The Farewell Tour, Part 2

The Farewell Tour, Part 2

When I decided to quit my job this past June and leave for a round-the-world trip in late August, I expected to have a lot of time to prepare and relax.  My flight is in a matter of days now and I can’t say I feel I’ve accomplished either of these goals.  I have, however, […]

The Farewell Tour, Part 1

The Farewell Tour, Part 1

The fact that it is already mid-August is beyond my comprehension.  However quickly it flew by, one thing is true: this has been the absolute best summer ever. I have been able to see so many people, make so many memories, and have so much fun.  It was completely indulgent, exhausting, and over-the-top, but I wouldn’t […]

August Is Just One Long Sunday

August Is Just One Long Sunday

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post.  When I wrote it, I was full of excited energy, which was hard to separate into rational thoughts but doing so helped me grasp what I was feeling.  Up until a couple of days ago, I had lost my excitement and was feeling completely overwhelmed, […]

The Funbattical Begins

The Funbattical Begins

I’ve gotten feedback that people would be interested in the entire story of my trip, including the “before takeoff” portion.  Trying to capture what’s in my head and how I’ve been making decisions wasn’t easy, but I attempted to put it all down in writing to those of you who might be interested.  I can […]

The Big Question

The Big Question

After committing to quit my job and travel, the next step was answering the daunting question: where am I going to go?  Just like getting to the point of quitting, I went through lots of phases of thinking in terms of what I was going to do.  The internet is a spectacular resource for modern day travelers, […]

Buh-Bye Corporate World

I wrote this note three weeks ago, specifically so that I would remember what I was feeling towards the end of my time at the company I worked for.  Whenever I question my decision to do this, I re-read this note to re-focus my goals and remind myself of why I made this terrifying leap. […]