As of now, Ive found about a handful of individuals who have quit their jobs overnight to embark on a round the world journey. Its SO great to see.
A majority of people I talk with about my ambitions say similar comments like "I'm jealous" or "I wish I could do that". They all fail to realize that they can. People are capable of anything they want, especially these days. Anything we want to do, or have in life, can be ours. We're just constantly distracted by false perceptions, societal influences and layers of constrictions to make sure we don't ever do anything we don't want to do. The American Dream; mediocracy! Awesome!....Its one of the things I'm addressing with this trip. Now I'm not saying you should quit the well paying job, forfeit the house and skip town with a hobo bag to chase your youthful dreams, but if you enjoy something; do it. Skiing? Cool, find time after work. Remote controlled robots? Awesome, build that sheeeet in the garage. Fly fishing or framing, knitting or kiteboarding , skydiving or scrapbooking, photography or painting-by-numbers, its all kosher. What ever your heart desires, go for it. "But its expensive". "I'm tired after work". "Its been a while, I don't have the right stuff to get back into it". There are always a million reasons not to do something. Find your reason to do it.
Unless you want to own a vacation home in North Korea, or run for Prime Minister after a meth-lab bust, they opportunities are there.
Heres one example, a Japanese dude who was tired of the mundane life, and decided to spice it up a tick by biking around the planet. WITH ONLY $2 !!Yeeeeaaaah boyeeee.