I left Medford last Monday and headed up to my sister and brother-in-law’s house, staying a night with some good friends in Corvallis along the way. Evacuating the city that night was surprisingly overwhelming: tough goodbyes followed by hours of hectic last-minute packing (I don’t know how I underestimated the workload by so much) and then the four-hour drive north in an unbelievably packed hatchback. I was also a little worried… Continue reading: Relocation | 2 Comments
Last Thursday was my last day at the office, and until then I never knew how many mean-spirited people I worked with. As soon as they found out I was leaving, my coworkers did everything they could to make it hard for me.
“Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.” – Henry Ford
Preparing for my upcoming trip abroad, I’ve tried to strike a balance between the two viewpoints above. Really, I have. Taking Henry Ford’s philosophy to heart, I’ve read plenty of travel books about Europe to prepare myself for specifics like visa laws and travel finance. But… Continue reading: Preparation | 4 Comments