Leaving the Comfort Zone

“We should just quit our jobs and go travel….”

When I casually said this to my husband Anthony, he almost fell out of his chair.  Little did we both know that this one statement would change the course of our lives over the next year.  With a little bit of penny pinching, we realized we just might be able to pull this off!

I am the last person on Earth you would ever expect to quit their job and leave the comforts of home behind.  Everything I have done over the last 10 years has been focused towards getting “the job”.  I was that kid in college that spent their Friday nights at the library, so they could graduate with two majors in four years.  The hard work paid off and I started my first job working for corporate America a week after I graduated.  I am living the American dream, yet something is still missing.

Now, four and half years later, I’m sitting at home and my last day at work is two days away. By Sunday evening, we’ll be on a flight to Japan.  I don’t have a job waiting for me when we get back next fall, but I feel oddly calm about the uncertainty of the future.  We have spent the last few months making this crazy dream become a reality.  It has been a long, exciting, and sometimes even frustrating road to get here.

quitting our jobs to travel

We have a rough plan for the next six months, but by no means is anything set in stone.  The trip starts off next week with a little over a month in Japan!  We’ll be living out of a miniature campervan and seeing as much of the country as we can.  Sushi will be eaten, powder turns will be made, and I am sure we will have the adventure of a lifetime!

I am so grateful for all of friends and family that have helped us along the way.  We are so blessed to have each and every one of you in our lives!  Not to worry, Buster will be at home resting for his leg of the adventure, which starts in June!


9 thoughts on “Leaving the Comfort Zone”

  1. This is really great. The uncertainties of the future will plague you. But, letting go and accepting what happens is an ethereal happiness that we’ve lost with our obsession of order and material growth.

    You’ve got one life, ya know? You need to make it count.

  2. Wow! I am so happy and excited for the two of you!!! I expect to see lots of pictures and a new blog periodically so I can live vicariously through you. Safe travels!

    1. Thanks Michele!! There will definitely be a lot more photos and blog posts!! We will have to catch up when we get back in the fall!

  3. Stoked for both of you! Have an awesome time just taking in whatever comes tour way. My cousin Sam (works at OpenSnow.com) will also be in Japan, skiing the pow on the North. Sounds like you guys may overlap. Hit him up on FB if you want to connect!

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