So how did this opportunity come to me? Well, one day at work a few of us were having lunch. My boss, Majid, had just returned from speaking at a conference in Berlin and we got to talking about travel what it was like to live in and travel to a real city (unlike the sprawl that is LA). I mentioned how I really would like someday not to be tied to a geographic location and even buy a round-the-world ticket so I can travel and work from anywhere. So he said, “if that’s what you want to do, you should do it.” Now, maybe Majid didn’t think I would really do it, but give me an opening like that and I will take it! He then asked me how many days I would want to take until I would return. My answer of 365 days later didn’t go over too well. He said he was thinking more like “Around the world in 80 days.” And so, that set forth this plan in motion. My first thought was, “I’m really going to do this.” My second thought was, “how the heck am I going to pay for this?” But to have this opportunity was too golden to pass up.