Originally Posted by jbosborn
Thanks for all the encouragement and advice! Please keep the posts coming if you have more to say. I will continue to follow this thread, start new ones, and read old ones. Thanks all!
I think your chances of going RTW have increased markedly simply by extending the time frame to several years (time to learn and a probably more enjoyable overall experiance means more likely to complete it) and
by an increased budget
(from working along the way, coupled with your own acquired knowledge to base your spending decisions on making things cheaper than now).
As you have already learnt, more than one way to skin a cat
Just gotta find a way that works for you - in your shoes my plan would not be overly fixed long term - the only certainty in life is change, so keep your options open as much as possible.
As a Westerner and a US qualified teacher with a degree (I presume?) in decent subjects should have no problem finding legal
work around the world, including in Asia
/ SEA - might not be a career path to long term financial riches (that translates back into the USA) but IMO the life skills you will acquire from simply wandering around the world / working foreign / sailing abroad will stand you in very good stead in whatever career / business you later get into........especially if you have an enquiring mind (aka being nosy
With decent proffessional qualifications in the bag IMO a couple of years or so in the career wilderness is neither here nor there. At 24 I was around 5 years into a banking career. Off the top of my head
I can neither remember the name of the firm I was at nor exactly what I was doing - although I am sure it felt important at the time. or someone told me it was
And no doubt I learnt "stuff" that was later useful workwise, but nothing that anyone with half a brain couldn't pick up in an afternoon
.........but of course I ain't now CEO of Goldman Sachs (nor was I CEO of Lehmans
) - if only I had clung to that greasy pole...................
Life is the
Voyage, a boat is just one means of transport - not the end in itself.