Quote of the Week: Wildness is a necessity

The quote for this week comes from the famous outdoorsman and naturalist John Muir.  You have him to thank for the existence of many national parks and the creation of the Sierra Club. This quote hit home after quitting my job this past week because this is exactly how I have felt for quite some time now.  I felt stuck.  I felt like I was making money simply for the Continue reading Quote of the Week: Wildness is a necessity

June ’14 Pre-Trip Travel Budget Roundup

Well as you’ll see the closer I get to actually leaving the worse I get about my budget. My bad. Let me explain though!  There were a couple things this month that kept me from keeping my budget and I promise they are good reasons. 1. Phoenix Comic Con.  It was an absolute blast to hang out in Phoenix with a few friends I’d met at San Diego Comic Con Continue reading June ’14 Pre-Trip Travel Budget Roundup

No turning back now!

Well folks, it’s official!  I will be unemployed in 3 weeks time. Today I handed in my notice at work.  I was a complete ball of nerves when I asked my supervisor for a private meeting but it was all for nothing as she was incredibly sweet and understanding.  Most of my team knew before I went into the meeting that I was leaving as I started telling them a Continue reading No turning back now!

Quote of the Week: A goal is a dream with a deadline

This coming Friday is the day I give my notice at work.  *cue internal freak out* I’m giving 3 weeks notice at work, which is a bit more then is generally expected.  I like my job and I like my team/coworkers, so I wanted to give them a bit more of a heads up. It’s weird though.  It seems like it snuck up on me so fast.  I went from Continue reading Quote of the Week: A goal is a dream with a deadline

1 Month of Work Countdown

Well it’s official!  I have one month of work left.  Say what?? It feel like yesterday I was looking at the calendar and being in awe I had 6 months left.  Now it’s down to one.  Crazy. I am finding myself getting a bit pre-nostalgic these days.  While my job definitely isn’t perfect, I do enjoy it.  I’m not leaving a corporate 9-5 cubical job where the unnecessarily bright lights Continue reading 1 Month of Work Countdown

Quote of the Week: Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions

In one of my first posts I mentioned how I came about wanting to travel the world for a few years and the struggle of giving up the career I’d wanted since I was a child. Studying abroad in Australia and traveling around New Zealand with friends on my way back to the US changed me.  I fell in love with traveling and the freedom that came along with it. Continue reading Quote of the Week: Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions

My Top 5 Favorite Places in San Diego

I’ve been living in San Diego for a little over a year now and it really is America’s Finest City.  Now I’m originally from Massachusetts so Boston will always be my city but San Diego is a wonderful California alternative. San Diego actually reminds me quite a bit of Boston.  It’s smaller than it’s close concrete jungle relative (Boston/New York City, San Diego/Los Angeles), it’s on the water, it’s beautiful Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Places in San Diego