At first I had planned to type out the fact that I was a former Healthcare IT professional turned traveler, but after some thought I realized that
I wasn’t very professional I’ve been a traveler for as long as I can remember.
At first it was just the occasional trip from A to B using my Delta flight benefits. Later, it was one-night trips to Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, and a host of other places – sometimes to see a cool band play, other times just to roam around. All of this was based in the USA though, and after a while this wasn’t enough. Eventually I did a study abroad program in Scotland, which served as a great launching point to fly into all of the other Western European countries I wanted to see. Not content with Europe, in graduate school I created an internship learning Spanish and moved down to Argentina. Somehow at graduation I ended up with a job in Ukraine touring most of the former Soviet Union for work. After that, my job in healthcare had me living at the airport. I traveled regularly to a half-dozen US cities and averaged more than a trip per week during my final year with Epic.
And now? Although this wasn’t the plan when I quit my job, perhaps it was always meant to be. I’ve got a one way ticket to SouthEast Asia, a 35L backpack, and the idea that eventually, somewhere, at some point, I’ll come “home” (or at least figure out where it is).