How to reset your life?
March 12, 2007 11:31 AM Subscribe
Leave your job, your girlfriend, drive across the United States... done it?
posted by bizack to health & fitness (25 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking about leaving my job for the past, well, 5 years (I've been at my job for 5 1/2 years). It pays well, got me a 'free' M.S. in Computer Science and has great benefits. But the work is not interesting (to me) and the environment is sucking the life out of me. I've applied for various other jobs on the West coast, got a few interviews (all the 'gee wow that would be cool' companies) but never landed a job offer. So I decided that come June/July I'm going to pack up, give my two weeks, and drive out West (I live on the East coast). I don't really have a plan, other than visiting various landmarks along the way, and making sure I have a place to sleep. I'll have about 10-11k bucks to fund this little 'what the hell am I doing adventure.' My only ties with my current location are my immediate family... no more girlfriend and many of my close friends have moved away (I've still got a good group of friends though that I'll miss). So, has anyone on here done this, and if so, advice? Like what _not_ to do. What things you didn't prepare for that you now know you need to prepare for. I'm not even sure I want to be in the Comp Sci field anymore. And yes, I know I could do all this from where I live now, but I've never taken such a trip, and I have this strong desire to just press the 'reset' button in my head. I might just pick a state (California, Colorado, Arizona or Oregon) and set up shop there while searching for whatever it is I'm looking for (I do tinker with electronic music on the side, so I'd like to pursue that more along with music in general). I know, lost guy syndrome. But if you've done this, or thought about it, I'd definitely like to hear what you have to say.