It was like a dream to explore new cities, camp in national parks, and catch up with friends and family. I had visited specific cities prior to this trip, but flying doesn’t paint a clear picture of the country.
I got to see pine trees turn to palm. I can now pinpoint where you’ll hit your first “y’all.” I watched the terrain transform into a Mars-like red in the Southwest.
If you’ve read this far I wanted you to see a bit of who I am as a person, as our personalities fuel what we do professionally. I laugh at the notion of duality, that we have a professional and personal version of ourselves that somehow operate independently. They’re intertwined and play off of each other.
Back to the story: I got to experience the people first-hand, rather than the news painting a city or state to be a certain way based on the issues putting them in the spotlight.
I highly recommend everyone embark on such an adventure at some point in their life.
Other fun facts:
I’m equally in awe of Ina Garten and Trent Reznor.
I believe in constant learning and growth.
I get really uncomfortable around complainers.
Tina Fey will never fail to make me laugh.
Boredom does not exist in my vocabulary.
I believe there’s far more good in this world than we give it credit for.