Curious to why or how a blog is born? After all, who blogs anymore? This girl does! But why?
Flashback to summer 2015. The Professor and I were in Florence, Italy. We were ending an incredible 2-week vacation. I'd just photographed a random fountain on some random street. "What am I going to do with all these photos?" It's safe to say I'd taken thousands of photos and had no clue what would happen to all those beautiful pictures.
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A blog is Born
There I was on the streets of Florence having an existential crisis. It was while pondering these questions that the switch flipped. Suddenly everything was simple and made complete sense.
It was decided then and there. I'd BLOG again. Never, ever did I see that one coming. My poor little food blog died years ago, along with my desire to write. But the idea of blogging just felt right.
Several months later, the post was published. It took a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to say and what value I could bring readers. I had the "why" but not the "what." What are my interests and skills? How can I help others do? Are there problems I can solve?
Now, what you don't know is that 10 minutes before my blog was born, I was pondering another important question. "Why can't I always feel this great?" Twelve happy days away from work FELT great. My back didn't hurt anymore. I was less anxious. I was smiling more and being kind.
Once I connected the dots, I realized how important traveling and exploring had become in my life. Traveling refreshes me and replenishes my spirit. It feeds my cultural curiosity like nothing else I've tried.
Feeling good has a way of exciting you. You feel invigorated, full of ideas. You feel strong, capable of taking on anything. On the streets of Florence I suddenly felt like I could take on the world...one trip at a time.
Blogging About My Passions
But I can't just write about traveling. I've not done enough traveling to be an expert yet. Sure, my travel experiences have changed my life in many ways, it's not all I do.
So, in the end, I realized I'd have to be more than just a travel blogger. I'd have to be a real-life travel blogger, someone who writes about living a life full of adventure while working 9-5 and struggling to balance it all. I'd write about my love of photography, blogging, shopping, and more.
Shooting, editing and posting photos is my creative outlet since moving to Los Angeles. Each time I pick up my DSLR I learn something new about the camera, photography, and my shooting style. Adobe Lightroom has taken my editing to a new level, too. I truly love the time I spend with my photos. My beau and his father are to thank for my
The Big Question
Now you know what I was thinking when I took the plunge with this website. And while it's a ton of work, creating a travel blog has been one of the best investments of my time and money.
Over the past two years, my blog has grown and changed so much. I'm finally in a groove that works: I publish quality content about my personal journey each week. And I'm lucky enough to have found a tribe of readers who find my content compelling enough to subscribe to my weekly emails.
So, there's only one question left for me to ask. Will you come with me on this crazy journey? If so, sign up and let's go!
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Happy adventuring, my friends!