It’s been a while, hasn’t it? A year? Maybe more?
It’s been a pretty crazy, incredible and surprising year. In the past six months alone, in addition to being at home in Vancouver and in Kelowna, Comox and Victoria (my old stomping grounds) I’ve been in Portland, Boulder, Tahoe (twice), Santa Monica and three different states in Mexico. I’ve lost track of the number of flights I’ve taken and the number of cars I’ve rented. And I love it.
When I rather rashly quit my job to write freelance – sans plan of any kind – I didn’t expect it to go so well. I didn’t expect every agency I approached to hire me. And I didn’t expect how much brand consulting I’d end up doing – or how much travelling I would get to do as a result.
I’ve loved figuring things out as I go, enjoying the happy happenstance of it all. But a year and a half in, it’s time to get deliberate. Over the last few weeks, I’ve done a lot of thinking about where I want to go from here, literally and figuratively. About what I want for my business and my life.
On both of those lists, always and forever: travel. More of it than I’ve been doing, and more opportunities to write about the travel itself. More travel content, here on Chelsea Tells Stories and elsewhere online and in print. I’m excited. There are plans this time. And lists. So many lists.