Willingly resigning from a job that you love to go on a trip around the world for a year doesn’t sound that bad, but when it actually comes down to it, its not so easy, and definitely not fun.
Informing our employers about our pending trip was something we knew we would have to do eventually, but time flies, and November was here before we knew it. Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone and take a risk in order to reach for a goal. Traveling is ours, so we said adios stability! Shit just got real.
Both of our companies were surprised but supportive. We will be sad to leave, and we think the feeling is mutual. A lot of people at work have asked about our travels (we hope you’re following the blog!) and have made some great suggestions too. It’s nice to leave a company on good terms, knowing it’s a place where you would happily return to work.
After the dreaded resignation talks were had…dun dun dun…bubbles!
Resigning was a bit of a relief, to be able share our excitement with everyone, but also a reality check, to realize how much more planning and preparation we need to accomplish before we leave. Did we mention that Mike had shoulder surgery 2 months ago?
We did check another big item off of our to do list recently, selling Mike’s car. Craigslist once again proved its greatness; car sold to the first person who made contact. Score. $$ in the bank.
The next few weeks will include a roller coaster of emotions, finalizing details, hiring our replacements, packing and moving, and yes, more immunizations. Mark your calendar for December 16th going away party at our place.
And likely more bubbles.