Phase 1: Thank you and Goodbye! The backstory.

  1. For 30 years, I lived in Minnesota.  It was nice.
  2. In spring 2016, I moved to Boston for work.  It was great!  Mostly because of the wonderful people.  But it was also harder than I thought to try something new.
  3. Some things happened in my personal life – with my family and my health.  It turned my world upside down.  It made me think about what was important in my life.
  4. As part of my transition back to reality, I went to a retreat in the woods in Vermont.  I met amazing women who were also working on getting through difficult times.  I knew I needed a change.  I wasn’t ready to make it.
  5. I took a trip to Greece by myself.  I was scared if I could do it and if I could have fun.  It was an aaaaaahmazing trip.
  6. My company announced they are moving to Connecticut.  Coincidentally, they made the announcement one year to the day that I had moved out to Boston AND while I was on a sailboat with new friends in Santorini.  I didn’t really want to move.  I told the company as much.  They promised me the world so I said yes.
  7. A couple months later, my company wavered on what they could offer me with the move.  It’s a good company with good people, but I think this was God telling me – YOU DON’T ACTUALLY WANT TO MOVE TO CONNECTICUT!  So a week later, I gave a month’s notice and started planning my big adventure.
  8. My first day of FUNemployment was September 1.  I put my belongings in storage, said goodbye to my friends, and drove my car back to Minnesota.  Now here I am writing this silly blog.
  9. On October 1, I enter Phase 2 of this GREAT ADVENTURE and fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  10. The theme of this story is – there are things I’ve always wanted to do.  I get scared.  If I decide to do it, I end up happy I did it.  I meet wonderful people who make the experience better and help me see the world just a little differently.  It’s awesome.  I can’t wait to see what the next phase has in store. 

    Labor Day weekend farewell tour: sunset over Boston on my friends Erica and Mike’s boat.  Not saying goodbye Boston, just see you later!

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