2010 Recap – Work & Travel

by Jamie Sanford on December 31, 2010

Let’s get into some 2010 recap business!  3 hours left this year!

Quit my previous job after 8 years, found a new job I really enjoy and that actually uses a large majority of my skill set. This made an enormous impact on my life, I am much happier than I was in that job and I had no idea how being unfulfilled by my job was affecting me so much until it wasn’t anymore. I miss the people I used to work with, but I can’t really say I miss the job at all.


  • January – Las Vegas for work.

Brahma Shrine at Caesar's Palace.

  • April – Flew to Florida and then solo road-tripped for 8 days in a hot rented Mustang.  I also met my new nephew, Cooper the Boston Terrier.
Cooper and his towel.

Cooper and his towel - April 2010.

  • May – Weekend trip to Provincetown, MA – stayed in a bed & breakfast and had an amazing whale-watching experience.
Blowhole 3.

Humpback Whale - Provincetown, MA.

Here is a video from that whale-watching trip that my husband took.  You can hear my shutter in the background taking tons of pictures.

  • August – Short trip to Savannah, GA in (super steamy) for my new job.
  • September – Crazy weekend in St. Louis, MO. Saw 2 friends from high school, which was amazing, and made some new friends too.
Mike, Jamie, David in the elevator.

Mike, Jamie, David in the elevator - September 2010.

  • September – Less than 2 days after getting back from St. Louis, Will and I were on a plane to FL. Rented another car, this time a brand-new 2011 yellow Camaro. We visited various locations again to see friends, go to Kennedy Space Center, check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal, and attend my nephew’s confirmation.
Collage from Trip to Kennedy Space Center - September 2010.

Collage from Trip to Kennedy Space Center - September 2010.

I didn’t travel nearly as much in 2010 as I did in years prior. The new job and related lack of paid vacation days put a damper on the traveling.

To be continued….

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Could I Quit My Day Job?

by Jamie Sanford on May 24, 2010

Well, I did.  I do have another one though.

I have completed my first week in the new position of Internet Marketing Manager at Noritake, specifically working in the tabletop division (you’ll note that I’ve linked right to the Noritake China site – there’s a new site coming soon).  It is a new position within the organization, and I’m very excited about the opportunity.

I got some lovely responses on Twitter when I mentioned that it was my first day, and I responded to thank my Twitter and blogger family members, many of whom have helped me to learn more about so many topics that have contributed to my knowledge base – the knowledge base that I knew would help me to find a new position.

This is one in a series of posts pulled from Chris Brogan’s “100 blog topics I hope YOU write.” (#53)

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