Life’s Unexpected Changes: Escape From the Rat Race?

Rat Race

In the past, I’ve avoided posting (boring) personal stuff here. I’ve decided to change that and give you updates on out-of-the-ordinary events that creep up from time to time.

I’ve just about finished my role as a volunteer with a local charity in Guyana. It’s been an interesting experience and I can safely say that I’ve learnt a lot over the last few months. Although the original plan was to go back to corporate life with Accenture in London, I’ve had a recent change of heart and decided to turn down the offer (mainly due to my irrational hatred of neck-ties).

I will be winding up in Guyana over the next 2 weeks and then saying hello to Surinam and Brazil before heading to GOA with pitstops in Bangalore and Singapore. The plan also involves backpacking around Goa for a month or more, running an ultramarathon in Bangalore in November, reconnecting with my roots (beer and beaches) and then taking it as it comes. While the next 2 months are going to be fun filled and hectic with tons of travelling, the future is scary and exciting at the same time.

For now, thank you for following my journey and stay tuned for stories, pictures and videos of my travels.

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10 Comments on “Life’s Unexpected Changes: Escape From the Rat Race?

  1. hi Jason – How I admire your great decision and travel plans! I certainly look forward to your stories and pictures of the world less tread by someone who enjoy more comfort in travel.

    All the best and enjoy….

    • Thanks Janice 🙂
      Will definitely post some pics here to try and convince people that there’s so much out there to see and do (and so little time)

  2. Would it be the cheesiest thing to say that I am filled with equal parts admiration, inspiration, envy and jealousy?

    For all the stifling-ness of neck-tie-jobs, they do keep the pocket nice and fattened up and it takes a brave and sagacious man to have it all and then give it up. It took me a little more than a year to take such a step, but you’re being far more exciting and maverick!

    I’m bookmarking you on my blog, if you don’t mind. I’ll be back to read more! Good luck 🙂

    • thanks for following…

      just checked out your blog. love the banner. im sitting in my office in Guyana right now and its 35 degrees right now with the humidity at 90% – would kill for some nimbu paani (or a beer).

      good luck in NYC!!

  3. It’s not a rat in that picture.

    By the way…nice postings about your experience in Brazil…I had no idea how Boa Vista was like.

    • Clever boy…it’s a civet that is used to manufacture Kopi Luwak

      I’ve got a few more pics and vids of Brazil and those will come up soon. Also heading back to Manaus next week, planning to take a boat ride on the Amazon..

  4. I feel the same way about the corporate world. Although I have more issues with cubicles than neck-ties!

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