I am considering changing jobs. Thinking about taking a 3 month break between positions! It would be the longest break I have had since high school!
I am about 5 years from real FIRE but am excited about the break! Would hope to take some longer trip to say Australia and/or Europe, say 2-3 weeks at a time, something Im loathe to do now because of the limited amount of vacation i have.
I would be using Cobra coverage for health care until i get on the new employer's benefit program. Any other things that I should be wary of?
Need to make a short list of other things to enjoy!
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Im in the final stages of negotiations and should have an offer in the next couple of weeks. Not too concerned about the transition. No concerns regarding the budget as well.
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I will only give notice once my new contract is signed and confirmed.
Thanks for your encouragement! Im looking forward to the break! How did you explain a year off to your new employer? Im in the medical field and would be a little concerned about losing my skills. One year must have been great. Where all did you visit?
You are so right! But Im not FI yet so will have to return unfortunately. Hopefully only 5 more years after that!
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Once you have nailed down the next job I recommend Australia. DH and I used a camper-van and covered half the continent. The only destination on our route that we passed on was Darwin (flooding). We absolutely loved it. As long as you are traveling that far don't miss NZ. My only issue with NZ is that their roads are narrow and they drive like... they are nuts.
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