All posts filed under “Travel

Getting from point A to point B is more than geography.


“El que no tranza no avanza.”  That common Mexican saying basically translates into, “He who does not cheat, does not prosper.”  If I’m being honest, this last couple of weeks have been rough, and a lot of it comes down to this saying. Last Friday I… Read more

The Game is Afoot

It’s easy to start working, keep your head down, and before you know it, weeks have passed and you’re not sure where the hell all that time went.  I’m coming up on the 1-month mark, here in Mexico, trying to get prepped for production, and… Read more

What Day Is It?

I’m a little disoriented, so stick with me for a bit.  I’ve been cloistered in my shop for a week, eating peanuts and avocados, working to finish my fall prototypes and I’m still not done.  I’m tired, a little cranky, and even though it was… Read more

A Letter To My Last Boss

Dear Former Boss, I’m doing something that I never expected that I’d be doing.  I’m living in a condo that was once a big leather tannery in the heart of the most industrial part of a foreign country.  I’m working every moment that I’m awake,… Read more

To Be a Gringo

I stole some limes. Well, I didn’t actually steal them, since they were gratis condiments on the table at dinner.  And, considering that every other tree down here is a lime tree, I could have just plucked a big one on the way home.  But I… Read more

What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday, I woke up around 7am, like usual.  I didn’t have any meetings scheduled, because it was Saturday, and instead of turning on the coffee pot, I rolled back under the sheets and caught up on a little more much needed sleep. When I woke up… Read more

Believe it or not, this is actually work

It’s been a long few days in paradise, hopping Ubers from tannery to tannery, going through thousands of samples and putting my lackluster understanding of the Spanish language to the test.  But when you’re jumping headfirst into the leather business, there’s nowhere in world better… Read more