"IT'S SO EASY FOR YOU"
That's what someone said to me the other day.
"It's so easy for you."
They were referring to how *easy* it is for me to go to India.
Of course I resembled that remark. "It's not easy," I protested.
The person who made the comment has a "real" job, with a real income, and benefits, and a mortgage, and a spouse, and teaches yoga part-time. It would seem easy for them.
Until you realize that their spouse is not well, and they *have* to keep the day job.
As for me, well --
It's easy in that I have a ten-year visa and all of my shots.
The things that are not easy:
-Having no job security (not only did the health club director not get back to me on Tuesday - the day she said she'd give me a verdict about whether I'd have any classes when I returned - but another director is being rather coy about whether she'll have work for me when I get back)
-Not having health insurance. (At least in India I can afford a dentist vist and mammogram - which helps offset the price of the trip).
-Losing up to 1/2 your income for a month in Mysore that's more likely to result in dysentery than authorization.
-Not having that special someone to pay the bills, get the mail, feed the cat, pay the rent when I'm gone... and drive me to the airport.
Everything has a price.
What have *you* given up for the thing your gut says you have to do?
As Matt says, there's no lock on the cubicle door.
Anyone can leave, whenever they want.
You just have to make the leap.