We’ve all reached that point where we ask ourselves: "What do I do with my life?” It's normal, it happens to all of us. And we're not going to get dramatic here, but we always get a little bit scared when we think about it.
If you’re thinking about a change of direction in your life, or you feel like a change of scene, take a seat and pay attention. Below, you’ll find a list of destinations and ideas for you to consider when looking to discover a new world of possibilities.
1. Learning a new language
It is probably one of the most typical reasons. Whether it's improving your second language or maybe starting from scratch with something new, it's always a good option to get out of your comfort zone and enjoy a new experience. Living in a place where you don't speak the language can be complicated at first, but you'll find that you can overcome many more barriers than you thought. Destinations? Closer ones could be France or Spain. More exotic and a little more expensive? South America.
2. Get work experience
Have you finished your studies? Don't you want to continue earning a miserable salary in your internship? Well, the answer is the same. Get out—from your neighborhood, your city, wherever you are. Having work experience abroad enriches your CV and will help you learn about other ways of working. Here are some tips for getting paid internships abroad.
3. Familiarize yourself with a new culture
If you’re looking for something more extreme, this may be your option. And when we say getting to know a new culture, we don't mean a trip to Italy to eat pizza. Dare to do something more different. Have you thought about Asia? Take your passport, your backpack and let yourself go. It's an experience that will certainly leave a positive mark on you.
You've had that idea in your head for a while, but you’ve never decided to take the next step. Maybe it's time. If you want to completely transform your routine, helping others is a life-changing experience. Inform yourself, talk to people who have done some programs before and bite the bullet. The time is now.
And of course, while you might be nodding your head, you might also be thinking: "yes, this is all fine, but it takes money to do it." You're right, but maybe you can start saving a little to make your dreams come true.
Remember that with N26, you get Spaces—a free tool with which you can easily set aside money from your main account. They're like small piggy banks, where you determine a savings goal that you can reach by transferring small amounts each month. It’s as easy as clicking and dragging some money. Do you have an idea in your head? Give it a name, set yourself a goal and make it happen.
What are you waiting for?