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    I am tired of my boring job and actually gave in my notice yesterday. Sick of following most people and just having a fun time and getting drunk at the weekend etc.

    Decided to volunteer abroad somewhere for a bit via workaway.co.uk.

    I am only 19 and told my parents I think I need this opportunity to discover who I am and have some new experiences.

    Just though I would share this in misc and wondered if anyone has done anything similar

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    Good Luck to you Boss Hope you find yourself.

    Lol weren't you going to move over an hour away from home for a job in recruitment?

    You seem to post a lot of threads about life decisions. Maybe you should stick to a specific choice.

    Banned

    how long do you plan to volunteer. surely having money to buy deals is more important ?

    Doesn't doesn't sound to me like you're having a 'fun time'.

    You are too young to be stressing about life so much. My advice is to enjoy yourself whilst you can as soon enough "life" will take shape (house,kids,wife etc) and you will crave for the times you had no responsibility.

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    dtovey89

    Lol weren't you going to move over an hour away from home for a job in … Lol weren't you going to move over an hour away from home for a job in recruitment? You seem to post a lot of threads about life decisions. Maybe you should stick to a specific choice.



    Nothing wrong with that. I wouldn't move anywahere I didn't want to for anyone except my family.

    I think this will be very good for you. I imagine it will be good for your confidence and you'll enjoy the independence and getting away from your safety zone. Same as when young people go travelling. just go for it now while you have ties.

    I mean "no ties"

    Good luck


    Just remember life isn't about finding who you are etc, its about creating who you want to be

    It doesn't just have to be volunteering either, which actually can be really expensive to do, there are working visa to be had in countries like Australia , Canada etc that can help fund your travels, in addition to fun jobs where you be paid for partying at times - holiday rep/ PR in tourist resorts of europe

    Edited by: "mrwhitelabel" 10th Jan 2015

    Joined the army travel the world with them for free & get paid, then retire at 40.
    Wish I did the above instead of being a chef & will not be able to retire until 65 :-(

    Will likely be the best decision you make!

    ewwaxo

    how long do you plan to volunteer. surely having money to buy deals is … how long do you plan to volunteer. surely having money to buy deals is more important ?



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    January blues hit me hard in the feels too brah

    You don't have to go abroad to volunteer. You may love it and make new friends and discover great opportunities or you may find yourself thousands of miles away from family and friends, isolated and lonely and not seeing anything of the country you are in because the voluntary work takes up all of your time.

    I sense you have looked at volunteering abroad because you feel like running away. That is never the answer as you just take your problems with you.

    At 19 you are very young and perhaps it feels to you that you don't want to slot yourself into a job or career as you are worried that life/time will pass you by and you will still be in the same situation years later.

    At your age, a lot of young people feel the same.

    Personally, if you were our son, and in fact you are almost the same age, my advice is to work a couple of years and save like mad and then go abroad for work opportunities as you will be that little bit more mature and be able to cope better if things go wrong and also be able to judge different situations in a more mature way. You will also be financially prepared, so if anything goes wrong you have the money to help you out whilst abroad and money to come home at any time.
    Edited by: "Mark2111" 10th Jan 2015

    professorEX

    ...January blues hit me hard in the feels too brah



    ...or you could spend more time in further education courses in this country.

    I didn't,t get the opportunity to do what your thinking of doing,so go for it,dont let it become a regret,the grass aint always greener and if it dosent work out you can come back.nothing ventured,nothing gained.The life experience and standing on your own 2 feet will be character building.good luck.

    Sounds good, do it while you're young is what I say. Hope it all goes to plan world is your ouster at that age.

    And next week................. X)

    i personally find life quite boring. i don't find anything enjoyable.
    when i was in my teens, i found spending time with my mum and brothers great but we are all grown up now and it's not the same any more.

    if you are bored at 19, you may struggle on later in life! all i would suggest you do is do what your instinct tells you and if you feel that this may help you to get rid of the boredom then give it a go, it will definately give you something new to do.

    mutley1

    i personally find life quite boring. i don't find anything … i personally find life quite boring. i don't find anything enjoyable.when i was in my teens, i found spending time with my mum and brothers great but we are all grown up now and it's not the same any more.if you are bored at 19, you may struggle on later in life! all i would suggest you do is do what your instinct tells you and if you feel that this may help you to get rid of the boredom then give it a go, it will definately give you something new to do.



    Not being funny,but do something about it then (_;)

    philmitchell

    Not being funny,but do something about it then (_;)



    Yep, absolutely. Do something new, find a few hobbies that you do enjoy.

    Great move OP you're obviously bored at the minute. It's great what you're doing and if it doesn't work out you can always come home. As long as you're not depressed go for it. We all go through periods like this but it takes guts to just get up and go. You're still very young it can take time to find contentment especially in the years from leaving school and going to work. Wishing you all the best of luck. Would be nice if you could pop in the odd time and let us all know how you get on. Have a good trip.

    philmitchell

    Not being funny,but do something about it then (_;)



    easier said than done. things look or sound great but then when i do it, i don't really think it's that enjoyable.
    perhaps i am suffering from depression where you find everything and everyone tedious and boring?

