Speaking as a 54yr old - 55yrs in a week!! Yes, do it! Isn't it all about whether you have more to lose than to gain? as well as which 'Life is for living'
I gave up a good job teaching in the UK; rented out my house, left my 19yr old with accusations of abandonement, friends upset and bewildered, elderly father worried and skeptical etc etc but here I am in the beautiful Maldives teaching EFL and loving it!
Yes, maybe I've fallen on my feet working on a 5* Resort with the lovely Maldivian people who treat me like a Princess......if you'd like to be treated like a Princess too lol! I could maybe even get you a job out here?!
It's not ALL paradise of course...I am the only Brit here, it's a LONG, LONG, way home, I've had food poisoning twice in the staff canteen (but now have a special chef) and sometimes get very homesick but all in all, a great experience.
I'm probably earning a bit more than in a school/language centre because my food/accomodation is all free but this is NOT a job to do purely for the money! I make more from renting out my house in the UK, so for me it's ok as I have another income.
I've read and heard a lot of horror stories so be careful where you pick, but my thought was, and still is, if its terrible and I have the flight money home then I would just leave, simple as that!
Good luck, 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained'..Find the adventurer in you!