If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed a change of scenery lately. That’s because I ended my three-year-long career as a California girl and moved back home to Alabama. As for the reason(s) why, that will be discussed in a separate post. For now, I want to go ahead and give you some tips on road tripping across the United States with your dog. My dog Delia is pretty high maintenance so these tips can apply to all breeds and personalities.
My travel buddy, Haley, and I recently spent a few days over Thanksgiving in Copenhagen, Denmark and absolutely loved the city. Even though we were freezing our bunz off, we enjoyed the immaculate architecture and the friendly people.
I travel a lot. I quit my job if I’m unhappy. I make snap decisions because I don’t like to waste my time.
I’m realizing as I get older just how much energy I’m losing every year. I know that once I start building a family, I’m not going to have the ability (or the vitality) to road trip through New Zealand or blow off work for The Ellen Show. That’s why I’m tackling my bucket list in my twenties.
I understand that I’m approaching life in a somewhat irresponsible way. Trust me, my thoughts are constantly battling questions like “Should I be saving for retirement?” or “What if I miss out on a huge career opportunity because I decided to take on a Scandinavian winter?”
I am nowhere near an award-winning journalist, but I’ve come a long way from the girl whose college professor said word-for-word “I would never hire you.”
Granted, I skipped a lot of class and half-assed my homework assignments… But come on, I was 18. Give me a break.
Now, I’m writing for Locale Magazine and get all the perks of a journalist like free concert tickets, dinners, and hotel rooms in exchange for an article reviewing the product, band, or location. Once you establish a name for yourself in the writing world, businesses will gladly treat you like royalty because they understand the weight of your opinion.
For the longest time, I put myself first, even if it meant hurting people along the way. My lack of consideration and egotistical actions gave me small wins every once in a while, but it was as if I was walking in massive circles, not realizing it was getting me nowhere.