How many times have you said you’re going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It could have been a spontaneous pledge or a throw away comment but the result is usually the same.

Why? Because taking a leap of faith is hard, especially when it means life might change in a dramatic way. Everyone is guilty of staying in their comfort zone, rather than leaving it for something unpredictable.

We talk about travel. We think about a year abroad. We crave that move overseas. We want to explore further, reach farther, see and do more with our lives.

Life is short and all too fleeting and we can’t have regrets. Rather than daydream with thoughts of far-off adventure, why not make this the year you head overseas and experience some of this world.

Here’s why you’ll know when it’s time to go.

1. You crave adventure.

The monotony of life leaves you feeling unfulfilled and empty on the inside. When you look back, you want little regret and many moments to feel proud of.

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2. You need to satisfy your curiosity.

You are endlessly curious and there is always more for you to learn. What is it like to live among a foreign culture? What are the people like? Are the sights as impressive as they seem in every travel book you devour?

You need to put yourself out there and experience unique, unusual situations. You need to travel beyond your local borders to see and appreciate other people’s perspectives.

3. It’s all going to be worth it.

Travel, expat life, a temporary time-out… call it what you will. These things may bring upset, a level of financial stress, some uncertainty and frequent unease. You may hate it. You might resent a loved one for pushing you to go. You could regret leaving.

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