Towards the end of each year, I begin to feel stir crazy thinking of the travel opportunities in the coming year. I’m raring to go again! Personally, I love new years because with them come new beginnings. I love thinking in terms of possibilities for the future. The new year provides a blank canvas to create the life I desire in the coming months. November & December, although typically less adventurous & more low key compared to … [Read more...] about Feeling Stir Crazy
As I’ve been reflecting on the tragic massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada & the current state of our society, I have felt sad, hurt, angry, & sometimes scared. After hearing about the tragedy, I immediately wanted to fast forward 3 months to January & hop on a plane to Australia. Maintaining hope & faith in this crazy world of gun massacres & natural disasters & political drama has become increasingly difficult. Through … [Read more...] about How traveling shapes my worldview
I recently wrote a post about how I deal with the “travel blues” while away from home & out of my comfort zone for months at a time. I wrote about why traveling isn’t always as glamorous as it seems from the lens of a nature-filled instagram account & why, sometimes, even amidst the most captivating adventures in the most magical places, travel blues can arise. Today, I’m writing on a similar topic. Some travelers refer to the topic … [Read more...] about How to deal with the “not travel blues”
A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a pharmacist friends & she said to me, “I don’t know how you do your job! Isn’t it difficult to constantly learn new pharmacy systems & workflows & jump into new settings all the time?? I don’t think I could do it.” I pride myself on being highly adaptable & flexible when it comes to travel, going with the flow of each new day. But until that conversation with my friend, it had not occurred … [Read more...] about How “Adaptability” is truly a strength in my life today
The question “how do you define glamorous?” was recently posed to me. This question threw me for a loop. It’s just an adjective like any other adjective, right? Since the title of my blog is “Glamorous or Not,” I should at least have some idea of what the word means. If I had a nickel for the number of times I’ve heard the words “your life is so glamorous” or a similar phrase… In my search for the true definition of the word, I first … [Read more...] about What is Glamorous to me?