Traveling 9 to 5 is a movement built from a hard-working couple, living in a corporate world, who decided to take a step out of the 9 to 5 for one year and take a chance on the unknown. The more planning that we did, the more we realized you can’t plan for this type of leap – there are too many unknown factors! There will never be a good time, you will never think you have enough money and your carreer path will never be 100% planned before you leave.
There are 2 ways to jump off a cliff:
- Stand at the edge, look down and tentatively step off
- Take a running leap into the abyss
We are choosing to sprint off the cliff and jump as high as we can with all our might.
Work can quickly get repetitive and your motivation can dry out. A career break out of the 9 to 5 is a chance to revive your interest in life, encourage you to get outside your comfort zone and challenge your normal schema of life. You aren’t doing your company any favors punching a clock every day without putting your heart into your work. Without passion, work can drain your energy and result in just going through the motions.
Living your passion is essential to managing your stress and pursing happiness. Whatever your passion may be get involved with it, if not full time at least outside of your 9 to 5 job. Start to engage in what you love.
You have one chance at life here on earth and wasting time unhappy or stressed is letting each day pass you by. You have a choice to manage your money, rearrange your schedule and put your time and focus into making a difference. There will always be excuses but it is stepping back and realizing that the more excuses you make, the bigger of a brick wall you are building separating yourself from a fulfilling lifestyle.
Would you consider changing your schedule from working 9 to 5 to traveling 9 to 5 for a year and join the passionate people volunteering, engaging and experiencing around the world? Why not?