Hi dolls! I just wanted to take a hot minute to thank you all for your continued support and give you a little update. I’ve been a busy little worker bee, setting up some really exciting lux US experiences to share with all you in the upcoming weeks.
It’s quite clear that I’ve bitten off more than I can chew with my new-found travel blogger life merging with my day job. With that said, I’m excited to announce that I will finally be quitting my hotel job to become a full-time travel blogger!
My new adventure will include both International destinations and a full U.S. road trip. I also have a few new projects in the works to debut over the course of 2017 including consulting services, a travel store, and more!
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P.S. If you’re struggling with time management, make sure to check out my last post here!
Being a full time travel blogger is a lot more work than lounging in the pool all day. Not only am I traveling all the time, but I’m also writing blog posts, creating social media posts on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, creating graphics for said social media channels, creating material for my consulting business, consulting budding bloggers and influencers, pitching to brands for my marketing business, doing all kinds of research – you catch my drift. I work about 105 hours and week and it still doesn’t seem like enough.
No matter what your job is, I’m sure you feel like you’re constantly pulled in a million different directions. Whether you’re a full time mom or a budding entrepreneur, here are few tips that have helped me keep it together and feel a functioning member of society.
As a natural-born planner, the hardest thing for me to do is veer off course of a well thought out plan. But guess what? Life happens! Things are always going to come up that you didn’t plan for. A lot of unnecessary anxiety can be completely bypassed by going in the with right mindset. Plan to change your plans!
Working my way into the blogosphere has been uphill climb (I still have a LONG way to go), and the plan I have now is completely different from what I started with. When I jumped into this world head-first I never imagined, nor could have imagined, the roadblocks I would hit.
Well hello my darlings!
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been M.I.A. the past few weeks, for which I sincerely apologize. Blogger-life without a functioning computer has been harder than anticipated – have you ever tried writing a blog post on an iPad? I legit (accidentally) deleted multiple posts thanks to some form of evil sorcery. No bueno.
For some people taking recreational photos and selfies isn’t a difficult thing – just point and shoot, right? When I first embarked on my Instagram and blogging adventure it never occurred to me that I might feel awkward taking pictures.
When you start taking photos for a purpose, and not just for fun, you realize that sometimes you need to do some pretty weird things to get the best shot. Keep in mind that your picture is competing against millions of others for likes and comments, so it has to be great!
Hey dolls! I’m here! It’s been a crazy week, but I wanted to make sure to post before I head out towards my first natural wonder of the world today! I won’t have access to post for the next 4 days, but make sure to stand-by for all the deets and awesome photos when I return!
Make sure to keep an eye on Instagram & Twitter (@glamtrekker) for updates!
In the meantime -Anyone have suggestions for cute laptop bags? Let me know!
There are so many people who have no idea what they want to do with their lives – no idea what would make them happy and no idea what career path to go down. I know, I was one of them. I also know that a 5-Step plan to your dream job sounds insane and impossible, but I promise it’s not.
It’s 100% do-able if you can dedicate an hour or two of your time to create this plan. This isn’t an overnight miracle, but if motivation is your issue then this plan will pave a manageable path towards living a life that you love. We certainly don’t all aspire to be accountants or shift-workers, right? #lifegoals
Life. Oh, life. I’ve worked tirelessly on coming up with a marketing plan for my blog, endless trip planning, blog post planning, every other kind of daily life planning. Planning – planning – and more planning.
On the real-life front, I’ve picked up extra shifts at work to get to my trip-saving-goal. Since I work in a hotel (open 24 hours, booooo) I’ve had a crazy schedule for the past 2 years, but I’ve finally settled into early morning shifts Sunday through Thursday. I know this schedule may seem horrifying to some, but it’s actually pretty good in the hospitality world. It also leaves a lot of time for me to work on my blog after work! Yay!
I appreciate each of you for accompanying me on this blogging and travel journey. I still feel like this project has given me life again – a busy life – but a good life that I’m happy with. Light at the end of the tunnel, as they say. That being said…
I apologize the posts slowed down the past week or so. Unfortunately I had my first ever kidney stone, which was quite unpleasant (incredibly-unimaginably-painful) to say the least. A lot of pain killers, gallons of water, and several home remedies later, it’s thankfully over.
Now, if you’ll excuse me. I have some writing to do.
I’m back bitches!
Later dolls! <3
I almost posted a photo of me wanting to pull my hair out with this post. That wouldn’t be very glam of me now would it? But as promised, I’m going to delve into the pros and cons of WordPress that I’ve experienced so far. I’m by no means an expert (quite the opposite), but it wasn’t easy to find information this basic, so I thought I should share. Let me preface this post by saying that I’m very happy that I chose WordPress.
After reading a slew of blogs about blogging it was pretty clear that WordPress is the best platform to use across the board. I’m sure there are plenty of people who prefer other platforms, but my research suggests that WordPress is the way to go without a doubt. I’m not here to try to sell you on WordPress, but if you do a quick search on Google you can see for yourself.