Yesterday I had the utmost pleasure of speaking at the Women’s Travel Festival here in New York on the topic of “Ditching the 9 to 5.” The room was filled with wonderful women who had gathered together to hear my story and any actionable tips I could share about how to go from a… [Read More]
I read today that Forbes projects more than half the U.S. work force will be freelance come 2020; for our sake as a society I truly hope so. Technology gives us the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world, to communicate with co-workers although we are on different timezones and I hope that in the future we can afford our dreams without being chained to a desk and sacrificing our passions in the process.
For quite sometime now, I have flirted with the idea of taking time to freelance and focus on my writing. To step off the corporate treadmill and enter the renegade world of freelancing seemed at once thrilling and terrifying. From a 9-5 job to a full-time travel writer, I explore my decision to step off the corporate track and into the world of freelance.
A wonderful man recently unveiled these mind-shattering concepts to me that have left me at both inspired and pondering the word “happiness.” As most travelers can attest to, we are quick to chalk up unhappiness to “post-vacation blues” and to attribute our happiness to the “high of wanderlust.”
During some of the darker moments of my life, quotes have acted like a port in the storm offering up a sort of safe haven to garner confidence from. When in love, quotes seem to resonate with every emotion from falling head over heels to standing the test of time; and in traveling my favorite sayings push me outside my comfort zone and inspire me to see the world. Rather than carry around a book of proverbs, today I simply have an ongoing note in my smartphone where I jot down quotes that catch my eye. Here are a few of my favorites.