The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
On Sunday morning, January 1, 2012, I reviewed my profile on TripIt, a social network that shares your travel schedule with your friends. My travel stats told me that in 2011 I had traveled to 71 cities in nine countries and had been on the road 230 days.
From 2009 to 2013, I was gone an average of 180 days a year. That’s almost two-thirds of each year gone. Away from home. No connection to family, friends, or the community other than living my personal life through Facebook.
What a drag.
Before I was married, I would go on first-time dates and have to ask the date to wait another six weeks before the second date was possible. When Up in the Air released, ...