Tag Archives | career break


Update On Us & Future Plans

If you are confused of our whereabouts lately, I don’t blame you – we’ve been updating our status from all over the place: Facebook is wrapping up our time in Thailand. Twitter is asking questions about Toronto. Instagram has photo updates from our weekend in San Francisco. Linkedin says we’re now employed by a new… Read more…

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An Unexpected Career Path

Hope. Defeat. A break-through. Highs and lows. An unexpected twist. And fate. That pretty much sums the last 5-months for me. To say I’ve been through a process is an understatement. I’ve been through hell.. job hunting hell. Upon returning home from a year of travel, I knew I had two options: I was hoping… Read more…

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On Being Home

Q’s perspective of what it’s been like and life after long-term travel. Since Gerard’s career announcement post, some of you have been asking how things have been going for me so I thought I’d take this time to catch you all up. Reverse culture shock? No, not really. Unlike Gerard, I adjusted back into the… Read more…

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My Career Break Ends Today

I went from corporate world to unemployed to career breaker to this. I really can’t sugar coat that title, it pretty much says it all. But before I make my big announcement, I’d like to share what it has been like for me since coming home from a year of travel. Reverse culture shock? Definitely…. Read more…

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GQ trippin’ Turns 1 Year Old!

It’s insane to think one year ago today, we launched GQ trippin’. This blog was intended to keep our family and friends updated on our adventures around the world. I never imagined it would be where it is today – to have readers, people we don’t know from over 80 countries, take part in our… Read more…

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Disneyland, California 2011

It’s Official, Today I Quit My Job!

Yup, the secret’s out. Today marks the start of a new beginning! *happy dance* The moment of truth “Just rip it off like a band-aid, ” she says. My head down, voice trembling, I muttered, “I’ve decided to leave the company.” Took me a few seconds to built the courage to look up. The next… Read more…

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G | Ilha Grande, Brazil

My Job Quit Me. Now What?

Call it a career break, funemployment.. my 365 day ‘weekend’ starts now! My plan then. I’ve been working while attending school for the last 12 years of my life. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my job doing mail surveys for cash and maintained somewhat of a work/school/life balance, but I felt like I was missing out on… Read more…

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