In the Beginning: Dream...then Do.
Have you spent years dreaming about hitting the road to travel and yet for some reason never managed to take the leap?
It may be that you’re making a
critical 'career break construction error’. Curious? Read on…
Everyone knows that to build a good
house, you need a solid foundation and the same goes for building a successful
career break or long-term travel adventure. In this case, however, the
foundation you’re building upon is the dream you have for your trip and
it’s essential to make sure that your foundation is solid before you break out
would-be world travelers start seriously contemplating a trip, they tend to
jump right into the “blueprint phase” – planning the logistics (the “how” and
“where” of travel). But doing so is actually where potential vagabonds
most often get tripped up because pre-travel to do lists can be intimidating
and daunting, so it’s easy to get derailed by all of the little worries and doubts
that spring up when those logistics come into play.
The best way to set yourself up for
career break success? Focus on the foundational dream first...establish
that dream deep and solid within you. The dream is the fuel that will
carry you through all the logistics and planning yet to come.
Figure out what you need and want
from this trip…your intention for it. What’s missing from your
every day life? Where do you “feel stuck” or “want more”? Do you
want to rekindle a sense of adventure? Need time for calm reflection or to
rediscover your roots. In order to
have your experience be most beneficial to you, it is important to be clear on why
you are taking this trip and what you want to get out of it before looking at where
you might find that, destination-wise.
Wondering where to start?
Start right where you are…let your mind wander and get lost in the daydream. When you
close your eyes and imagine escaping your cubicle what images come to mind?
Bottom line? Pre-travel
preparations are part of the adventure and take my word for it – you’ll have
plenty of time to worry about visas, immunizations, travel insurance,
accommodations, transportation, etc. as you move forward. For now,
just kick back and dream…
Tara Russell - Three Month Visa and San Francisco Meet, Plan, Go! Host
A Meet, Plan, Go! Meet-up in Minneapolis!
Say that 10 time fast! Or simply make your way to this meetup hosted by our Minneapolis host, Kirk Horsted
. One of the Meet, Plan, Go!
founders, Sherry Ott,
will be a special guest at the meetup on November 10th. We’ll be talking about solo travel topics including:
- Finding travel partners
- Locating longer-term housing
- Guesstimating expenses
Plus – there will be plenty of Q&A and plenty of travel networking afterwards! Come get your career break travel questions answered from Sherry and Kirk!
November 10, 7PM Chiang Mai Thai
More information and RSVP here
Save the Date!
Our Boot Camp beta group is well on their way to making their travel
dreams a reality. There’s lot of
great information being shared and conversations happening!
One thing we ask people is what is
their departure date. Why is a
“One of the things that separates a dream from a goal is a
Do you have your date on the calendar and are working
toward your travel goal?
Speaking of dates – put this date on your calendar. December 8, 2010. This is when we will launch our Career Break Boot Camp out to the travel dreaming public. There will be a limited number of spots and some very
special extras for the first people to sign up!