Published: August 8th 2009August 8th 2009
The best part of living in New York is leaving. I'm off to Switzerland on Tuesday! For fresh mountain air, snow-capped alpine peaks and 9 days of hardcore hiking with a bunch of girls. I cannot wait!!! Lake swims, spa retreats, border crossings to Austria, Germany and Italy .... this is my idea of heaven right now. And best of all, I get to do it by the side of my favorite sister: Sar. But perhaps I should've phrased my opening line a little more sensitively: "The best part of living in New York is it's close proximity to the Big Wide World".
Since finishing work at the Soho office, I'm leaking gallons of free time. Funnily enough, the pub hired two new hostesses the day I requested my fortnight leave, (for a hostessing position that is definitely a one-[wo]man job). Bah! Thankfully my favorite boss from the Soho office lives next door to the pub and pops in regularly to say hi, share his holiday snaps and his hopes to see me back in his office as soon as work picks up. No better time for a vacation I'd say.
Whilst living in Vancouver back in 2001, I
learnt an important lesson regarding priorities. My sense of responsibility got the better of me when I chose job security over a 2-week canoe ride down the Alaskan Yukon River, daredevil camping in grisly bear territory and bathing in crystal blue water. Times were tough in B.C.'s construction industry back then. A week into my mate's canoe adventure I was retrenched. Lost opportunities abound. I will never make the same mistake again!
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