Sup ya'll, please read my quarter life crisis below and tell me what you think.
I graduated college in May 2015 and have been working in a boring accounting/finance job for about 8 months now looking to make a change. Same duties at the same time day in and day out and not really learning much nor very interested in the work. I took this job knowing that it wouldn't be great, but did it because I was desperate for money and a name brand on my resume.
During my downtime I find myself looking into real estate (interned at a small brokerage jr yr) and finding an opportunity to go abroad. Before I start my career that I am interested in, I think it would be beneficial for my personal development to go out and see the world. I never studied abroad due to various reasons and I am seriously regretting it, and I would like to amend that mistake before its too late.
I am seriously considering taking a 2-3 month volunteer opportunity to teach English at a homestay in Europe to cure this need for travel. Free housing and food and opportunities to take 3-4 days to go wherever I want. Some obvious issues of this is money; I have about 35k of student debt, but I plan on living at home the next year and half and paying it off. Another issue is finding a solid real estate job when I get back, which I plan on aggressively networking and applying for. I live outside of a major city so I know there are opportunities. I could also do some construction work in the meantime, which can sometimes be relevant to real estate.
Any thoughts on this? Would this take a big hit in my career and ability to get a job after being off the grid for a few months? Or would it make me a more interesting person and candidate?