Sitting in my office on a Friday evening having caught glimpses of the gorgeous sunset whilst im typing away, I get the urge to get in my car, drive to the airport and fly out, anywhere but faraway.
A few emails later and the next thing I know the sky is pitch dark and its well past 8pm and I am forcing myself to close up and head home. The pressure, the adrenaline rush and sense of achievement are great. The exhaustion, lack of energy and desire to simply rest on a couch recuperating is less motivating.
I realized how much time I spend in my glass and concrete cage and how little time I get outside of it experiencing the world.
This is the source of motivation for my mid-twenties crisis, one I have now baptized my Corporate Runaway!
Being the responsible adult I usually am, the safest way to do this Runaway is to save and plan.
The goal? To travel 15 countries in 15 weeks, which works out to about 3 or more month trip.
Why? To learn about life beyond what any schooling / training could ever teach you. All that which you can not be taught but can only experience.
When? in twelve months.
How? With an angel to help me, lots of research and diligent saving to make this Corporate Runaway a succesfful one.
Please join me as I start preparing for my journey.
November 13th 2011
I have for a week consecutively just arrived home, slept before 9 and woken up exhausted for admitedly an exciting adrenaline filled day but one that seems to be draining the remnant energy from me. So, I'm at a bit of a crossroads, I want to plan my getaway, no correction, rather I feel I probably need to get away to be able to feel human again. I have been asked to make a trip back to south america early next year which, as much as my hearts in it to go, would squeeze my prospective Corporate Runaway budget and eat away at my limited days. Decisions decisions decisions. Or do I just use this as an excuse and take a 3 month sabatical in south america instead? Exciting thought. But then I'd have to do ... read more
September 28th 2011
Whilst sitting at lunch today, one which I ran to the carpark to, high heels and all (apparently this was quite entertaining for my colleague who was watching all this from the kitchen) and then sped at 80 Ks to arrive comparatively on time. So, over lunch I was discussing my working schedule which involves four long days and a short day (Remnants of the old colonial past of the island) and then whilst explaining my schedule I realized it really is a fortunate work arrangement to get an afternoon to yourself. My problem? I rarely force myself out on time to actually enjoy it. BUT, keeping in mind that I can't burn out before my Corporate Runaway, I left a minute early. Handed over notes to my colleague and punctually went from responsible professional to ... read more
September 25th 2011
Its Sunday evening before I am back in the office tomorrow morning, and I am contempating arriving an hour early so that I can leave on time. a. because I have a gym subscription I spent over 300 euros on and havent made it to a single class last week and b. because after a weekend contemplating my Corporate Runaway I think the only way ill survive the next 12 months is if I do my best not to burn-out before then. So, in between walking my dog and cooking a Quiche Lorraine today I did some research and I have this incling to go to Thailand. Asia really in its entirety because of each continent its the one I've least travelled. I think there, immersed in completely different cultures, on my own I will get ... read more