Journalist Kip Patrick recently returned from an 18 month trip around the world with his wife, Liz. Here he talks of the joys and pains of traveling with the people we love, and how journeys with your loved ones can often reveal the truth in relationships.
My wife was applying for a new job recently when she asked me to review her CV. We had just returned from an 18-month trip traveling around the world together (more on that shortly) and the time had come for the both of us to find reliable sources of income.
As I read over her list of experiences and professional achievements, all looked in order, until I came to the section where she described some of the things she’d been doing the past year-and-a-half. One line in particular stood out:
‘Survived an 18-month trip traveling abroad with my husband.’
I read that again — she wrote that she had ‘survived’ a trip with her husband?
Was surviving our sojourn an achievement worth noting on a resume? And more importantly, am I so terrible a travel partner as to note mere survival as a successful outcome? This would require serious thought.