How I've spent my unemployment...

I'm a strong believer in making lemonade with the lemons that life throws at you. In 2008 as my company slowly lost work, lay-offs were eminent. I swore that I would make the most of my unemployment and travel. Little did I know that "unemployment" would last 2+ years, and I'd end up becoming self-employed instead. Marvelous. So for all you who didn't know where I was when I disappeared out of town... here I was! (And I just noticed I traveled every month from July 2009 to now... so crazy)  

*click on the links below for a blog post about the adventure!

2008

07.23 laid off 09.19-09.23 Oahu, Hawaii 11.03-11.19 Shanghai and Beijing

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2009

02.12-02.17 San Diego & Disneyland 03.04-03.07 Disneyland 03.24-04.06 Australia/New Zealand 04.09-04.12 Las Vegas & Utah 07.22-07.30 Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas 08.14-08.17 SLO 09.02-09.10 New York 09.10-09.18 San Antonio 09.18-09.20 Corpus Christi 09.20-09.22 San Antonio 10.06-10.07 Las Vegas 10.21-10.28 New York 11.10-11.19 Washington, DC 11.19-11.24 Seattle 12.03-12.21 Thailand/Cambodia

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2010

01.21-01.23 Georgia 01.23-01.25 San Antonio 01.25-01.27 Fort Collins 02.07-02.23 Peru 03.07-03.11 Las Vegas 03.19-03.24 New York 03.27-02.03 Dominican Republic & Haiti 04.16-04.20 Atlanta 05.11-05.13 Las Vegas 06.04-06.06 Las Vegas 06.09-06.15 Louisiana 07.14-07.19 Seattle 08.04-08.09 Fargo, North Dakota 08.09-08.17 New York 08.17-08.22 Virginia and Pennsylvania 08.22-08.25 Phoenix 09.30-10.04 Las Vegas 10.25-10.27 Orange County 10.28-11.09 North Carolina 11.09-11.16 New York 11.18-11.21 Long Beach 12.04-12.06 Disneyland 12.27-12.31 North Carolina

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2011

01.01-01.04 North Carolina 01.11-01.12 Disneyland 02.20-02.24 Las Vegas 03.06-03.10 Vancouver 03.10-03.12 Southern California

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TBD ?.... Greece ?.... South Africa ?.... China ?.... Australia ?.... Spain

And here's my favorite quote.....