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Bali Bound

I’m going to skip my usual digressions and get right to it; I’m moving. When the idea of a move first began, places such as Bend, Oregon, Boulder, Colorado, and Victoria or Vancouver, B.C. were in consideration. Then Chiang Mai, Thailand entered the equation. And then Bali, Indonesia.

It’s kind of funny to look at the spread of possible destinations, as they’re basically on opposite ends of the spectrum. Not to mention the world.

So, why Bali? For one, I said I needed to get creative to fund my endurance pursuit, so I may produce a triathlon calendar titled, “Awkward Transition Moments.” Secondly, I’m sick and tired of California winters. All that sunshine with random bouts of cold fronts and occasional precipitation is too much to handle. Bali is consistent with a year-round average temperature of 31º C.

In all seriousness, I have very little to show for since graduating University. I liked studying Economics, but don’t really feel inclined to discuss the Purchasing Power Parity or provide empirical evidence to back economic theory. I just like to swim, bike, run, climb, and travel.

On second thought, I do have quite a few finishers’ medals…

Anyways, I’m moving to live the dream, because why not? I’ve always felt like an entrepreneur at heart, but stateside, I’ve only been a wantrepreneur. I’m taking action and moving 13,454 km (8,360 miles) in the process.

Racing will still be very much a part of my life, because I love racing. However, I’m going to focus on getting my business going first and foremost. It won’t be easy and I’m not expecting things to fall into place overnight, but I’ll be right at home in this non-traditional pursuit; office life isn’t for me and I’m not keen on working for someone else’s dream.

If I fail, I fail. I have nothing to lose, everything to gain, and the courage to take a chance.

I leave in 5 days.

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  • Suzanne on February 14, 2014

    Sorry to see you go. I wanted to present you a kale bouquet on your last day at track workout. But, alas, I didn’t get the chance. Safe travels!

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