"If confusion is the first step toward knowledge, I must be a genius," Larry Keisner
How did we get to where we are today: living in a Thai-style house, surrounded by greens, thatched-roof gazebos, spotted doves, and geckos down a quiet soi (alley) in the city of Chiang Rai, Thailand?
It all started when, in my not so distant past as a nurse working in Pennsylvania, USA, I developed a knack for getting fired. First, I got fired from my seven-year job as assistant director of nursing in a large nursing home; the not-for-profit company had been taken over by a for-profit company, my boss had died, and the new company wanted new blood. Plus, I was told I was “aggressive.” So I took time off to get my graduate degree in nursing leadership and eventually got another job in nursing management. I resigned from that job after a year, then promptly got fired from another job after only a week; I was told I “didn’t fit.”
Together we made a plan. We purchased our Adventure Cycling Association Maps, bought bicycling touring gear, made our packing lists, and shut down the house. A week after my last day on the job, my husband and I took off on a self-supported cycling trip from Pennsylvania to Florida ( posts to follow), cycling 1800 miles in 23 days. Upon returning home (we flew home for a friend’s wedding), we worked on our apartment buildings for two months, and made preparations for a cycling trip to Southeast Asia.
"A bird does not sing because it has an answer, It sings because it has a song," Maya Angelon