If you read that title, you’re probably expecting me to burst into a musical number from Rent. While that isn’t unlikely, I’ll save that for later – this post is all about my last 365 days on Daxko’s training team.
I could spout off all the details of every place I’ve visited, from the beaches of Maine to the mountains of Flagstaff, but I decided to take a very logical, numbers driven approach. If you know me, and know how much I HATE math, you’re probably chuckling about the idea of me taking this approach.
So, what goes into 365 days of being a Software Trainer and spending 75% of my time on the road?
16 new states
3 states previously visited
84 boarding passes
2 flight cancellations
15 new refrigerator magnets
1 impromptu drive home after my flight from St. Louis to Birmingham was canceled
25 rental cars
54 books read on flights
14 plays of Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”
We’ve got the numbers, but I can’t forget to give out some superlatives:
Most Visited State: Wisconsin (4 total trips)
Most Consecutive Days in a State: Arizona (two weeks straight)
Coldest State: Massachusetts (granted, I DID go in December)
Hottest State: ARIZONA
Favorite State: Virginia with Maine as a close second
Favorite City: Las Vegas with San Diego as a close second
First State Visited as a Trainer: South Dakota, if you can believe it
Most Recently Visited State: North Carolina
Weirdest Favorite Thing in a State: Mark Twain’s House in Hartford, CT
Traveling has been one of my most favorite things about my job. I started at Daxko on our Customer Success team, became a trainer in June of 2016, and quickly realized that my life was about to be almost exclusively on the road. The thought was scary, but also, exciting. Looking back over the last year, seeing all that I’ve seen, all that I’ve done, I can only feel incredibly blessed with the experiences that I have been granted.
I may be a wordsmith, but I can’t do this travel life justice without a few pictures from a year in the life of a traveling girl.
Deeanna S. is a Software Trainer, cat mom, and Tudor history buff who loves the outdoors.