The Decision.

Today I decided to leave my job as a beauty & fashion editor to spend the next few months (year?) traveling. Not today, but hopefully by my I-think-I-can-figure-everything-out-by date of November 1st. Soo the two month countdown begins tomorrow! At first, I was thinking about going back to South America, but now I’m pretty sure

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Pros/Cons.

I LOVE a good list. Here, the pros and cons for quitting my job to travel: PROS: I get to SEE the world. Elephants. Cremation Ghats. Foreign Babies. New Faces. New Friends. Coconuts. Beach Bungalows. Long Train Rides. Exotic Spices. Himalayan Peaks. Yoga. Holy Dips. Temples. Chai Tea. Festivals. Colorful Saris. Deep Fried Street Food.

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Books.

Here, a few of the books that I read in the past year that, in some way or another, contributed to where I am and what I’m doing: 1.) Vagabonding by Rolf Potts 2.) Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman 3.) The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin 4.) Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle

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Peru (where it all started).

Looking at old travel pictures and getting psyched! My 3-week trip to Peru (that’s Cusco above) in March of 2011 introduced me to the idea of backpacking. I learned about hostels and gap years and Lonely Planet and inexpensive bus tickets. And the idea to travel started taking shape…why couldn’t I, shouldn’t I, do this,

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Commence.

Who doesn’t love a good commencement speech? If you haven’t read Steve Jobs’ yet (you probably have), get involved. This is another one of my favorites by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: (PS. The questions at the end are the most powerful…if this is too long for you, skip directly to them) “We are What We Choose”

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