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I have goals for my life and also goals for this blog. Writing has always been my passion and over the last few years I have discovered the wonderful world of solo travel. Traveling has taken my out of my comfort zone and opened up a world to me. A world in which I have discovered the beauty and strength I have found in myself. It started when I went to Seattle on my own. I had planned to meet up with a friend in Seattle and when that fell apart I was debating on just cancelling my trip all together. A friend who is no longer in my life had convinced me to go. He told me that everything I wanted was right out side of my comfort zone. How right he was. I had an amazing time exploring Pikes Place Market on my own. Taking the public bus and just going. I spent time with my Aunt Jennifer, I did things on my own that I would have normally never of done. Spending time with myself and discovering that I actually really enjoyed my own company.
I have been stuck for the last year on the word, Wanderlust. Traveling is stealing my heart and quickly becoming a new love for me. My heart and soul desires to see new places. Meet new people. Taste new foods while experiencing new cultures. To connect back to my roots while visiting the countries my family came from. I am lucky to have heritage in beautiful places. Ireland, Italy, France, Poland, to name a few.
Several years ago I decided that I would one day visit the places my blood came from. To see with my own two eyes the green of Ireland. To taste with my own senses the pasta of Italy. To experience the Eiffel Tower in the spring or maybe even the winter time. Reaching deep within myself to find the courage to just go.
That time is coming. This is a deep-rooted personal goal of mine. I have tried to tame that voice in me. Silencing it for only moments with chains N’ shackles. Thinking I could tie my wanderlust- soul down with the purchase of a new truck and home. Convincing myself that I wanted to run from the security of a good paying job because “good things just don’t happen to me.” So why not run now. Inside I feel a numb pain I cannot describe. A pain that longs to see these places I have only seen on T.V. Throwing caution to the wind. I thought something was wrong with ME. I thought that I was crazy for wanting to leave the life I have created. And while I have always managed to create a life for myself where ever I go, this time is different. Somewhere a long the line I had convinced (or was just afraid) that THIS was the end of the road for me. Alaska was my final stopping place. For the last three years I have been fighting these personal demons.
I have had friends recently tell me that nothing is wrong with me, this is just who I am. Yes, I wander, no I am not lost. I am learning who I am and a big part of who I am, loves to explore. This has become a goal of my life. Traveling and writing about it.
My blog is also my passion in this life. One that I hope will open doors for me in the future. I would love to work with other bloggers, dating coaches, fashion bloggers, travel bloggers, etc. The point is, I want to make this blog my career. I know that it can be done with hard work. The hard work that no longer scares me. I feel like I came to this earth for a reason, a reason that is bigger than me even. My love of writing does not go without reason, nor do I believe I went through the past I did for just the sake of bad life choices. Somehow they are tied together, like a package of beautifully broken glass. My edges may be sharp and yet light still shines through me. ‘
My goals are what drive me through the days of work. Knowing that one day soon I will be on a plane heading to the next adventure. My laptop in hand, the world my oyster.
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