Reflections on one (and a half) years post-Procter

I meant to write a post near my 1 year anniversary of leaving P&G, but it’s one of those things that just keeps on getting put aside. So here I am, almost one and a half years after I left the full time corporate world. It’s a great backdrop for reflection… I’m sitting at the pool of my apartment complex at 10:30 PM. There’s something Zen about being in the dark near a gurgling whirlpool overlooking teal blue water lit up by lights. read more

Working on vacation… vacationing while working?

My ultimate dream is to be able to work from anywhere I want. And by anywhere, I mean on a beautiful beach. I came across Neville’s post on NevBlog and he was bragging about his mobile office… on the beaches of Puerto Rico. He calls it a “workcation.”

I have a couple of similar experiences that really inspired me… One was on a trip to Hawaii. The first thing my friends said to me was “how sad is it that you’re working on vacation.” But little do they know… I was vacationing while working. The vision is to vacation while working, not working while on vacation. read more

East Coast Road Trip – The Sequel

Last night I returned from my 2.5 week baseball road trip out to the east coast! The map below shows all the places I visited over those 2.5 weeks. Here are some fun facts from this trip:

  • Distance driven: 2,449 miles
  • Cities visited: 14
  • Brewers record during my trip: 6-9 (were in first place in the Central Division when I started, fell out of first place when I ended)
  • Brewers record in games I attended: 1-2
  • % of Meals including lobster: 28.9% (11 out of 38, including breakfast twice… lobster omelets!)
  • Consecutive days having lobster: 6 (thanks to Jean for ordering a lobster sushi roll on June 25 in Connecticut for the sole purpose of keeping the streak alive)
  • Halls of Fame visited: 3 (Rock and Roll, Baseball, and Basketball… I did pass near the football HOF and by the US Soccer HOF, and apparently the volleyball HOF also)
  • Most random thing I saw: Stephen King’s house in Bangor, Maine
  • Best meal: Katz Deli in New York City… the pastrami was so good it almost melted in your mouth!

Had a great time! It’s amazing how much time I spent out on the road, and I still ran out of time (and meals). read more