Tag Archives: Thailand

Thai “I’m Never Leaving” Land.

Thailand was in a nutshell, breathtaking. Did you know that one of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that you don’t have to return to a work inbox of 1,000+ emails? Now, figuring out how you’re going to pay for said Thailand trip on unemployment is a whole other issue…but it was worth every cent.

To sum it up in a few short details:

  • I crashed an ATV, was told I was a liability and I could no longer drive, so I had to ride on the back of a boy’s ATV for the tour gripping him. I don’t think he minded.
  • There were lady boys.
  • We rode elephants. Elephants poop a lot.
  • Beaches. So many beaches.
  • 5:00 is Happy Hour in every pool bar in Thailand.
  • I have developed an affinity for seasickness in my older years.
  • Bangkok gets a bad rep. It’s a cool place with too much traffic (much like Los Angeles).
  • I dived off a dock into the South China Sea. That’s rad.

All I have to say is: when are we going back?!

KohPhiPhi

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It Got Worse.

Well 2014, you did not live up to what you were supposed to be. Unfortunately, I lost my job in a round of layoffs last week. Yes, apparently layoffs still happen in this economy. We’re still in a recession, people.

It doesn’t take a genius to know that I wasn’t very happy at what I was doing (Excel — I’m talking about you), but it’s always a true shock when your livelihood is ripped out from under you. And when you’re a Type A personality, you don’t really know what to do with all of your newfound free time (and limited budget).

In an attempt to not fall down the angry, dark hole that I so badly want to crawl into, I’ve been training myself to look at the silver linings. In no particular order —

  1. I didn’t have to go to work Monday morning, so I got to really enjoy myself at a Super Bowl party. Which was helpful because it was such a boring game to watch without the aid of mimosas.
  2. I had been on 3 dates with a man that I had determined I did not like by Date #3. Turns out, telling a guy that you won’t date him anymore because you are unemployed and may move cities is the perfect, “I’m not an asshole, I just have bad circumstances” way to get out of dating him.
  3. I can pursue any and all work crushes who were previously off-limits.
  4. I still get to go on vacation and now I don’t have to return to 2,000+ work emails. Thailand, see you in 6 days.
  5. The sky is the limit.