’t find, do courses of specialization and with persistance you’ll get your definitely job.
    Good Lucky, Arthur.

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    TheHizzy

    @kate it seems so. Wonder how they came across to this site. And I wonder what other sites they use.

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    Kate
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    I think it might be a school project. There were a bunch from Vietnam a while back. As long as they’re legitimately trying to answer questions, and not making up fake situations, I guess fine.

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