Back in 2005, I left my cushy advertising job to serve drinks on a cruise ship. Ultimately, I returned from my sabbatical and went back to the real world. The experience was surreal to say the least. I wrote a TV pilot called "Three Decks Below" based on the wild escapade. I naively tried to leave advertising again four years later to try and sell this show. What a disaster. Nevertheless, I always look back fondly on my escape from corporate life.
Who knows, I might work on a book about it. I kept a journal and sent out periodic emails to friends and family about what was going on. Below was the first one: