Toronto: Travel Anxiety, Burlesque, Vikings, and Hunting for Food

My trip to Canada is more than halfway over and I’m just now getting a chance to write this. Typical. I want to start by addressing something that seems to be fairly common: travel anxiety. Weirdly enough, I have no problem with flying itself. Whether I like it or not, if the plane is going to crash, it’s going to crash, and there’s not much I can do about that beyond trying to get out safely…somehow. So flights aren’t a problem for me. What I…

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A Proposed Year of Travel – Thoughts & Plans

When I made the decision to become self-employed several years ago, one of the main factors in my decision was freedom. I was tired of reporting into an office five days a week and being severely limited to the amount of vacation time I could take. Yet, in the years since, I’ve only made travel a priority for family and conferences/conventions. While both of those have been awesome, that wasn’t what my original intention was. The deeper I dug into why I hadn’t prioritized travel, the…

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An Open Love Letter: You’re Not Alone

This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. You can share on social media with #EndTheStigma and #DebtDrop. — This post isn’t going to cite facts about depression or being in debt. If you’re here, chances are you know that both suck. Instead, it’s an open love letter to anyone who has struggled with debt, suicidal…

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