Keeping Travel a Secret from Work
Image: Greg Knapp
As I planned my epic trip to Asia, I kept it a secret from my company for several months. It was NOT easy. In fact, the most difficult part was not being able to be open about it on this blog!
I wrote a guest post on this exact subject for A Pair of Panties and Boxers. I was happy to write for Monica, the girl behind the blog, whom I had the pleasure of meeting in New York this summer.
“Are you going to Southeast Asia?”
I swivel around to see a coworker standing at the edge of my cubicle, pointing to the copy of Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring sticking out of my purse.
I think quickly. “Thailand for Christmas. Well, I’m thinking about it. Not sure yet.” I could also be in Laos or Cambodia or Vietnam.
“Nice.” My coworker gives me a thumbs up. “I’d love to go to Thailand.”
Thailand for Christmas. I guess that could be my story from now on.
It wasn’t a lie, exactly. It’s just that Thailand for Christmas happened to be one small part of a seven-month jaunt through Southeast Asia…