    I was in a similar position to you last year - in a job were there were no real prospects - I completed an MA degree and followed this with a post grad degree and found i was getting nowhere last year I decided to leave my job and try living in another country. It was all good but made me realise I missed my family and girlfriend too much, therefore I decided to move back home. I'm still not in the greatest of jobs but as a person i'm happier as I have a quite different outlook on life now.

    Go - see how you get on - enjoy yourself and it will make you see things quite differently when you return home. I hope you figure out what you want from life - it takes alot of bottle to try to change things

    all the best and good luck
    Edited by: "shedboy66" 10th Jan 2015

    mutley1

    easier said than done. things look or sound great but then when i do it, … easier said than done. things look or sound great but then when i do it, i don't really think it's that enjoyable.perhaps i am suffering from depression where you find everything and everyone tedious and boring?



    There's nothing wrong with you, everything and everyone are actually tedious and boring.

    spaceinvader

    There's nothing wrong with you, everything and everyone are actually … There's nothing wrong with you, everything and everyone are actually tedious and boring.



    LOL. that's a new way to look at it. X)

    Sorry to hear the apprenticeship or recruitment role didn't work out. We are all different, but based on my own experiences, going to Australia for as long as you can / want to would be hard to top at your age. If you have a bit of savings to fall back on it helps to do the more adventurous opportunities out there. I would recommend working between travelling around the major states as it will keep you going longer at the same time as meeting lots of great people. Good luck!!

    P.S. Make sure you factor in time and budget to see other amazing countries on the way there and back. Far East, Polynesia, LA to New York.... Make it an experience never to forget and say 'YES!!' to every opportunity as you might not get a second chance later in life.
    Edited by: "Saturn" 10th Jan 2015

    Make sure you pick a "safe" country to work in, hate to see you on the 9 o' clock news!

    Good luck, well at least until your next post telling us you didnt go..

    do a Paddington Bear exchange visit to deepest darkest Peru

    "What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate." from The Alchemist (1988) by Paulo Coelho from Amazon
    might be worth a read before you embark on your journey, some helpful content if you're in seeking an answer mode and less new age than many books of it's type. Good luck if you do venture somewhere interesting. I waited until I got a natural career break at 24 and I've always been glad I took the opportunity. Beware of getting itchy feet though!X)

    WheresMeNuts

    Joined the army travel the world with them for free & get paid, then … Joined the army travel the world with them for free & get paid, then retire at 40.Wish I did the above instead of being a chef & will not be able to retire until 65 :-(



    Travel the word and do the dirty work for the Government in the name of defence.

    mutley1

    when i was in my teens, i found spending time with my mum and brothers … when i was in my teens, i found spending time with my mum and brothers great but we are all grown up now and it's not the same any more.



    Does that mean your mum is now free on weekends? Is she a looker?

    Just wondering.

    I worry about the OP.

    When I was 19, there were not enough hours in each day.

    What is wrong with youngsters these days?

    Could it be too much technology?

    g8spur

    You are too young to be stressing about life so much. My advice is to … You are too young to be stressing about life so much. My advice is to enjoy yourself whilst you can as soon enough "life" will take shape (house,kids,wife etc) and you will crave for the times you had no responsibility.



    Disagree those things don't happen unless you make them them happen. Go find yourself and work out if you want that house/wife/kids life, because they won't come along on their own. It's easy to not take responsibility forever, if you so wish.

    Banned

    I know someone who went on a year long world tour, but he waited until he finished his degree before doing so.
    Worked everywhere he went and had an amazing time.

    Friend of mine was a multi-millionaire at age 28 (sold his successful business to multi-national), he traveled the world for a couple of years, came home bored.

    Told me everywhere and everything was all the same all over ( oO ???)


    After a while he realised it was him that was the same all over.



    Only mentioned as it might be worth considering that the answer to restlessness isn't always 'out there' - sometimes it's 'in' there.

    Hope you find peace and contentment, Boss.

    tryn2help

    Friend of mine was a multi-millionaire at age 28 (sold his successful … Friend of mine was a multi-millionaire at age 28 (sold his successful business to multi-national), he travelled the world for a couple of years, came home broke



    Fixed?

    Have you stopped to ask yourself why your job is boring? Is it because you thought school was also boring and therefore didn't get many qualifications?

    fanpages

    Fixed?


    Broke? - far from it - one of the UK's richest men.

    After he realised the problem lay within he addressed it and found 'inner' peace.
    He has since started a few businesses over the years (he's just good at that sort of thing) - almost all of them successful - and these days he spends most of his time and money helping others.

    P.S. Apologies, FP, just noticed the extra consonant, and you are correct imo, but working in media knocked it out of me as most proof-readers always removed it (???).
    I never queried it; just assumed there was some reason for this 'Americanism' in British media English (but of course you will long have noticed our media are well known for not using Standard English).




    Edited by: "tryn2help" 10th Jan 2015
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