Almost Fearless

Almost Fearless — that’s what my husband jokingly called me in 2008 when I decided, ever so tentatively, to quit my cushy corporate job in order to travel full time and start my career over again at 31 — this time as a writer, a photographer, a blogger, a documentary filmmaker and whatever other -er titles I could dream up.

The truth is, I didn’t feel fearless at all. I felt like I was free-falling, untethered, sucking in air as the ground rushed up towards me and then… it was all different. Against all odds, I pieced together a creative career. I’m not the best writer or photographer or blogger even, but somehow, out of pure necessity (and the hubris to never give up), it has become my life. Then in the fall of 2010, my husband was laid off from his job and I became the primary bread winner. It scares the hell out of me, and yet, it’s working.

Oh, and in March of 2010, we had a baby. Now we travel around the world avec l’enfant and it feels just as reckless and idiotic as when I turned in my notice at GE.

So what is this blog about? It’s about travel. It’s about creating a life that works for you. It’s about the fact that life is indeed bloody short and no one is going to give you a gold star for playing it safe. It’s about me, my husband and our adorable little bubba. And some people tell me, if you’re in the right kind of mood (or perhaps looking for your own escape hatch), that it’s about you too.

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