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Looking to resign in about a month. Really need a mental break from the corporate world. I’ve amassed about 2-3 years worth of salary in my investments to hold me through for however long. How bad is it if I took 6-18 months off to pursue hobbies and possible other career paths (content creation/vlogging) while being unemployed before applying to another job in industry? TLDR; I’m about to quit, how bad does a 6-18 month employment gap look when looking to apply again to the workforce?

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And when I say 2-3 years of investments this is not my retirement account, this is purely playing with stocks and cryptos in the past 2 years in a cash account

Y can't you start blogging on the side now to generate an audience? Seems like a big risk for just letting that cashflow go

works been pushing me to my limits a little. Aside from the 50-60+ hour weeks, the work just isn’t interesting and I feel like I’m letting my passions slowly slip away. I have tried doing it on the side but I notice that after work, gym, meals, that little time I have left I have barely any focus or motivation. I’m only 24 (with 220k in stocks/crypto not including 401k) and it’s very early in my career and that’s why I wonder if taking risks thst include not being working for 6-18 months will really negatively impact me if I do decide to return to the work force. Just wanted to hear outside opinions.

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I’d do it regardless. You may wind up in a really great place and you may never have the opportunity again.

I fantasize about doing this daily

Go take the time off!!

Why not change your job???

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