Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The Endless Summer
My wife, a retired investment banker, and I have sold our beautiful house, sold both the sports car and the SUV, and I’ve also quit my job as an airline pilot. Now, homeless and jobless, but with cash in pocket, there’s nothing holding us back. We want to see the world and, maybe, I can make a little money as a travel and adventure writer and photographer.
At 42, I’m considered to be in the prime of life. And, as a Boeing 777 Captain working for one of the best airlines in the world, I can think of no other job I want to do. Leaving it all behind is one of the scariest things I have ever done.
I don’t know what lies ahead. That’s the adventure.
A message to my colleagues:
The past 19 years with Singapore Airlines have been the best in my life. I joined the airline as a young man, and have grown up and matured here. My best wishes to all of you, and hope that your lives continue to be filled with joy.
Photo: Dawn, somewhere over Australia. Taken with a Canon 350D, 10-22mm lens, fill flash.