Last Friday was our last day at work
I was looking forward to writing an inspirational post about leaving our job to pursue our dream to travel around the world.
Then I tought, “Eh…”
I’m not feeling it. Not today.
Today, as opposed to feeling free and light hearted, we just feel… overwhelmed.
Why We’re Feeling Overwhelmed
1. We still have an apartment-full of stuff to get rid of.
We’ve been slowly putting things for sale, but we seem to have underestimated how much stuff we have. We’re having a garage sale in a couple of weeks, but until then, this is what our apartment looks like:
2. We have pre-travel travel plans
As we’ve mentioned before, between now and then we’re going to Vegas as part of a family tradition. We’re also trying to squeeze in a week of climbing in Yosemite.
But trying to check off our growing pre-RTW checklist of things to-do among these travel plans means busy, busy, busy.
Rush, rush, rush.
3. Hello student life (and budget)! Thought we’d left you behind forever.
We have 1 month until our departure date. Until then…
Whatever we were doing before in order to save money for our trip, we have to do even more since there’s no more money coming in now.
I mean this is it. We’re so used to seeing the number in our bank getting larger and larger. To see our hard-earned savings decrease from now on will take some major adjustments.
4. Err, we don’t have to go to work tomorrow. That just feels weird..
But not everything is doom and gloom.
I like having garage sales and I’m really looking forward to it.
And Vegas? We’re not gamblers, but the prospect of going to see a Vegas show brings a flutter of excitement in our chests. Especially the prospect of an all expense paid trip to Vegas to see a Cirque du Soleil show – thank you – you know who you are.
And of course, we are going to travel around the world. Duh.
A lot of stuff have happened this month: we heard the good news that allowed us to finally give notice at work, we finally told our parents and friends of our plan (find out their reactions to the news) -
And oh yeah, we just became jobless.
So I allow ourselves to feel a tad overwhelmed. For now.
Don’t get us wrong. We’re terribly excited about our our imminent departure to Colombia. It just hasn’t completely sunk it just yet — we’re too busy figuring out what to do now that we don’t have to go to work tomorrow.
Not having a job. What a weird feeling.