Jan 07, 2020 - 01:13 PM
Being away from the workforce puts people out of position to get on the "high potential" track, especially women. If you are thinking about traveling, it’s important to consider both your educational and career progress. You need to assess whether you can pick up where you left off, or whether you are likely to start a new career altogether after curtailing your traveling.
Another big consideration is timing around having children, and the impact it might have on your career and travel aspirations. Mid-to-late twenties is the ideal time for many professionals to become new parents, but the window is much smaller for professional women.
Careers which involve significant travel or where you can work anywhere might offer the best of both worlds; for example, consulting, sales, or field marketing for the former, and web design, writing, or coding jobs for the latter.
Ultimately the question you’ll have to answer for yourself is, what will you end up regretting most: missing out on traveling or selling your career a little short?