Sunday, April 29, 2007

Blog name, explained

So here's the story about my blog's name. For my 24th birthday, a good friend of mine gave me a rubber bracelet that says "corporate whore" on it, exactly like the one in the header. At first, it was just a silly gift. But now I have made it more. I wear this thing constantly, taking it off only on rare occasions. It's a reminder to push forward until I can break the bond of the 8 to 5. And when I get to New Zealand, the first thing I'm going to do is throw it into the sea. I can't wait!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

My name is Justin and I am a corporate whore

...for now.

I graduated from college in 2005, and since then I have spent somewhere around 500 days in a 6' by 6' box from 8 to 5.

I'm sick of it.

So this fall, I'm going to quit my job and head out into the world. I have moved into my parents' house for a few months, sold nearly all of my possessions and took up a second job. I have a one-way ticket to Auckland, New Zealand on Sept. 9 and I cannot wait.

Until then, I'll use this place to document some of my research for my trip and post some of my inspiration.

And in the meantime, you can also check out my blog from my trip to Taiwain and Thailand in January: