Posts tagged ‘Thailand’

I loved everything about this FWB: the topic, the location, the teacher and it’s timing.  Olga and I met at a silent disco party a year ago at Gauntlet Gallery.  We became friends on FB and would run into each other around the city.  She is also the number one person who is always the mutual friend on Tinder;).   We reconnected after her travels a year later at the same silent disco party where she agreed to do an FWB.

This topic is near and dear to my heart.  I, too, took the risk of leaving my life in NYC in 2012 to travel and relocate to SF to honor my truth and happiness sans job.  As Olga said, it wasn’t all unicorns and rainbows but I don’t regret that decision for a minute.  The same day as filming this FWB, I attended a Women Catalysts event where Elle Luna was guest speaking about her new book. My main goal for going was to network for SMITH & STARR (stay tuned) not really knowing much about the organization or the speaker.  Well, my mind was blown.  The Women Catalysts founders truly created an empowering environment and Elle’s message that there are shoulds in our life and then there are musts and we must honor our musts spoke to me on so many levels.

Talk about a “concrete signs” day.  This day proved to me that I’m on the right path, things are falling into place and I have honored myself to be true to my musts. My musts include traveling (booked a trip to the Galapagos for Christmas), working for something that I believe in (children, emotional intelligence, innovation, self development, entrepreneurship), sharing my art and creativity (FWB), work/life balance, being part of support networks, yoga/self care, and continuing to develop and nurture my big dreams.  Of course, self-doubt, sadness, distraction, fear and confusion all tend to creep in at any moment but I’m so appreciative to have had this day and such a concrete reminder that yes, it’s happening.  And remember, for whatever you’re going through right now…as Nicolle says, “It has to work out. There is no other option.”






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After riding on the back of the motorbike for 4 weeks all over Southeast Asia, it was my turn to drive.  My good friend Sofia insisted that this be her lesson even though I was obviously hesitant.  She learned in Myanmar where she currently lives and works as a teacher.  Sof was confident that I could do it.

I’m happy to report that my skills improved immensely and the next day I drove for about 30 min on the roads of Phuket in the rain.

Thanks Sof for being an amazing teacher and encouraging me even when I was beyond nervous.  You are the best travel buddy a girl could ask for!!!  xo

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While in Bangkok, my friend, Ethan, teaches me some Thai phrases.  Ethan is currently teaching English in Thailand for a year.  It was so nice to hang out and see a familiar face in such an unfamiliar place.  We filmed this FWB in a park by the Chao Phraya River.  Bangkok was a great first stop on my 35 day adventure.   You can check out some of my pictures through Instagram.  I promised my mom I would upload as much as possible so she knows I’m ok and she can have a vicarious journey.

***I’m sad that I can’t edit my videos like I normally do but I bought the wrong converter 😦 I’ve learned that flexibility is key when traveling as well as going with the flow.

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