Hi all! All the time during lockdown made me think how what I want to do with my future - so I'm looking forward to hearing your perspectives on this: I love travelling and didn't get that many chances to go far away yet (my parents don't travel and I had to fully finance myself from early on). I'm especially keen on slow travel by train and boat. One of my travel dreams is to go from London to Sydney without flying. At the same time I enjoy the career I just started. I finished my Masters last year, got a job I really like and plan to do a PhD and start a career in academia. Unfortunately, this field is really work intensive and I don't know anyone who managed to take longer breaks to travel.
Now I am wondering how to balance these interests in the future. I don't see myself working as a freelancer or travel blogger full time as I don't think this is where my skills are. But there must be another opportunity or career that allows me to use my skills (research, project management, knowledge on environmental policy) and move on with my career while allowing me to travel for longer periods of time. Do you have any ideas? How to you balance travelling and your everyday live/job/study? Would love to hear your stories :)