Thank you from The Girl with the Passport!!!
I just want to thank you for coming to my site. It really means a lot to me. I could not do this without all
the love and support of the people who view my site and read my work. So thank you and I hope that you keep coming back and share some of my adventures with me. It’s gonna be FUN!!!
Who am I?
So who am I and why should you care? Look, I’m no different from you. I am 31, live in New York, work full time as a nanny, and travel around the world alone. Pretty ordinary huh? W
ell, the thing is, I recently looked at my life and realized I wasn’t happy with the way things were going, so I decided to make a change.
It was really hard to change because I was terrified. I mean, I always knew I loved to write and travel, but could I really blog and travel and make a career out of it all? And who would want to read my blog right, I mean there are so many out there, right? Well, the jury is still out on whether I can turn this into a lucrative career, but I am facing the fear and doing what I love. I am letting go of what the outcome will be and am just following my heart instead.
And my heart tells me that I love traveling the world alone and I want to share my experiences with you. I want to show you who I really am, the good, the bad, the ugly. But mostly, I want to help you. I want to inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and follow your dreams, no matter how unrealistic they seem.
Seriously, we tend to lose sight of ourselves and who we are. I know I did. I was so focused on what everyone else wanted for me, that I forgot to figure out what I wanted for myself. And when I let go of pleasing others and focused on pleasing myself, I was able to see that I really wanted to be a writer and traveler, as foolish as that seemed.
Through my personal experience, I want to show people that they are not alone and that they really can follow their dreams. I did, and you know what, even if it doesn’t work out, I know I was brave enough to try.
And I want you to try and do whatever you think you’re too scared to do because guess what? I’m just like you. If I can do it, you can do it. I mean, I have no special plan. No formula for success. I am just a girl who is putting herself out there. I have no clue what I’m doing, but I’m doing it anyway. And that’s okay because we’ve all been there.
So take a chance on life because you only get one. Get up, make a change, and try something different. Just know that this blog comes from a place of love, inspiration, support and hope because anything is possible.
But Why is Traveling Alone my “THING”?
So you may be curious as to why the theme of this blog seems to be solo, female travel. Well, the short answer is my Mom. But I guess that answer needs a little elaboration. See, in 2011, my mom and I were supposed to live her dream and go on a cruise to Rome. We never got to go on that cruise though because I got sick and then a week later my mom got sick and was hospitalized. The only difference in our stories was that I got better and she didn’t.
She died a year later from ovarian cancer. And the moment she passed away, I saw the look of sorrow, regret, and disappointment in her eyes and I knew that I did not want that life. I did not want a life filled with “what if’s” and “if only’s”.
So, from that moment on, I decided to travel the world, not just for me, but for my mom. I wanted to live enough for the both of us and carry her in my heart so that she could experience all the things she couldn’t see and do while she was still here.
So, here I am. A girl, okay woman, with a blog, who is just trying to help the world follow their dreams and avoid the eternal agony of living a life full of regret and wasted time.
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.