Commitment?

We’re considering quitting our jobs and wandering the world. We’ve committed to going… at least until tomorrow.

We’re considering quitting our jobs and wandering the world. Nearly every minute of every day has been an emotional roller coaster.

On Wednesday, we decided we were going. I started mentally cataloging everything in the house to sell, Josh cancelled all of his upcoming meetings, and we purchased memberships to various websites that would help us along our way.

Yesterday, we decided we were being idiots. There is no way we could just up and leave. I threw away my notebook, bought a new work shirt, and the day went on as normal.

Today, we’re going. We made preparation plans over lunch, talked more about our fears and the potential struggles, got excited, got nervous, but left the meal feeling confident of our decision.

Until tomorrow, I’m sure.

What Now?

I know quitting a job isn’t a big deal, but it adds a little bit of anxiety when considering the options we’ve laid out for ourselves…. I say, “fuck it.”

“I nearly quit today, but I was worried you would be upset with me, so I didn’t.” – Josh

It has been nearly a month since this one sentence has taken control of our entire existences. Every conversation and every lingering look has been filled with the daunting question of “what now?” I know quitting a job isn’t a big deal, but it adds a little bit of anxiety when considering the options we’ve laid out for ourselves.


Option Adulting

Just deal with it like a real adult. Everyone hates their jobs. That’s how life works.

Risk Level – Low

Pros – We keep our cushy lifestyle and nothing really has to change.

Cons – Nothing really changes and we still hate our jobs.

Option Take the Reigns

Find a new job, then quit the old one. Maybe it’s time to hate a new job with different scenery (see option adulting).

Risk Level – Medium

Pros – We keep our cushy lifestyle and hate our jobs slightly less.

Cons – We still hate our jobs, but in a new way.

Option Fuck It

Throwing all caution to the wind in search of living our dreams as world-traveling nomads. Who needs money when we have… life without money? Yeah. That’s a solid argument.

Risk Level – High

Pros – We have the time and freedom to do whatever the hell we want.

Cons – There are mass amounts of unknowns and a huge lack of stability.


So there we have it. We have marketable skills, we’re child-less, pet-less, and debt free. I say, “fuck it.”