Back when I decided to take this trip, I mentioned the idea to my current boss, and even though she seemed hesitant, she told me I just needed to give her a months notice so she could find someone to fill in for me. So when I told her I was going to book the tickets and start this journey 6 months from then, I figured I gave her plenty of notice, but I was still a little surprised she didn’t change her mind and fire me on the spot. Well, three months later and I am now training my replacement.
Now that news of a possible double dip recession is coming and the unemployed are just giving up searching for a new job, my thoughts that I made the right decision started to waver. However, I am a believer in signs, and whenever my mind starts to change like this, I always ask for one. Sometimes it doesn’t come right away, and it might not be in the form I expect, but yesterday one decided to show up…
Only a half day of work, three-day weekend a head of me, I decided to run some errands before going home. I wasn’t thinking about having to find another job or any of my travel plans, but as I parked my car and looked up, there it was, just a sign on a door, but a sign nonetheless. First I saw the words GLOBAL TRAVELER, then looked further down and saw PUBLICATIONS.
Of all the times I parked in this lot I never noticed this before. From the name on the door, I had a feeling what this office was. I was tempted to go in, but I know how uncomfortable it is when people just drop by the office I work in and either ask about a job or about wanting to be a model. So I just decided to research it when I got home. I found out it is a travel magazine, and the articles do cover destinations around the globe. There is a contact page on their website, so I’m planning on doing just that after the holiday. Even if nothing comes of it, it was the sign I needed to keep me on the right path. This is what I’m supposed to be doing, and I’m grateful for the confirmation.