I put in my letter of resignation today. My last day will be September 9, 2005. It actually wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be for me or my company. Nobody is taking this personally. Everyone seems to understand why I want to travel, which I really appreciate. It's not easy to make a huge change in your life without some support.
For the next month, I'm sure I'll do a lot of reflecting back on my corporate career. In some ways, the last five years have flown by, but in others, it seems like I've been here forever. Time has a funny way of doing that.
I'm getting really excited about my trip. It was just a distant dream when I starting thinking about it, but now it is becoming a reality. I'm sure it will be a positive experience for me, and I hope you get to live vicariously through me for a little bit. Maybe you'll even get the travel bug and I'll be reading your blog in a year!