Ep. 68 Taking An Extended Sabbatical | Ft. Meredith Fulford
Today on episode 68 we will be speaking to Meredith Fulford from The Longest Weekend.
A lot of times when people drop everything they have going for them for a life of travel people often question; “Is everything okay?” As if we need some detrimental experience in our lives to have a reason to want to live life differently.
Meredith and her husband had a cozy home and great jobs but the itch to see more and experience more was a slow burn that grew bigger and bigger. Until one day they thought… “We are going to be sitting in a nursing home when we are 80 talking about how we almost did this or that we did it, either way we are going to the same place.” That is when they decided to take the risk and follow their dreams.
These interviews remind me to be comfortable with change and I hope they do the same for you. . Many of us have thoughts and dreams to experience our life on our own terms, but we typically back out because we are afraid to take risks. We play it safe our whole lives and find it harder and harder to say YES in the future. As they said, we are all going down the same path you choose which way you take to get there.
Meredith Fulford is the girl behind the travel blog, The Longest Weekend. Last year Meredith and her husband turned their lives upside down in pursuit of an adventure and a life of long-term travel. She left her corporate job, they donated most of their stuff, rented out their house in Tampa, Florida and flew to Europe on a one-way ticket. She loves airports, good wine, writing and exploring new cultures and places. She just returned back from a year on the road and is planning her next adventure.
TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS PODCAST:
The itch to travel long term - Meredith shares the desire her and her husband had to travel and the length of time it took for them to finally realize it was worth pulling the trigger.
The beginning steps to making it possible. From preparing finances, informing your job, selling your things, there is a lot of ground that needs to be covered to transition smoothly and confidently and Meredith spills them all.
Where to first, second, and so on. Meredith shares how they managed to choose where and when they were going to explore new parts of the world, what type of accommodation’s they chose to stay in, and the freedom of going with the flow of it all.
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