Friday, April 11, 2008
Alaska on my mind.
I'm heading to Alaska in June with a couple of amigos. One of which happens to be an Alaskan native. It seems that the closer the calendar gets to June, the more my thoughts are consumed by Alaska and what it looks like.
I've been watching too much Survivor Man marathons this Winter. I want to eat a raw salmon pulled from the Kenai River like Les Stroud.
Seriously though, on a related note about vacation and adventure, I want to point out the irony of life. When I was in college I had no money but I had an abundance of time that was more than likely wasted foolishly. Fast forward to the present tense. I have plenty of money but I lack the time to do anything with it.
As it stands now I receive three weeks of vacation per year. Ideally, I would like to have some sort of career where I could take a month to two months off and do some adventure travel or take a sabbatical to promote humanitarian causes in third world countries.
Closing thought... I guess it is safe to say that for the majority of working Americans it is hard to strike the right balance between time and money. In the mean time I'm going to keep plugging away at work and dreaming of adventure.