so ya wanna take a 6 month vacation and spend it hiking on the AT, hopefully all the way from georgia to maine, but you're not sure if ya can do it? here's 1 easy questionnaire that's gonna give ya the "go" or "no go" information you need. every question must be answered with a "yes". just one "no" and ya gotta stay home. take the test again next year. here ya go:
- if you are married or in a long term relationship -- and ya wanna stay that way -- has your significant other given you the o.k.?
- you have no kids under 18, right?
- you have saved enough for the 6 month hike, AND fixed expenses while you are gone, if any (mortgage, student loans, car payment, etc), AND 3 months of living expenses while you look for employment when you return. (ignore the last one if you were lucky enough to score a leave of absence from your current employer.)
- based on your work experience, and current conditions in your particular industry, you are confident that you will be able to secure an equivalent position paying the same salary as you are currently making.