A Few Thoughts on Solo Traveling

I used to be afraid of traveling alone. I didn’t want to be seen as a loner and just the thought of having to explore on my own just seemed boring and very scary. Boy was I wrong.

Solo traveling makes me feel empowered and free. I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. I also learn to become more independent, get comfortable with being uncomfortable and develop courage along the way. To me, that’s next level badassery.

I admire people who do things on their own, especially women. I give high fives whenever I see another female doing her own thing, especially when I come across any on a hike. I’m like, “Hell yeah girl, get it!”

Along my travels, I’ve come across many couples and families traveling and hiking together. At first it made me feel a bit awkward and embarrassed because I felt like they were wondering why I was alone and that there might be “something wrong with me”. Then I realized that those kinds of thoughts are just a waste of my time and really, who cares what other people think?

I also realized that as nice as it is to share traveling experiences with other people, there’s just something very profound about traveling alone. I do plan to travel with others again at some point but right now is my time alone and I am very much enjoying it.

So if you are thinking of doing some solo traveling, I highly recommend it.

The world is our playground. Go out there and explore it! Cheers!

Photo: A view of the Columbia River. I was driving through Knappton, Washington this morning and had to pull over for a minute to check out this view. The city on the other side of this river, way yonder, is Astoria, Oregon. Goonies central!

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I’ve lost many petty battles in my life and I won’t lie, it was because I was pretty ignorant, so “choosing my battles wisely” wasn’t something I knew how to do, whatsoever.

I’ve always considered myself to have more of the type A personality trait, especially when it came to competition and patience. I’ve always thought of myself as competitive, adrenaline driven and I really hated to lose or wait for anything. I was a sore loser at most things because I always wanted to win and I always wanted the attention.

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Earning $241,649 A Month From Blogging?!

How cool is that?!?!

A few months ago, I became really interested in learning more about affiliate marketing. I came across a YouTube video where a lady name Michelle Schroeder-Gardner was being interviewed about her earnings as a full-time blogger. I decided to check out her website and I couldn’t believe the amount of money she earns a month from her blog.

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