I'd like to backpack around the world. I got laid off, lease is ending in 3 months, no wife/kids. My parents aren't too happy about it. They prefer me working 9-5, live a "normal" life. I know it's my life and I should do it while there's a window of opportunity for me. I'm 27 already, if I do get married etc. down the road, I don't know if I'll ever have that same chance again. I'll have all these things that will tie me down. But at the same time, I also want to stay in my comfort zone and also please my parents. Live "normal". It's an internal struggle I have. I think fear is holding me back and just doing it. Fear of displeasing parents, fear of going into the unknown for months... Anyone can offer me their experience? Did you get to pursue your dream or did you not because of some reason or another. Fear maybe?