Coming from Ireland the opportunities to work abroad are quite good. Visas are available for America, Canada and all of Europe but to name a few but the reason I choose not to work abroad is that I don’t want to get caught up in the world of work and waste my Monday-Friday in a beautiful new country.
I’ve learned that this happens (to me at least) by moving around in Ireland. I first moved to Galway, and then to Dublin both for work. They are probably two of my favourite counties in Ireland are definitely have the biggest buzz around them in my eyes – but this was all completely lost on me as I worked 9-5 every day outside of the city. Evenings were spent cooking dinner and being tired and the weekends weren’t utilized to the best of their ability.
My biggest fear would be upping and moving half way across the world only to find myself in the same situation again. Spending most of my days working in a decent job only to end up tired in the evenings or else going out at the weekends with friends completely ruining the day after of your two day exploration period. I don’t think I am being skeptical about it because I know it will happen me. I have seen more in a city I have visited for two days than I ever have in places I have lived. It is a shame – but when you live there you have that sense of security that you can ‘just see it next weekend’ until next weekend never comes.
So as all my friends pick up and move sticks, I will sit at my desk in Dublin typing away and struggling to see as much of the city as I hoped, and when the time is right I will stop just going on city breaks and two week holidays and eventually embark on my big adventure across the world cramming as much as I can in and spending my days exploring, not working. You know what they say after all.. All work and no play makes Danny a dull boy.
So, What are your thoughts on working abroad?