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Nearly 26 and thinking of travelling


I’m having a bit of a quarter-life crisis and thought I would put my thoughts out there in the hope someone can help me see things in a different light!

I’m nearly 26 and graduated from uni 4 years ago. I’ve had a few different jobs and been doing well in them. I moved out with my girlfriend of 3 years back to my uni town as I wanted to feel young while I still could (after uni I moved back home where its extremely rural and quiet). After just a few months of us living together, we have broken up.

I now feel like I’m at a crossroads. I feel like I need to kick on with my career (I work in finance and have decided to study one of the big professional qualifications). I know this will take years and be worth it, but with the other part of my life not working out I am thinking of doing some short-term travelling at the end of the year before I knuckle down with work and study.

Would this be a good idea? I have the savings to do it but don’t want to feel like I’m wasting my time. I almost feel like everything I knew has now changed, and whereas I have never thought about travelling myself before, now I am just to get away and have time to see things and think my life through.

Is this a good idea? I won’t have anyone to go with which seems really daunting but I do want to push myself out of my comfort zone and do something I can look back at and be proud of. Are there any recommendations if I should go? I’m looking at maybe just a couple months or so.

Many thanks in advance,


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