I’m a truant. But I’m not a total free spirit. Despite being raised Irish Catholic, I somehow internalized that Protestant work ethic. So even though I want to be playing, there’s a nagging voice in the back of my mind telling me there’s other stuff I should be doing.
Fortunately, I’m in travel. And that helps me escape that nagging voice at least some of the time.
“Hey!” I told a former boss who wondered about me leaving early for vacation in order to get a free flight using miles, “I’m in the travel business, so, if I’m traveling, I’m working!” And he bought it! He’s in the travel business, too.
My job: covering the nuts and bolts of travel: retailing, computer systems, distribution, fascinating stuff that most travelers never see or think about. It is a wild, wacky business full of brilliant characters.But I’m not a total geek. I love the world and the people in it. I travel as much as I can. I take my family with me. One reason I love travel so much: it blows you out of your daily rut. In our workaholic world, being a mindful truant is a good thing.
Visiting new places and talking to new people gives you new perspectives not just on our fascinating world, but on yourself and what all you can do. For instance–see me jumping in this video?