Many travel bloggers have quit their job and focus on travelling and blogging their experience. As a new travel blogger, I have been reading other bloggers post about how it is so wonderful to quit their job and to travel the world and to be paid to write about it. I have been at this cross junction, and I realised that there are 5 things that I would miss if I quit my full-time job.
#1 Stable Salary
Money is one of the most important factors for travelling, without money you can’t do the bungee jump in Macau tower or the skydiving in Australia. Many travel bloggers have written how they quit their job and be a full-time traveller. It takes a lot of courage to leave your stable job, fire your boss and to move into a realm of unknown.
#2 Medical and Dental Care
With paid medical and dental care, it allows you to go religiously every biannual for a dental checkup. That cough or flu that you had would allow you to see a doctor, but when you quit your job the security is taken away and you would be on your own.
Being a traveller is definitely a fun experience, but I would totally miss the bunch of colleagues that I have. We had been through thick and thin for more than 2 years, and strong friendships have been fostered.
#4 Normal working hours
Being in a full-time job, you have a pretty structured schedule and proper working hours. Quitting full-time job, to be a full-time traveller means that you have staggering and weird working hours, blogging and writing at different time zones. Jetlag and insomnia would be the norm.
I am currently working as a business consultant and there are plans to train us and to make us more proficient in a certain capability. The opportunities cost of quitting my job to be a full-time traveller, bears a huge risk and sacrifice.
Are you a full-time traveller or a part-time traveller? Do you have anything that you would miss if you quit your job?