So rather or not you thought my life sucked, or you thought it was awesome, or it was somewhere in between, something was at least off for me. I think part of it was that I was about to turn 30 years old and I felt like I was losing myself in corporate America after being in it for almost 7 years. I was doing well in my career but ultimately I wasn’t happy and really where I wanted to be. But on the flip side, I really liked the people I was working with. My co-worker and clients actually became my legit friends. Although we worked hard, and we did work hard, we played hard and we were really like a family. I don’t know how many times they helped me plan a surprise or select a gift for Najah (that would be my girlfriend). Or when it was just after 6 p.m. and things started quieting down, it would turn into a Karaoke session. When you have a van full of consultants that are taking calls on the way up to a vineyard to get inebriated or when you reach a milestone and you decide to pop champagne in the parking lot, or you make unsanctioned trip to Tijuana, you know you have something special. Some of my fondest memories have been with working with people on this project. Tear, tear. So if you can’t tell I was hella confused.
However, I still had a choice to make. Continue with my routine or take on a reckless but potentially very uplifting opportunity of a gap-year.