I'm in a similar situation. I'm a 31 year old female who has a great job, but something's missing. The people I've met here aren't really the adventurous risk taking type. They're...uh...boring. Once you get into our age group, you get all sorts of advice to settle down and start contributing to your 401K, get a house and get a husband (in your case wife).
Jose Ortega, 20th century philosopher, talked of living without a constitutive identity. He believed that a person is truly free when they choose not to identify themselves with any specific identity. In short, the life you have now is not all your capable of and it's not a crazy idea to travel the world at your age! You'll learn so much about yourself and the world.
Go for it!
worldtraveller321 wrote:Hello All. I was wondering if it would be a bad idea for someone to drop everything at my age to go travel around the world or go work abroad.I am about 30 male, single with a steady full time job.I was wondering If im too late in my life to just drop it and go and try to be happy. Or AM i still young enough to do such a thing? not crazy?Anyone out there over age 35. Who just dropped everything and went?Not much to fall back on. But love to travel and want to experience life living in other countries?i was wondering if some jobs overseas like teaching english or WWOOFING or volunteer work like building a school in Africa would open up job skills to be marketable back home?