I've spent the last few days wrapping up the 6-month leadership training I began back in May. I didn't know what I was getting into back then, however it turned out to be a great experience, and I'm going to miss those few days in Richmond each month.
I ate like there was no tomorrow – danced like no one was watching – and sang a surprise karaoke rendition of Billy Joel's “It's Still Rock ‘n Roll To Me.”
I have one week left in my Arlington apartment, and it feels like I have so much to do in the next 7 days:
- Continue giving away and selling stuff
- Draft and deliver my resignation (Monday)
- Reserve and buy my first few flights (via AirTreks.com – thus committing to a departure date)
- Apply for health insurance (leaning toward IMG Global – probably going to skip travel insurance)
- Finalize my MP3 player
- Complete final 3 physical therapy visits and get my new orthotics fitted
- Attend DC United playoff game #2 (Nov 1)
- Get packing supplies and pack (Nov 2), and move (Nov 3)
- Get my windshield replaced, car detailed and photographed, and start advertising it online
I think it'll all be downhill once I let the cat out of the bag at work Monday morning. Short of telling them I'm joining the Marines like my brother, I think the message that I'm quitting to travel around the world in 5 weeks is about as shocking a message as I could deliver. Especially coming from someone like me who presents a straight-laced personality in the office!