Judgment Week rolls on here at ThreadTripping. And today I call your attention to meadsy5 on Travellerspoint, who is seeking advice as to the following:
I have a dilemma. … At the end of 2013 I went to Thailand for 5 weeks and just traveled around Thailand. … Here’s the thing I want to go back at the end of 2015 for 4-6 months and travel as much of Asia as possible starting in Singapore working north. … I am a trained engineer so will be chucking away a decent paid job. … I’m 24 at the moment and will be 26 once I get back with no job no money and still living at home (I live at home now ).
Should I go traveling and worry about that later
Just stick with the job, move out and take “holidays”
In my admittedly completely judgmental opinion the answer is clear – meadsy5, it’s time to grow up. Keep the job, for God’s sake move out of your parents house – I’m sure at least one of them really wants you to and probably just doesn’t want to admit it to you – and plan on taking holidays unless/until you can afford to live on your own AND take off six months for travel.
Judge me all you want readers (please), but it’s at times like these that in addition to appreciating my non-religiousness I also appreciate not having children.
Despite what is clearly the correct advice here – namely mine – others don’t necessarily agree:
You’re only here once, do it right and enjoy it. ~Andyf
It’s only a job – you’ll find another. Hundreds of people of your age do it ever year. … The mere fact you have even found your way here to ask the question indicates to me that you want to do this, so do it. ~Steve79
…4-7 months travel is not an outrageous break to take. In some situations travel (and volunteering!) can be advantageous for your CV – adaptability, responsibility, time management, problem solving, teamwork, etc – so don’t discount what the experience will give to you. ~KellieBarnes
Spoken as only meadsy5’s parents wouldn’t.
What do you think? Should meadsy5 quit his job to travel Asia, then come back home to live with his parents and hunt for a new job? Or should he do the right thing – keep his job and find a place of his own to live?
Read the thread that inspired this judgmental rant in its entirety: To travel and pack everything in or not?