I was just talking about this wish the other day. When I look back over my years so far, this is the one thing that really stands out that I wish I had done. I wish that after my first company went kaput that I had taken time off to travel. I really thought about it, I did. Taking six months to a year to go hither and yon before trying to find a new job. I even went so far as to price out one of the “around the world” airline tickets. But security won out in the end. This had been my first job and I worried that I would have trouble finding another job. And I was worried how a gap would look on my resume. So I looked for a new job and when the right opportunity came, I left my first job and went directly to my second job. It’s probably my biggest what if thought. What if I had taken that time to explore the world? I still think about it and my dream is to someday take a leave of absence and buy that around the world ticket. One of these days….
From In the Violet Hour’s 30 Days of Truth.