In all honesty, 2018 kind of felt like a gap year to me. I don't feel like I accomplished much, which I have to say, isn't a bad thing. After a long and stressful 2017, it was nice to have a year to sit back and relax.
I need to apologize that my gap year also took a toll on how often I was posting here. I once read an article that talked about blogging and how you should only post articles when you feel like you have something meaningful to contribute to the lives of your followers. And in 2018, there wasn't much worth telling.
I hope to change that with this new year, though. I bought myself a nice planner and I have a set plan to keep on track this year.
I wanted to write this quick post to tell you about some of the things I have coming for you this year.
The holiday season is upon us and so that means I am stressed and broke but I get asked a lot to make a post like this.
People message me on social media and ask what some good presents would be for a traveler. I have made lists before about what my packing essentials are, but I have never made a gift guide. These are things that aren't necessarily essentials, but convenient and fun items you can get for the traveler in your life.
Some people (mostly just my mom) told me they didn't like my last post so I thought I should come back with a better explanation of WHY you shouldn't ask flight crews for free flights.
I'll start by telling you a story...
I finished a book a few weeks ago where the protagonist wakes up one day and has no idea who he is. He sits up on his bedroom floor and doesn't have a single memory of himself. His name is gone. He doesn't know where he is. He can quote lines from a movie that was supposedly his favorite but is unable to say when the last time he watched it was.
It takes him some time, but eventually, he creates a whole new person for himself. New favorite movies. New favorite TV shows. New favorite books. A new job.
It's a phenomenon that is hard to explain - hard to wrap your head around, but somehow, I envied him for it. As I read this book I looked around at my own life and thought about how different it could be. What if I finished college? What if I never left Indiana? What if these people were still my friends and what if I never ended that relationship?
If I had the chance to recreate myself from scratch, would I still be the same person that I am today?
Three years ago I made the bold (and crazy) decision to drop out of school, quit my job and move across the country to start my life as a cabin crew member. With my suit freshly pressed and my shiny wings pinned to my heart, I was ready to take on the world. ....read more.
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