As a 20+ year veteran of both the technical and editorial sides of news production, (18 of which spent at CNN in Atlanta) I decided it was time to pursue other goals and interests. I sold my home to take a furlough from my career and go on an adventure through the United States to expand my horizons.
This life-changing decision has taken me through 43 states and 3 Canadian provinces and has added 60,000 miles to the odometer of my BMW F650GS motorcycle. Along the way, I have met fascinating people, made many friends and learned quite a bit about myself.
Trips that I would recommend would start at hiking to the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park, seeing the sand dunes of Death Valley at sunrise or having a fresh fish dinner either on Prince Edward Island in Canada or on the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Now I have taken some time off from traveling to start a web design business called Listen to the Wind Media. I self-taught myself web design and have started speaking at WordCamps to help others with their craft and business. I am also a co-organizer of the Dayton WordPress Meetup and Dayton WordCamp.
I soon plan to take my business on the road for a couple of months and go back to so many places I loved, and do my work there. That is one of the reasons I chose web design. My office can be anywhere. It sure doesn’t hurt working on my MacBook Pro with pretty scenery, new friends and great hiking around me.
Listen to the Wind