• 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…

  • Expat Update 2: If only it were as easy as it seems….

    I would LOVE to tell you that my decision to move abroad has been easy or simple.  But the fact is, it’s been far from it. I’ve always known I wanted to live somewhere else. Anywhere but Houston. It’s changed over the years from New York to San Francisco to London and a million other places in between. No real rhyme or reason other than it wasn’t Houston and it wouldn’t be easy. I wanted an adventure. To be completely honest, this isn’t my first time at trying to escape. But this time I’m not just trying and hoping for some school program to bring me anywhere else. This time…

  • The Fuck It Fund- My Take

    So I’m a bit late in publishing this but I got sidetracked working on “Operation Expat” (selling my stuff, moving into my mom’s place, securing a place in Germany planning and working stupid hours because of an hour commute each way to work that I now have) but I’ve FINALLY gotten around to getting this out there. A while ago, (like a month ago) a brilliant article was shared on Billfold by writer Paulette Perhach. She begins writing a story that I am sure is all too familiar for many young women around the world. About graduating from university and doing all the things you think you should do. Moving in with…

  • Expat Update 1: My Big Secret

    The last few weeks, maybe months, I’ve been keeping a secret. Not because it was something bad but I’m weirdly superstitious and didn’t want to jinx anything. But the secret is a big one. One I’ve been hiding mostly from my current employers…. I’ve alluded to the desire to make this secret happen in my past posts but I finally have gone from “wanting to make it happen” to “making it happen” and I’m beyond nervous and elated all at once. As some of my readers may know, I planned a trip to visit my friend in Amsterdam in April. To celebrate his birthday late, see the tulips and finally…

  • My Top Spots in San Francisco

    I’m not a San Franciscan but I have been twice. The first time I did all the touristy stuff and the second time I found more places “outside the box to visit” and this is my list of Top Spots. Inside the City Limits  Bay Bridge and the beginning of the Embarcadero- Mission street drops off pretty much right at this point. You have the Bay bridge to your right and the entirety of the Embarcadero to your left. From this point the views are really quite spectacular, especially on a sunny day. Embarcadero – The Embarcadero is approximately 7 miles from it’s start to it’s finish and emcompasses some…