Jun 05

A Little About Me

by in Everyday Journeys

My dearest friend B asked me why I started this blog.  Good question.  Honestly, I’m not quite sure myself.  It defies the gravity of logic to take on a new, very public endeavor especially when I barely get a humane amount of sleep each night, have a career that demands more than a pound of flesh and a pint of blood, and have a knack for neglecting family and friends whom I love dearly.

All I know is that I’m a frustrated traveler stuck inside the body of a management consultant.  For way too long, life for me has been mentally compartmentalized into binary buckets – on or off, work or play, week day or week end, everyday or vacation.  Sort of like a demented Morse code, where the exciting dots of travel are separated by the long dashes of the seemingly mundane.  The problem with this mindset is that life passes you by as you are waiting for the next big holiday.

Frankly, I’m sick and tired of wasting a perfectly good life.

This blog is my way of bringing everything that I love about travel – the exhilaration of seeing the world in a different way, the rawness of life, the love of learning new things, being charmed by the people you meet, things you do and food you eat – back to the everyday.  Rather than live a life on hold, waiting for the four weeks of every year to embrace that journey, why not live it at every moment?

So, this blog is a small attempt to remind a frustrated traveler (me) that journeys happen every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year and beyond.  You just have to look for these little arcs, and when you start to join them up, life becomes one big vacation.  Some moments will qualify for a stamp in the beloved passport, however most will never need an immigration entry form to experience.

So dear reader and dearest B, let’s raise our glasses to everyday journeys, near and far.  Clink.

Chrysler Building in New York

Many hours spent at work in the Chrysler Building, New York City

 

 

People sitting on the steps infront of Sacre Coeur

Lost in the crowd at Sacre Coeur, Paris

 

 

Me sitting on the edge of a cliff at Muley Point, Utah

One of my favorite places in the world – Muley Point, Utah (…I’ll save it for another post…)

One Response to “A Little About Me”

  1. From B:

    Ahhhhh….now I get it. No – I mean I REALLY get it!!! We must be two peas in a pod…I’m a frustrated traveler stuck inside the body of a Global Research Program Manager (ouch!). I knew we were friends for a reason. :)

    Raising a very full glass to you, travel, friendship and life’s everyday journeys. As you say….Clink.

    Posted on Sunday, 5 June 2011 at 10:53 pm #

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