Why am I talking about…

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Travel has given me pleasure, peace, and sanity. Eight years ago, I lost my job and was unemployed for almost 2 years (I was a financial planner), and I realized I wasn’t likely to find a job anytime soon. I started renting my spare room on this “new” site Airbnb.com, and I began to meet travelers from all over the globe. Being the social butterfly that I am, I would show my guest around Miami and they would tell me stories of their homeland. I started to get a yearning to visit, like I should have seen these places long ago (the Germans call it Ferweh). Next came, Couchsurfers, many friends kept talking about them and I constantly met them, but didn’t really grasp the concept, until one drunkin’ Miami night, I sat down on the beach with a cute Croatian girl who enlightened me, and over night, I decided to sell everything and backpack through Europe.

My three month backpacking trip started in London and ended in Italy, with a Sensation White Party thrown in there somewhere. It was fun, and lonely, and sexy, and scary and sad, and funny and….it was worth it!

When I returned (1/6/11), I started to look for a job in my field. I sat in front of the computer and went on resumes.com and started sending out my resume and within an hour I knew I couldn’t go back to an office job, plus I wanted fast cash because I came back and had $4 in my bank account. I had heard many a times that I would make a great server, so craigslist is where I went and clicked food/bev/hosp. The next day I had an interview and the day after that, I had a job. I have been serving and bartending for the last 6 years and I have loved every second of it and I thank traveling for that, and now…I’m depending on this next trip to show me my new path (although, I may come back and realize Bartending was perfect for me!). Travel life matters to me because it gave me life, it give me a new outlook and made me realize there are no rules to this life.

I started this blog because I want to take you on this journey with me and I hope that I can inspire one person, more particularly, one female to throw caution to the wind because there may be a glorious adventure waiting for you!

2 comments on “Why am I talking about…

  1. Isel says:

    You’re amazing! You truly have a beautiful soul and will inspire many. Can’t wait to take this journey with you.

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  2. Big Sis says:

    Wow! Never heard this side of the story before. Nice writing skills. But you are an inspiration to your Big Sister. I love how fearless you are and how adventurous you allow your spirit to be. Not holding back from yourself. Keep up the bravery! And keep having faith that everything will always work itself out. I love you sis! Take care of my baby over there in Europe and please bring her back in one piece. Not too different, but just a little more confident and open minded.

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