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Month in Review: April 2016

Sitting here in Tulum, Mexico as I write this, I realize a couple of things.  I realize that, after nearly 29 years of life, I finally know myself pretty well.  I also realize that this self-awareness has made decision-making marginally easier, which is saying a lot for an indecisive, go-with-the-flow people pleaser.

I also realize that sitting in an open-air hut, fending off biting flies and periodically wiping sweat from my forehead to keep it from dripping onto my keyboard isn’t an ideal way to work.  Maybe that should have been common sense, but I digress.

April saw me in three different cities and crossing borders just once.  My first year of “slowing down” my travels is, ironically, off to a slow start.

Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of my April on the go:

I revisited an old favorite, New York City.

I always love visiting NYC, and it’s particularly beautiful in the spring when all the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and people are in good moods all around.  A few of the highlights were wandering Central Park before plopping down for a mini picnic, seeing my first ever Broadway show (The Book of Mormon is incredible, by the way), revisiting some of my favorite East Village haunts, and exploring Williamsburg for the first time.  I still don’t think it’s the city I’ll settle in, if and when that happens, but it’s always a good time regardless.East Village NYC

I explored a new favorite, Mexico City.

My time in Mexico City just ended, and it was a little bittersweet.  I had heard great things about it and it lived up to my expectations.  Fascinating history, beautiful architecture, incredible food.  And exploring it with locals allowed me to see parts of it many tourists never do.  Keep your eyes peeled for the full rundown, coming soon!

Photo by Cantimplora TravelA Week in Mexico City with Cantimplora Travel

I made some major decisions regarding the future of this blog.

Although I’m not ready to go into full detail about what’s coming up this year, I will say that there are some big changes about to be made.  Rest assured, though, that they will all be for the better.  I hope you are excited to see where we go from here–I know I am!

I fell into a bit of a blogging slump.

…that I have yet to fully climb out of!  Anytime I’m in Washington (or in any one place for awhile) the blogging comes so freely and naturally.  The moment I hit the road, however, some creativity switch in my brain seems to just shut itself right off.  It’s insanely frustrating, especially when consistency is something I’ve always struggled with and when I’m immobile I finally feel like I’ve conquered the beast.  Not so, apparently.Playa Zazil Kin, Tulum, Mexico

But I’m closer than ever to taking on blogging full-time.

Things aren’t perfect yet, but if I wait for the “perfect” time, it’ll never happen at all, ya know?  Anyone else recently made the leap into full-time blogging?  I’d love your advice and words of encouragement!

My Most Popular Posts

Location Independence: What It Is (And What It Isn’t)

You Asked, I Answered!  –  So grateful for the amazing feedback I got on my first video ever!

The Only Travel Towel You’ll Ever Need  –  Did you grab yours yet?

My Best Instagrams

Old building, new perspective. #flatironbuilding #newyorkcity #ilovenyc #spring #architecture #cntraveler

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A Few Things I’m Loving

Smarter Every Day – This ultra-geeky YouTube channel is the best thing ever!  Not only smart but funny, too!  Just a dad teaching his kids to love the sciences.  #respect

33 Things Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Know – I just posted this on my Facebook page, but it’s worth repeating.  Mark Manson hits the nail on the head every time.

11 Women With Their Shit Together – Alternate title: 11 Women Who Have Figured Out That “Having Your Shit Together” Is Relative.

That’s it for April, how did the month pan out for you?  Onward and upward!

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