After experiencing The Yacht Week, it’s extremely difficult to adjust back to the real world. I mean… Is there really a way to communicate other than grunting and chest pounding? Turns out, it’s not acceptable to walk around barefoot, in a bikini, and not shower for days at a time.
Two days after returning home from vacation, it was back to the cubicle life for me. I found myself confined in a corporate world buying as many Powerball tickets as possible with dreams of escaping. I was burnt out and ready for something new. Little did I know, a big change was headed my way. About two weeks after returning from vacation I, along with 1,100 other people were told that Thursday January 21, 2016 would be our last day with the company. Severance packages were distributed, computers collected, and ID badges returned. That day, nearly 50% of the company was wiped out.
I don’t think it’s possible to mentally prepare yourself for a layoff. It’s similar to a break-up or a death. I threw myself a “pity-party” for a few days. I may or may not have spent an entire day watching the Kardashians. Then, the Netflix binging began.
My thoughts were running… “What am I going to do now?” Do I immediately rush back into reality and start looking for a new job? The thought of applying, interviewing, and meeting new coworkers is exciting yet, intimidating. I’m not going to settle for just anything, but for something I’m passionate about.
I’ve decided it’s time to focus on me and do what I love for a bit, Travel. I’m 24 years old and have nothing holding me back. Solo road tripping across the U.S. to the West Coast sounds like the perfect adventure. I plan on leaving Houston for an Armed & Hammered Rageunion in Austin. From there, I’m heading west to California and up the coast to Seattle. Several awesome people, even some I just met at The Yacht Week, have offered me places to stay.
Stay tuned for my next post:
How to Prepare for a Solo Road Trip
I’m so excited for all of the adventures to come. I can’t wait to share my experiences, tips and journey with fellow adventurers. My dream is for this blog to help others, whether it is inspiring someone to book their next adventure, or sharing my best packing lists and tips.
- Have you ever road tripped the PCH?
- Do you have any tips on West Coast road trips or stops along the PCH?
I’d love to hear from you. Comment below!
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I’m off to learn how to change a spare…
Until next time,
Lime in my Luggage