Well what can we
say about us
Hi there, we are Craig and Lorna
Allan, both young(ish) and realised that we had both missed the "gap
year" opportunity afforded to students, so we decided to take our
gap year(s) at a stage where we could afford it and really enjoy it.
Its not really as simple as that though, we have both worked long
and hard in the IT industry for some key organisations for very
little personal gain. We are both fully qualified IT Project
Managers who simply want a little more from life, but rather than
waiting until we are in our late 60s to enjoy it, we decided to
enjoy life now.
In August 2005 Lorna quit her job as Operational Services Manager,
running the IT Operational Support for a large City Council. Craig
took a sabbatical from his job as a Project Manager for a software
house. So in 2005 we took 3 months to travel the USA from San
Francisco to Orlando camping most of the way and seeing life in
In April 2006 Craig realised after returning to his role that
nothing had really changed and this was not really the place he
wanted to be, it was obvious that
new horizons needed to be sought.
Let's think about it for a minute, you work your whole life (to 60,
65 or even 70) only to be able to enjoy it when you are retired and
unable to appreciate it. So why not do it the other way, enjoy life
while you are young and worry about old age later on (not very
forward thinking we know, but would you rather travel when you are
young or when you are incontinent and dribbling in your
Long story short, we sold our house, quit our jobs and decided to
look for new challenges.
Those that know us think we are doing a brave thing, those that dont
know us well may think we are stupid, who knows which one is right,
but at least we will not be wondering "what might have been" when we
get older. How many people can say "I had a dream and tried....."
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