Been quite busy with work and other things lately and have not updated the blog in some time. Just visited part of the Bourbon Trail down in Kentucky with a buddy’s bachelor party, I’ll do a blog on it in a bit. Just started (quite quickly) getting cooler around Chicago as our track season comes to an end. Got a common quirk in the BRZ to address and a WRX that went from a bit to a bit more broken after my handy work… oops.
The biggest recent news is I decided to leave my prior job as a sales engineer for IBM. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot, but with all these miles, and nothing really restricting me from longer term travel, I wanted to be able to work (real) remotely and that was not something I could do in such a dynamic and customer facing position. I’ve taken a new role now as a full on regular employee (a first in my career by the way I view my work history) at a major US based bank, which is going to allow me to work remotely. I don’t plan on leaving until January 2016, as I’m best man at a friend’s wedding in October, Thanksgiving is in November, and Christmas in December – but after that, I’m looking to start roaming.
I’m not sure where off to first – I have a fairly wide range of potential first stops to settle on. Columbia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Thailand, and the Philippines are all on the list as potential first month targets. Think I may be leaning more towards the latter… I’m also looking for track day bros to show me around to their local race tracks, to get a ride and hopefully figure out some way to even drive on them. We’ll see how this all shakes out…