I hope this is the right place, nothing emotional, but it could possibly play a big role in how my life turns out, anyhow... I am almost 22, now have 0 debt besides a small student loan payment (under $200 a month). I've got somewhat of a career as a field technician fixing bank machines and other electronics. Been doing this for a year and enjoy it most of the time, however I have been relocated to an "isolated" oil town, and have not gotten nearly as much support as was originally promised, I am left to service a pretty big area myself (over 50,000 sq miles). It is extremely stressful. I love the work but hate the responsibilities. I'm in the first of a three year contract, and I am debating as to whether or not I should move to Europe under a working holiday visa next year. I'd like to travel Europe for a few years, and possibly some other continents. By next summer I could save up around 20k or so, as well, a working holiday allows you to work to supplement some income while you travel. I've done the budgeting, and it is feasible. My dilemma here is "giving up" my career, which I was lucky to get into the first place. I am fairly young, but feel like I have already missed out on a lot in life, and am getting older every day, I feel like time is running out. I believe I could get a decent job upon returning, hopefully anyways. Cliffs: - I want to quit my "career" next summer and travel europe and the rest of the world, for a few years. I am under a 3 year contract, but can give them many (6-8) months notice. Anyone else ever done this? Is this idea crazy? I only live once... I want to make it enjoyable, but also realistic.