For nearly six straight weeks, I’d been sitting with my back against the wall in a rigid meeting chair borrowed from my office. I was spending upward of 12 hours a day in the same place, slogging through Zoom meetings and online trainings.
I needed a break.
Fortunately, my job (firefighter) allows me to have a few months of the year free. And because firefighters tend to bond so closely with their colleagues, it’s usually not hard to find a friend to travel with. So when I called one up and asked if he wanted to plan a scuba diving trip to the Florida Keys, it didn’t take long for things to get moving.