Thursday, September 27, 2007

Countdown



So I'm taking my life back, or so the title of my blog says. I feel a bit weird about writing about me and what I'm doing but here goes.

Tonight is my last night before leaving my job of the past 7 and a half years, it has truly been a labor of love - sometimes heart wrenching and sometimes incredibly gratifying. A bit sad but also exciting all at the same time. My office is insisting on lots of tears from me, but I am putting my armor plating on tonight - they can try but good luck getting me to cry like a baby (which is what I have been holding in for weeks).

So after many years of working really hard in the transportation industry I decided to throw caution to the wind and try something a little different and start living life more fully. Inspired by my friend Teba, I decided to take 3 months off before starting a new job. Check out her amazing blog at www.teba2.blogspot.com. After 2 long lunches in Miami in May, I decided to meet her in Thailand this fall. I had no idea how I was going to manage all of this, the leaving the job, the paying for it, the solo travel and everything else I tend to worry about.

Now it is 5 months later and I have resigned, have a new job lined up, 3 months off and a ticket to Bali. Next week I am driving to Miami at a leisurely pace, where I will see family and friends before I leave on a trip of a lifetime.

Who knows what will happen along the way but I thought this would be a great way to share my experiences with friends and family.....many many thanks to everyone who inspired and encouraged this adventure!

6 comments:

James said...

Well Christina, let me be the first to congratulate you and wish you the all the best on your journey and future endeavors. I have witnessed your 14 hour days, countless flights to god knows where and of course the always on crack berry that followed you EVERYWHERE! If anyone deserves a break, it's you (I need one too but...) be sure to keep us updated as we will be checking daily and annoying you with questions and comments! PEACE OUT HOMIE! – James aka Mr.Allen Child

Carmen said...

You are very fortunate to have been able to work with such great people. But all good things must come to an end and this next phase PROMISES to be exciting!!! Sorry I can't be with you on the 1st part of the journey, but I love you nonetheless!! See you in MIAMI soon!!!

maggie said...

I am so happy you are doing this - you deserve the adventure of a lifetime and am sure your trip will be spectacular! I will most certainly live my life vicariuosly through your travels - what fun! I am very proud that you have taken advantage of the right moment in life and gone forward with these plans! You will never regret it.

Karlene said...

Well Christina,

I've had the opportunity to work with an amazing boss and her hard working team, and you deserving this and much more. I wish you all the adventure, surprises, freindship an deverything this trip will offer. Make the best of it, and we'll all be watching and waith for all the gory details...:).....I wish you all the best Bosslady......Peace & Love!

~~~Simpson Chic~~~

Anonymous said...

Good luck! You will be missed.

TEBA said...

The warmest of welcomes to this new life! You are the boss now! Picture yourself tugging up the slope of a rollercoaster ride... all the emotions you get on the ride and so much more will come to you. but hey, you know me... I am the world's greatest advocate of this, and thank you for including me in your inspiration list! :-) I look forward to hearing all about it and perhaps bumping into you along the way. Let the good times roll baby! All my love and best wishes, Teba