14. Take a sabbatical: Everyone dreams about taking a year off, but few people ever do it. Be one of those who do. Save your money and give yourself a sabbatical—whether it’s a year or just a few months—to travel, pursue your passion, and plan the next chapter of your life.
What a great idea, but I haven’t done it. Maybe someday, I’ll take that year and drive coast to coast and plan the next chapter of my life. Many of our fellow travelers to Antarctica were doing just that and my sister and I marveled at their sense of adventure. Then we sighed, if only we were young again!
So my advice to anyone reading this post, do it while you are young and unattached. The next available time will be when the children fly from the nest. If you wait too long, then you will be looking for adventures on level ground. Plan for it and do it, just as soon as you can.