• I STILL Can’t Cook

    I love to eat. I mean (and please don’t take this the wrong way) but it amazes me that I am in the shape I am in with as much as I like to eat. I do work out when I’m not being restricted due to recent surgery, to be fair. When I say I love to eat, I mean pretty much anything. Especially carbs. Pizza, bread, pastries. God the list could go on. But with as much as I love to eat, I can’t cook to save my life! If my life had at any point depended on my cooking skills past or present, I would be dead. I made…

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  • The problem with nichés

    So many blogs today are geared towards specific topics. Food, sports, all things domestic of course, travel. All of these are “categories”. Nichés if you will. Even within a given niché such as travel some bloggers feel the need to further narrow down what they will write about and that is ok for them…. but that’s nothing I can or will ever be able to do. You see the problem with nichés, is that while in some cases, narrowing down broad topics is a good thing, however when it comes to writing, a form of expression, I think that narrowing down what I write about only stunts any creativity that…

  • Patreon, YouTube, Blogs & Other things

    When I got back from Europe, finding a job was hard. My previous employment was highly flawed but it paid well. Ever since getting back, I’ve been working off contracts, some better than others. I have a broad skill set and while I personally value that to the highest degree, Austin seems to love those that are highly specialized. So, in an effort to provide for myself and not be a COMPLETE burden to my very awesome roommate (who takes what I can give them in rent), I’ve taken several steps in the last few weeks I wish I had done years ago. I know some of these “steps” will…

  • The Biggest Update of All Time!

    WOW! It’s been a “minute” since I last wrote anything. So…. I guess we have a lot to catch up on. I honestly don’t even know where to begin, but I suppose with the truth and an explanation would be best. My GIANT adventure traveling around and living in Europe went far from according to plan. Instead of a year + there, I only got 4 months. Those 4 months were an absolute dream but it was disappointing that the au pair situation didn’t work out, that I couldn’t get a teaching job in time and frankly, I ran out of money! Everything went fairly swimmingly until I arrived to…

  • No Longer MIA- From Blogging or Vlogging

    The last, wait, let me check my calendar… The last 50 days (or so) have been insanity. A dream? Possibly. A really weird trip? Definitely. A culture shock? Absolutely. I’ll do my best to put into words where I’ve been and what I’ve done at some point in the future but it will all pale in comparison to actually experiencing it with me. In my last post before going MIA, I mentioned I was doing a lot of vlogging and shooting video and I was…Up until I realized I was more focused on getting video than experiencing the moment. So, I decided it was more important to be present than…

  • Thing I’ve done that scared the shit out of My Mum

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching in the US (this Sunday for those of you who may have forgotten), but this is the first Mother’s Day in my 29 years that I will not be spending with my mum. You see 17 days ago, I moved to Europe. My mum is really important to me. She’s ALWAYS been there for me not matter what. She’s put up with my bullshit and supported me when no one else would. She’s encouraged me to follow my passions and dreams no matter how far fetched, including moving to Europe at the ripe old age of 29 and 1/2 (although it did take some coaxing).…

  • The Meaning behind the Name

    I think all bloggers try to come up with original and non-cliché names for their blogs and other social media outlets. Names that have both personal meaning and meaning that will resonate with their readers. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to convey and what name would best convey that meaning. I’m sure everyone has heard the old joke “oh I’m lost but at least I’m making good time!”. If not well….you just did. I’ve never really said the phrase myself out loud but when discussing possible names last year when I was setting this up, my friend suggested “Lost but making good time”. I…

  • Why I’m Still Going to Istanbul

    In the last few months or maybe it’s been a year or so (sorry, I’m really not good with time), it seems Turkey has been on the shit list for being the brunt of the immigrant crisis (well Turkey and Greece). I can’t say Turkey has had it worse than Greece or anywhere else that has taken in refugees or is in that general area but due to their Muslim affiliation and all too recent terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Ankara, the capital, I’ve heard SO many people say they wouldn’t go there even if you paid them. Everyone except for me. In planning my trip to Amsterdam next month…

  • Why I chose to quit my job

    In my last year of blogging I have read numerous articles on why people have quit their jobs to travel and why others haven’t. What works for one doesn’t always work for another. In each article, no matter which choice the author had made they explained their reasons and why it was the right thing to do but what struck me as interesting is that many of these articles listed very vague and general reasons. Not things that were personal. Not many people would describe me as someone who is entirely open with my life and therefore the reasons behind what I do but if everyone else is putting their…

  • I’m a Girl and I Travel Almost Exclusively Alone.

    As I sat in the dentist chair the other day to get some work done and was telling the doctor and assistant about how I would be moving to Europe in about 50 days and wanted my teeth to look nice,  they both asked me why I was moving. The doctor asked me if it was for a job. The assistant asked me if it was for a man. I would like to thank the doctor and his assistant for their participation in the continuing discussion of why people find it so odd for young women to travel alone or even move abroad alone. This isn’t the first time someone…