Next year

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  1. facePuncher7

    facePuncher7 Founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army

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    ive made up my mind, after much deliberation.

    Im planning on resigning at the end of the year and spending 2017 living abroad, travelling and working on my game development business.

    I have been throwing ideas around for a while but it just hit me this morning while i was in a meeting. 2 of my colleagues were arguing about some inconsequential work bullshit and i said out loud "I.. do not.. give a fuck".

    The conversation went on without me but my mind drifted off.

    There are more important things. The work i do here is of no consequence to my inner self. I have a drive that is being stifled, i have very specific creative goals and just.. fuck it, if i dont go and try then ill never know.

    Im not being silly about it though, ill spend the rest of this year saving. This weekend ill look into visa issues and such, but my mind has so clearly made itself up, i feel like im already on a ride.
     
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  2. Bay Area

    Bay Area Silver Belt

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    Where are you planning to go?
     
  3. dije1

    dije1 Green Belt

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    Good luck.
     
  4. Michaelangelo

    Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    Make sure your savings in order and I say go for it
     
  5. Bay Area

    Bay Area Silver Belt

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    Fuck waiting for savings. YOLO
     
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  6. Michaelangelo

    Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    Come on man you don't want this guy to ask for a water cup and steal Sprite do you?
     
  7. facePuncher7

    facePuncher7 Founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army

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    Thailand initially. I know my way around there a bit, have a few friendsthere and its very cheap.

    From there not sure but would like to explore a bit more of asia.
     
  8. facePuncher7

    facePuncher7 Founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army

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    I'll have $50k, maybe a bit more, by the end of the year.
    I estimate I'll need $10-20k for the year off, depending on where i stay.

    My business has no overheads, just needs a lot of time and mental/creative energy.
     
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  9. Reyesnuthugr

    Reyesnuthugr Dominick Reyes Belt

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    Good luck! I like what you're doing, it doesn't even sound risky to me (unlike some threads where posters don't have resources or necessary pathways open but assume everything will go well). I hope you have an enlightening and fulfilling time. Stay smart, stay motivated, and don't stop learning. Keep it fun, also.

    At worst, you can always go back. Right?
     
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  10. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Well, you only live once. May as well take a shot at enjoying what you do.
     
  11. facePuncher7

    facePuncher7 Founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army

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    Id be leaving on good terms, and im well liked at my place of work.

    Its not so much a risk as it is facing up to losing the comfortable position ive worked myself into.

    I could come back in a year and have nothing to show for it i guess.
     
  12. Reyesnuthugr

    Reyesnuthugr Dominick Reyes Belt

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    If you just show up in noticeably (remarkably is better) better shape with a few stories to regale them with, that is enough to show for it, imo. Just act like they should be envious (an easy, sneaky trick for exuding confidence in a situation like this) and they will react the way you want them to (with envy/respect). You want to appear like a stronger, more constituted, more focused person than when you left. And you will be more than fine, imo.

    And as long as you don't slouch and learn nothing, you will have something to show/say if and when you come back. You can always say you went to learn and investigate business opportunities (think of slightly better wording than that) while you were there as your ace up the sleeve. No one will argue with that. Just don't come back with a giant sob story, or else you might look to them like a fool who left unnecessarily.
     
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  13. M3t4tr0n

    M3t4tr0n Sheriff of Sherfront

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    Get drunk too. Cause might as well.
     
  14. JAEGERX

    JAEGERX victorus aut mortis Platinum Member

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    fuck yeah man, i support that mindset 100% keep up posted on how things turn out, best of luck and godspeed good man
     
  15. facePuncher7

    facePuncher7 Founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army

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    Cheers brehs, ill definitely make some sort of blog on here about it.

    Quite a few people on here have followed my games in the past and are interested in what im doing so im sure it wouldnt hurt.
     
  16. phipps66

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    Take pics, bump this thread next year.
     
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    FierceRedBelt Red Belt

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    Go for it.

    If I was you I'd try to stay away from any huge time consumers like off-topic forums. Maybe make a thread and read/update it once a week but otherwise keep yourself focused on what you're pursuing.
     
  18. Kick Strickland

    Kick Strickland Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    cool
     
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  19. drstrangelov

    drstrangelov Hey.

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    Good plan, wish I had done that at some point. Meaningless jobs are easy to come by, you might have to struggle for a year to get back to where you were, salary wise, but the experience will be something you'll value forever.
     
  20. Monopoly

    Monopoly Out of mana.

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    Go for it! And good luck.
     

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