I’m FINALLY building a new travel blog!

Hi all! I’m so sorry for the delay on my blog posts. For the one person out there who is still sobbing from my disappearance, you can now dry your eye. 🙂 I made the big move from Los Angeles to Flagstaff, Arizona in June, and let me tell you what a difference it makes to not be in a stressful environment! It was strange to adapt to the slower pace at first, but this town has grown on me beyond measure. There is so much hiking to do, and everyone is SO NICE, but I have yet to experience winter so I’ll keep you posted on that. Anyhow, since then I’ve been steadily looking for more employment as I am only working part-time as of now. In the meantime, I wanted to let you all know that I have finally taken my love and passion for travel and dedicated it to its OWN blog. The web address is… DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..

http://1fungrltravels.wordpress.com

Ok, well that was less than exciting. When there is a drum roll I expect there to also there to be a ribbon cutting or juggling. Either way, I really hope all of my travel friends and fiends will visit regularly. I will add more posts to it when I can, but there are a few on there. I have a LOT of writing to do, and recalling my goldfish memory is a difficult feat at times, but I do think there are people out there that can gain knowledge from my solo travel experiences and connections within the travel industry. I will continue to post here as well, with personal, love, happiness, and inspirational stories. Thank you for being avid readers and for making me who I am! Perhaps one day it will finally happen and I’ll get my own travel show. NEVER STOP DREAMING!

LIVE TO INSPIRE,

Bobbi ❤ 🙂

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How Traveling Ruined My Life

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That’s probably the oddest thing you’ve ever heard I am sure. Who in their right mind would say that having a new experience in a foreign land could be negative? I mean, sure there are the people who really don’t enjoy leaving their home turf, but for the most part I expect people really enjoy going on a vacation right? What better feeling could there be? Well, I guess I should explain myself then.

In 2006, my eight year relationship fell apart and I was utterly and completely hopeless and void of meaning or direction. I was just floating aimlessly thinking my life would come to me and tell me what direction I should turn to next. I ventured to Europe on a month long excursion to eight different countries that completely altered everything I THOUGHT I wanted. Kids, marriage, a steady job and a family? Sure, they could possibly be rewarding at times, but nothing could amount to the rush that I gained when marveling at the fascinating art in Barcelona, sitting in a room full of strangers and discussing various cultural differences, or riding on the back of a scooter through the hills of Tuscany. It was blissful, amusing, and entertaining to say the least. What could be the problem then? Well, you see, that trip single-handedly set the bar for my future life experiences. I could almost relate it to a drug addiction. I experienced a high of sorts, and in order to achieve that same amount of high, I had to keep travelling.

So, I went to Australia a couple of years later on another solo trip. This trip, along with mini road trips and weekend shenanigans, kept my adventurous spirit at bay for a couple years, but I feel the need to go now quite regularly. Yes, I have the wanderers disease. Yet if had never gone on that trip, I would never know exactly what the Blarney Castle looks like, or participated in a tomato fight, or got lost in the streets of Venice. I would have just kept going on from job to job, making money to pay rent for the space I was rarely at because I was constantly working. You try to make ends meet, you’re a slave to money, and then you die right? (had to throw in some Bittersweet Symphony) I would have found fun of course, because that’s just my nature, but now I’ve meddled with my dosage of life experience, and I need a bigger, better, stronger fix!

I believe as humans we are fairly adaptable, and perhaps that’s the reason not all celebrities are happy. They have just become accustomed to generous doses of life experience and can’t reach a higher level. (hence drugs and alcohol make an appearance) Now don’t think I’m writing this as a spoiled rich kid sitting here whining because my life’s so terrible that I can’t eat brie at the Eiffel Tower every day of my life. I’ve suffered losses in life, I’ve paid for every trip I went on with my hard earned money, and everything I have I earned myself. I greatly appreciate everything I’ve had the chance to experience in life–I’m just trying to figure out whether I’m on a slippery slope of wanderlust spirit that may NEVER be fulfilled because traveling is so amazing it makes everything else so… BLAZEH. In the meantime, I guess I’ll be eating dirty burritos because I’d so much rather spend very little money on food and save my fortunes for the next adventure. Who am I kidding? I’m in the thick of it. How much is an African safari again?

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BELIEVE

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We’ve all encountered a negative seedling in our life at one time or another.  They suck your soul dry.  They can’t stand the fact that you could be drudging through the middle of the jungle alone, starving and on the brink of death, yet you’d still be able to think about how lucky you are that you can walk.  Don’t ever let those people subdue your spirit.   In those moments, when it’s so hard to see beyond the doubts cast upon us by external forces, I urge you to overcome.   Take that fire burning within you to the next level.  You know that saying, kill them with kindness?  Don’t kill them with kindness. Smother them with positivity.

Sometimes, these life vultures allow us to self-destruct.  Could they be right?  Could it be that I’m never going to accomplish anything in my life? Don’t allow it.  WE are raw.  WE are human.  WE are fallable, but WE are capable in more than we know, especially when WE believe.