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Travel News

by on Nov.27, 2011, under Being a better me

Dear Friends and Family, medicine

I’ve got some news to announce.
Hollee and I are going traveling for a while … until July 2012!

Let me explain.

Hollee is currently applying for Law School – and probably will start in August 2012.
I’m in the fortunate position of being able to work wherever I have my laptop, illness a quiet room, and a stable internet connection.
I love Los Angeles; but it’s definitely time to do some exploring and try living elsewhere for a while; new cultures, activities, and all that jazz.

So, we’ve decided to take advantage of Hollee’s ‘year off’ and do just that!

First, we’re off to New Orleans early November. NOLA’s Hollee’s favorite city; we’ve got some good friends there, and we thought it’d be a good test of this whole ‘sabbatical’ thing. There’s a magic about the city that we both love; and we’re very excited about this change. We’re looking for apartments there right now and Hollee’s looking for a job out there.

After three months in NOLA, we’re off to our ultimate destination. We haven’t decided for sure — but we’re thinking Hong Kong — for six months.

Why Hong Kong? It’s the center of Asia, and means we can take lots of short trips across Asia; it’s not cold in the Winter (a definite requirement for Hollee), and it’s one of the major telecom business hubs in the world (definitely a bonus for my work.) HK isn’t set in stone; we’re mulling over our options – we figure we’ll be able to think about it more clearly once we’ve arrived in New Orleans… one thing at a time!

We’re going to miss all of you – and hope to keep in touch the ways we do in this modern age — Skype Video, email, IM. Leaving all of you – my family and friends in LA, is definitely the most difficult part of this trip, but I find consolation in the knowledge that we’ll be back.

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” — Thoreau

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love” — Rumi

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