At the end of 2014, aged 40, I made the difficult decision to quit my secure, well-paid job. The reality is, it took two years of clearing debt, saving money and making sacrifices to get to the stage where it felt comfortable enough to quit.
When I stepped off the plane in Bangkok, I had no idea what the future held for me. Visiting SE Asia for the first time was intimidating: travelling to Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
Nearly six years on, I am still living the dream. My perspective of the world has changed after living in cities like Tokyo, Seoul, Kuching and Kyiv. It was the best decision I have made in my life.
It’s possible, and you can do this too.