Really want to take a year or two out, i want to do a working year in Oz. Skip over to Bali when i can, then go to New Zealand after for some travelling or working. Then maybe back over to Oz again and also, i want to go to Sri lanka, thailand, malaysia too.
My problem is that i'm self employed at the moment, in a job that i probably wouldn't get again when i get home. The money is great, best paying job i have had and after not being employed for a month or so last year it made me really appreciate the job i have now and not want to waste it and just leave.
So i'm stuck with this problem of having the urge to do something that is so great and will change my life in a good way for a few years, but i also am thinking i should be sensible and just stick at my job earn the money and follow the herd of people that get stuck in the same routine day in day out and live boring lives?
How much money realistically will i spend on this trip? Its not an issue for me but i have heard to get into oz you need 3k and a flight home booked or 5k on a single flight? When in Oz where would be the best place to find work? i was really interested in working in the outback on a camp or something although it would restrict waves, but then i'd break the time there up to allow for surfing. Sort of cash that will be earnt over there? i have heard its 20$ an hour roughly?
My thoughts are that i might just work as much overtime now as i can until christmas load the pot up with as much wonga as i can and then get a flight booked just before new year and just do it. I have such an urge to go and surf world class waves in warm water be around nice people and enjoy life, i'm only 22 so would be returning at about 24 if i took two years out. Would just be worried how employable i'd then be after not having practised my trade for 2 years
Anyway, hope you guys can offer some help and inspiration. Just re-read what i typed and it all sounds a bit jumbled up, but this has been going round in my head now for months and needed to get it down in writing somewhere!!