I have waited for this week for a little over a month now. For the first time..ever... I have the entire week off for Thanksgiving! Such a blessing because I really needed some time to recharge, just get away, and breathe. Anywho, announcement time!
#1: I am currently in country number SEVENTEEN!
It feels surreal to know that I am in the latter half of my goal towards thirty countries. It's crazy to me that I started this journey about 18 months ago and haven't looked back. So, with that being said, HELLO FROM PANAMA! I've been hearing about this country for at least a decade since my high school guidance counselor was born there. Originally, I had planned on coming in April for my twenty-great, but I saw a cheap flight deal during Thanksgiving week and knew I would not see that price for a very long time. So, here I am! As Moms said, "of course you went by yourself". I can't wait to write about the experience for you all, but if you want to follow along in real time, join me on Instagram / Snapchat.
#2: I have been working on a SECOND blog.
I never publicly announced this, but if you are an avid reader of mine, you should have noticed by now that my weekly post frequency slowed down a bit. Don't worry, this blog isn't going anywhere, but I had to put some extra love into baby #2. Some people I know asked me if I could combine the two, and while thinking about it, I knew that they were totally different niches and apparently, I have a lot to say.
My second blog baby, known as Glitter Filled Mondays, will serve its purpose in delivering some sparkle on your gloomy Mondays and overall personal development as I work through a semi identity crisis myself. I originally hit publish on October 21 (half birthday) but I wanted to revamp a few more posts because I'm basically slinging fire in some of those posts and want it to be a little more together. My virtual assistant packages will also be available on GFM. Stay tuned and follow along on social media.
#3: I am working on a second travel website!
I can't give you all the details (because, suspense) but just know that a community is coming together. If you read back into some older posts, you might even be able to figure it out. But needless to say, I have actually been working on three websites like a crazy woman, attempting to date, perform some community service activities, and maintain balance at work, but I know at the end of it all, it will be worth it.
Sometimes I have that conversation in the mirror and it goes like, "self, you're doing too much", but I haven't been so passionate about some of these things in awhile. Tired is an understatement. My 9:30 bedtime has been sacrificed more times than I'd like but I'm out here and preparing for 2017 now. Don't wait until December / January to get those goals in formation. Do it now.
What do you all have going on? What's new? Let's chat!