Hey! Where’d we go?
Truthfully, we haven’t had a lot to write about lately. Both of us started new jobs recently, and we are settling into those new roles and giving them 100%. In addition to the new job Amanda also moved and has been busy setting up a new apartment.
The Glamour of the Road Warrior. Or Not.
For my last job, I was traveling back and forth to California constantly. I went to Europe for conferences. I worked remotely and could spend my time anywhere, really. It can be a glamorous and even addicting lifestyle flying first class, getting all sorts of upgrades and fancy hotel suites, and spending your layovers in the airport lounge with free alcohol.
There’s a downside to all of this though, and it’s not having much of a real life. When you travel all the time, you miss things at home. You probably have a better relationship with the person working the airport lounge front desk than your neighbor. Scheduling things like deliveries and work on your house becomes a nightmare. Even seemingly simple things like buying groceries can get stressful when you’re always leaving and worrying about food going bad. Oh and constant jet lag. It messes with you.
New Job, Less Travel
Even though I love traveling, I missed having a real life, and got a new job at a local company with no travel (yet).
While I’m still getting used to going into the office every day, I do enjoy being home and having more structure to my days. I started taking some classes in the evenings, which I could never do before. I’m actually meeting people in the city I live in. It’s kind of awesome.
I miss travel though. It’s in my blood. There’s a balance somewhere between being a road warrior and staying home, and I’m working on finding it.
To that end, I have some awesome trips coming up in the next year to South Africa and Scotland, and am heading back to the St. Regis Punta Mita in Mexico for a week or R&R.