Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Transition - Escaping the Office Cube

The 3 weeks that followed my epiphany passed at breakneck speed. Perhaps it's because I was knee deep in researching vaccinations, getting vaccinated, selling our stuff on craigslist, moving to a new apartment and wrapping up things at work. In fact, our apartment currently looks like this....

Today is the first day of my career break. I've been looking forward to this day for a long time now. I have often fantasized that on the first day of my career break, I'll be sipping coffee at the Guggenheim museum cafe or blogging from my Macbook Air at a Starbucks in the city, or maybe even going for a run along the never-ending waterfront along the Hudson. 

However, I spent the day organizing my new life, running errands, working out and watching tv. This is certainly a lifestyle change. I'm not going to lie, there is a sense that something is amiss when I am sitting at home watching Ellen at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. I almost feel guilty for my new life. But then again, Ellen Degeneres has made me laugh more times today than I can count in the last few months. Why should I feel guilty for enjoying my day?

Today is the day I've escaped my office cube. We're still working on picking up packing cubes to start our round the world journey. Over the coming weeks, I trust that we can jump over those final preparation hurdles and soon embark on our journey! Come join us!  

What was your first day of career break like? Were you reminiscing your old life? Or embracing your new life? 

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