Traveling feels like hitting the reset button on life any time stress piles up. I'm a little jealous how worldly some of the people on here seem to be - good on ya. So far, I've stuck tacks in India, Thailand, Peru, Australia (cheating) and lots of places around North America. Not bad for a recovering workaholic, but it's only getting better from here. Next up is Japan.
My day job is in big data (kind of like the oktrends blog - check it out if you haven't already, it's great). It's nearly impossible to explain what I do in an interesting way, but it is creative and challenges me constantly so I'm happy with it. It's cool that when my team does well peoples lives get just a bit better and we get to hear about it right away.
Blunt and opinionated people seem to get me best. My humor alternates between dry and hilariously bad and I've been known to rub people the wrong way on occasion if taken seriously. I blame it on my Aussie background.