This is a portion of an email that we received from a true escapist, Meg:
Hello, My name is Meg and I have always been a fan of your motto, “Quit your job. Buy a Ticket. Get a tan. Fall in love. Never Return.” The first time I saw one of your stickers was on the dashboard of a car in my dorm parking lot. I immeditely went online and ordered a bunch of them to spread the love. I went to school in St. Augustine Florida at Flagler College which is right near the beach and in a pretty laid back town. I did not learn to appreciate the motto completely until after I graduated. After spending my last summer in St. Augustine, I moved up to Boston to find a “real job”. Being far from the beach, having to trudge to work in 10 degree weather in exhausting amounts of snow and not seeing a palm tree or sunlight for 4 months, I decided I had given Boston enough of my time and called for a change. A friend of mine was living in Hawaii and loving it. She had also attended Flagler with me and knew how much I was craving some beach and palm tree time. So after 10 months of living in Boston, I decided to quit my job ( I was working in an office for 9 hours a day with eye surgery products), buy a ticket ( still working on that, Hawaiin airlines tends to fluctuate) get a tan (never thought I would not have one) fall in love ( I do have a love ;) and never return. (maybe back to the mainland, but never to a cubicle ever again).
Attached is a picture of me trying to make Island Life work in Boston…. :)
Let me know what you think…
Thanks for your time,
Meg from Florida->Boston->Hawaii
Meg, we think it’s awesome! Good Luck and keep us posted!