A while back I had blogged about this dilemma I am facing and I received a lot of helpful advice from you all. Thank you for that! I believe I have reached this decision and it is to go travelling. Once I untethered from my ideas, the choice became fairly simple. I know that travelling is the one thing I need to do if nothing else than to get my long-suppressed desire to travel out of the way. I feel that I need to travel in order to move on. And so, travelling it should be.
I am as excited about this as I am afraid especially because I see myself doing this alone. Additionally, I have always led a fairly cushy life and roughing it out does not come naturally to me. At the same time, I know I need to be able to live in all sorts of conditions, if nothing else, then to be able to better appreciate what I have as opposed to constantly going after what I could have.
The other problem which I am facing is that I have pretty much reached the end of my savings and definitely don’t have enough money to go travelling. So, yes, I will need to earn some, pronto. I have given myself a window of 3 months to make enough money to be able to travel for sometime within India. I am not yet sure as to how to do it but I believe it can be done and well, it has to be done. So, any suggestions on this front would be very very welcome.
In addition to travelling for a while, I am also applying for a job to teach English in Japan for a period of 1 year. I get paid for it, get to practice my Japanese conversational skills (and hopefully perfect them) and have an opportunity to travel across Japan and culturally immerse myself in a culture I find myself fascinated by. Fingers crossed and hoping I bag the job!
Again, thank you for all the advice you all gave me. I am very excited and with every passing day, I find myself getting more and more excited. I am also recruiting people to join me on various legs on my journey, so anyone interested is most welcome to do so. I have already recruited someone to join me for the North-East India leg of the journey. Yay!
Now, I just hope life doesn’t catch up!