When I told people I was going to go travel for a year in Central and South America by myself, the conversation often went like this:
– Them: “I would love to do something like that.”
– Me: “You should do it.”
– Them: “I can’t.”
I have news for everyone. You really can.
Don’t get me wrong; it’s not an easy thing to do, especially if you have “things” and “responsibilities”. But in the end, you can eliminate most of them or realize they don’t necessarily have to hold you back.
For most people, it takes a lot of preparation, both mentally and tactically, to quit your job and leave the country for an extended period of time. Luckily, there are many resources to help you do it. These are some of my favorite and most helpful books. You can purchase the books through my Amazon Affiliate links by clicking on the book image. If you prefer not to use affiliate links, you can of course search for the books yourself. Better yet, same some cash and go to the library.
The hardest step is convincing yourself you can do it.
Once you know you can do it and are ready to do it, then you make it happen.