It depends on your perspective really. By life do you mean your job, car, mortgage, day to day routine you are used to? Surely life should be more than that. When you find yourself travelling and experiencing things you only dreamed about back home; that’s when you realise that your life has been on hold until now.
This seems so ridiculously obvious and yet … I never thought of it this way. My RTW travels are not the intermission in the play of my life. My work-a-day job, cushy yuppie apartment, travel mug, and commuter car are the intermission. Life is everything beyond.