About Me

Hi folks.  Thanks for reading my blog.  It seems only fair to share a little insight into myself. So here goes:

I believe in the cosmic joke – that everything is, in some way, amusing.  I am an HR professional.  I am a travel-obsessed neat freak.  I am sarcastic, almost to a fault.  I have a very dry sense of humor which I have to temper from time to time.  I am an ISTJ.  I enjoy a life of weight fluctuations.  I like to poke fun at myself all the time.  I love a great adventure.  I am a live music junkie.  I am a bookworm and super nerd.  I think writing is becoming a lost art.  I deeply admire my friends.  I love and respect my family.

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traveljunkE (me)

I’ve got a couple of sections of my blog…so here’s a little about each of them:

Road Trip U.S.A.:  This is my first attempt at blogging, so judge away.  Some background – I lived in Baltimore from 2011 to 2015 – relocated there for work – where I was working my tookus off, and enjoying a pretty fantastic, fast growing career.  Although I loved my job and my team, after working in Corporate America for nearly 10 years, I decided to take a break and make a move back to my hometown of Charleston, SC to start a new gig with a new employer…eventually.

I chose to take 4 months off between jobs – to be voluntarily unemployed.  It’s a period of time I like to refer to as my funemployment (I highly recommend it to anyone).  I had the travel bug (again), so I hopped in my Jeep and set out on a 7-week road trip around much of the USA.  My end-goal was ultimately to hit the rest of the 50 states that I had yet to travel to and also hit some repeats.  This section of the blog follows my road-trip around the USA, including pictures at many of the stops (some are working, some are not – sorry if they aren’t loading).  Hence, ‘girl.jeep.road’.

The general plan

The general plan for my road-trip

 

14 Days on the Colorado: I love a great adventure and exploring the outdoors, especially when you can find those remote spots where you can be completely disconnected from everything that distracts us on a regular basis.  I like being able to shut off the phone and throw it into the bottom of a bag, leave it in the trunk of a car, and to not have any reason to need or want it.  To close out my funemployment, I joined my dad on a 14-day river trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It had been nearly 18 years since my last visit to the magical Grand Canyon, and this section follows my dad and I along our rafting trip. Which was epic to say the least.

 

Can You Help Me Understand?:  There’s no rhyme or reason to what I write about on this section or when I decide to post (I do work full-time) – but it keeps me entertained when I can find time to write about something random.

Anyways – thanks for reading!
– traveljunkE

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