Lifestyle, Travel

Change Your Surroundings, Change Your Life

If you’ve been following me and my journey for a while, you know that I’ve called Arizona home for 11 years. This summer, 2020, I’ll be 35, and have been largely single since age 30. Well, I have a huge announcement. Drumroll, please....

Travel

My Newfound Love Affair with Road Tripping

Travel has changed, at least for the foreseeable near future, due to the coronavirus pandemic. International travel is severely impacted: many countries closed their borders. Others have issued mandatory 14-day quarantines for U.S. arrivals or are requiring travelers have $50,000 in travel health insurance coverage. Many people are uncomfortable about flying, even domestically. So, the “road trip” is back in business… and you can call me a reformed road tripper.

Career, Lifestyle, Love

The Love, Career and Finance Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self (From a Single Woman in Her 30s)

Dear impressionable 20-somethings: DON'T get married just because you’re “supposed to" or "it's time." Don’t choose your career on “suitability,” choose a CALLING. Forget the things that'll make you look rich, INVEST in what truly enriches your life. Let everything you do be best for you; for now or for later, and for the betterment of what really matters in this life.

Career, Love

Your Employment Status Does Not Define You

As I see many of my friends, acquaintances, and connections getting laid off, taking mandated furloughs, or receiving pay cuts, I just wanted to leave this here: Your employment status does not define you, and your salary does not equal your value. What does define you? A willingness to embrace change and adapt. Generosity of time, heart and spirit. Persistence and determination. A desire for personal growth and betterment. Humility. Appreciation for the gifts you do have in life. Because, this:

Career, Lifestyle, Travel

What I Know To Be True In Times of Struggle

Usually, when we're in the midst of a struggle, whatever it may be, we’re only able to see the overwhelming negative. Only when the struggle is won do we realize how it’s changed us.

Career, Lifestyle

Career Pivots: How I Broke Free of the Trappings of My Degree

I didn’t like how news de-sensitized me. I didn’t like the ol’ boys’ club and the sexism in the workplace. I also didn’t like how the newsroom was stuck in the old ways. But escape was difficult.

Lifestyle, Travel

How To Rent Out Your House and Become a Nomad Like Me

If you can get over the fear of being temporarily homeless and having a bunch of strangers all up in your stuff… here's how to rent out your fully-furnished house and live a nomadic lifestyle!

Love

I Caught a Cheater on Instagram and I Have a Couple Things to Say About It

A married man tried to set up a date with me during a business trip, and I learned he was married through some simple social media investigative work. So guess what. I screenshot that and slid into his wife's DMs.