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This posting comes from Savvy Community member pearsbeary. We all dream of taking a break from the corporate life to travel the world and this reader did just that, but now she wants to go back to the daily grind and needs suggestions!

Just over a year ago, I quit my job to travel.  I was hoping I would discover a passion, a country, a profession, or something that would take my career or life in a new direction (I graduated with a BA in Psychology and worked in Finance for almost three years). Eighteen countries later, I am still struggling with this question . . . so I am wondering if the savvy community could share what you do for work. Hopefully I can find some inspiration!

Ask anything career- or budget-related — well, almost anything — by posting your questions in the Ask Savvy group, and readers and I will weigh in to support you.

 

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laurajaye laurajaye 5 years
Otherwise a flight attendant! Or even look at careers on cruise ships, like an event coordinator, host/mc or something in hospitality :)
kida7 kida7 5 years
I think a travel agent is a great idea :D
kida7 kida7 5 years
I think a travel agent is a great idea :D
Emily-Co Emily-Co 5 years
You can consider being a travel blogger! I'm a blogger by day and a blogger (at my own personal one) by night. Love what I do, and am excited for work every day.
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years
That sounds like fun, really. I work for an entertainment company where I manage a recording studio, work as an assistant audio engineer, project coordinator for a record label and I also assist in live events. Our projects are large but our company is very small, which is why I wear a LOT of hats... I wouldn't trade it for anything though. I've wanted to be where I'm at right now since I was about 3 or 4, and pretty much dedicated my life and studies to it. I'm almost 23, so I hope I don't get bit by the mid-20s career change bug- I don't know what I'd do since entertainment is all I know.
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years
That sounds like fun, really. I work for an entertainment company where I manage a recording studio, work as an assistant audio engineer, project coordinator for a record label and I also assist in live events. Our projects are large but our company is very small, which is why I wear a LOT of hats... I wouldn't trade it for anything though. I've wanted to be where I'm at right now since I was about 3 or 4, and pretty much dedicated my life and studies to it. I'm almost 23, so I hope I don't get bit by the mid-20s career change bug- I don't know what I'd do since entertainment is all I know.
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 5 years
I work for an association management company as the Director of Educational Programs. Our clients are nonprofit professional membership organizations, and our company is essentially the associations' headquarters office. We answer their phones, e-mail, and mail; we organize and coordinate their conferences; we manage their finances; we design and maintain their websites; we design and edit their publications; we work with their Boards and committees to set and accomplish strategic goals; we manage their certification programs; etc. etc. etc. We're a staff of 15, and we manage 5 associations full-time and 2 associations for a single service. By hiring us, an association can essentially afford the expertise of a full-time staff without actually hiring a full-time staff of 15. So I primarily coordinate live and online training courses, certification programs, mentoring programs, etc. for our clients. It's busy most of the year with occasional travel to go manage a conference, and the topics are always different because our associations are centered around different professions. Everyone I know just kind of fell into this kind of work - I applied for the job because I knew I liked editing and had worked for an office that managed conferences in graduate school and liked that, so when I saw the ad in the paper, I applied. I also run a teeny-tiny freelance copyediting business on the side.
lala788 lala788 5 years
i'm a Dentist , the traveling thing sound amazing , i wish i could travel like you . maybe you can be a Travel agent ?
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