Happy Holidays! Hope your days are good and you find happiness and success in the year to come.
In yet other news because this is a blog and I should write some things as 2017 ends and a new thing gets ready to kick off. This is my last Christmas in the states for a time to yet be realized. End of January I’m done with work and March 1st I fly to Japan and then to Vietnam. This is probably the best gift since about 2011 when I visited Singapore, Japan, and India last. When I go back to work in a week or so, I will only have about 3.5 weeks left to ever work again. This is another gift since I am truly tired of doing IT and its probably tired of me too.
I’ve given a lot of thought to leaving here of late. Its the continuation of a thing for me which started in 2009 or even earlier when I traveled the western United States doing archeology. Back in 2009, I found a full time position which gave me a measure of travel freedom and I could be in Chennai India every few months. I could spend a few days in Singapore as well and take side trips to Japan if I wished. Long time ago, doing professional archeology I was a nomad in many ways and slept in a camper shell on the back of a pickup truck. It was a good and bad existence but the passion doing archeology was always there. It was so much more than the doing of IT.
Now the time has come full circle and I will soon be able to do the one thing in 2011 until 2017 early I never thought I would be able to do. Its not so much about traveling. Traveling has a start and end and I’ve done that. This is different. This is becoming the next chapter of me in 2018 and finding something that has been lost to me. I also have dealt with the remaining financial and other obligations and will be completely debt free in January.
This frees me from worry about having bills still left behind that I have to deal with.
So happy holidays you all. I hope you all find the thing you seek. If its around the corner, in the house with family and friends, or in an airport traveling to a place.