I have had many Full Moon adventures; riding my horse through the forest, enchanting walks, visiting cemeteries and other various activities. No matter what I do to celebrate the Full Moon, at some point there is always music. Since discovering Peter Gundry, my Full Moon celebrations have been filled with his enchanting compositions. The following is my current Magical Full Moon Music playlist.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
PSO “In Memory of Service” Concert
PSO at Soldiers and Sailors
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been in existence since 1896. It has rich history full of recognition and awards for their performances, both in Pittsburgh and abroad.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum has been honoring veterans since 1910. It, currently, is the only military memorial dedicated to honoring all branches of the services, from all generations and conflicts since the Civil War through today. There also is the stately 2300 seat concert auditorium where we enjoyed the PSO.
We ended the evening adventuring about the city of Pittsburgh eating, some of us drinking and all being merry…
I’m in love with the Workaway.info site. It’s a work, volunteer and cultural exchange site for both volunteers and hosts. I’ve spent hours, for the past few days, reading about amazing working opportunities and reviews from both volunteers and hosts. This site is going to my make plan of working and traveling around the world possible, exciting and so enjoyable.
My desire is to experience the locations that I’m visiting. I don’t want to travel as if on vacation and Workaway is just what I needed. I found olive harvesting in Italy, conservation projects around the world, gardening projects in unique settings, Bed and Breakfasts everywhere, hostels on beautiful beaches, horse farms in the most amazing locations and so much more. These are the experiences that I was looking for and they include room and board.
I’m continuing to look for the best starting location and experience combination. I have set a start my traveling date of no later than January 2018. Until then I will be enjoying the experiences that my current location has to offer, ramping up my online businesses, continuing to improve my financial situation and completing all of my pre-travel preparations. It’s going to be a busy and exciting second half of 2017.
My inspiration for this thank you card design came from all of the people who have helped me during very difficult times in my life. Sometimes my daily adventures take a bit of a wild, extreme turn. Often this results in very exiting and fun times. Then there are the times when they disintegrate into less than desirable situations. No matter how bad my situation, there has always been a least one person who has helped me.
These people are family, friends and, many times, complete strangers. When I reflect back on those moments in my life, I don’t think of the trauma or horror but of these people. People who were kind enough to take time out of their day to save me from mine. People who held my hand, distracted me with simple conversation, were kind, rescued me, spent hours and days by my hospital bed side. I will never forget these people. To all of those who have helped me, Thank You. Thank you for your kindness. It touched my heart and fed my soul.
After setting my Short Term Pre-Travel Goals in my last post, I began reviewing my finances. What I found was, I don’t feel comfortable traveling about with my current financial situation. However, after reading many sites about budget traveling, I believe that I don’t need to delay my adventures. There are many amazing volunteer programs I would be honored to be a part of and that would be of interest to me.
My next move seems to be narrow down my choices and create a Curriculum Vitae (CV) or two. I have an impressive engineering resume but It’s NOT what I need for my new adventures. My time as an engineer at Lockheed Martin was very exciting and enjoyable. However, I’m so happy not to be returning to that lifestyle. I’m loving where my future is headed and now it’s time to start those CVs.
It’s time to set some pre-travel goals. After reading many sites about this topic, I’m still a huge fan of Nomadic Matt’s site. I really appreciate the Start Planning Your Next Adventure Here section. The information is just what I need and the site arrangement and ease of use is top notch. So anyhow, that’s enough fangirling Nomadic Matt, for now. I believe the following to be my current short term pre-travel goals.
My current life status is officially… LIMBO. I love being in limbo. It’s like I’m neither here nor there. I’m not this or that. It’s a time of great freedom.
Those around me have different reactions to my enjoyment of limbo. Some feel excited for the possibilities this could bring, while others cringe and hope it doesn’t last for long. I, myself feel that it never lasts long enough.
It’s often the case that as soon as limbo is in full swing, it ends. Maybe the end is a punishment of sorts, for enjoying it too much. Whatever the reason, I’ll still be a very happy girl, as I’ll be starting my new life plan or something even better.
I want to travel on my own but NOT as the anti-social traveler. I want to meet new people and have amazing experiences with others. However, I want to remain independent. I want freedom and I’m very excited about obtaining it.
Living the American Dream, owning homes and cars, having a high paying job and other obligations, has made me feel like what I assume a wild animal feels in captivity. It’s not the life for me. In the past, I have always traveled with at least one other person but my desire to be on my own is very strong. I love being by myself, enjoying my own company. So, during times that I am alone, I’m never lonely.
I have found others that travel solo and they are my inspiration. It all started when National Geographic shared a video about David Welsford….
After watching this video all I could think about was traveling on my own. I just didn’t know how to make it happen. I searched and eventually found many people who travel alone and provide detailed information on how to make this dream a reality. So far, my favorites are Nomadic Matt and A Little Adrift. I’m following their advice and preparing to be an Independent Traveler. I’m in the planing process, months away from my departure but I’m going to make this happen. Stay tuned…
I have a few online business and Zazzle.com is one my favorites. I’m both a designer and affiliate. Anyone can become a designer and as an affiliate you can just sell already designed products, including these Officially Licensed Brands.
There are many who create their own art. However, I obtain most of my images from commercial use graphic designers, my personal photographs and free commercial use image sites. So, in other words, I mainly take already made images, add text and arrange them in unique ways. For example, I like to make odd things in love with each other, like sharks…