A Slow but Steady Transition into Living the Life I Love

When it’s your time…. It is one thing to be unaware it is your time; it is another to recognize and live in it.

As I sit here in this hotel room in Daytona Beach, Florida, I sit full of joy, gratitude, and thanks. I am so blessed to have every individual in my life sharing in my own success both near and far. God has a way of turning things around in a way you could never have imagined. I am so blessed and grateful for every single person who has supported, helped and contributed in any way to help me through my highest of times and kept me encouraged during those low times in life.

I finally can honestly say, that I feel like I have committed to making a decision and I DECIDED this life for myself. I am not living on the terms of others; instead, I am working and moving towards doing that which I feel God is drawing me to do. It’s actually much easier than I ever expected. It’s a time of my life where I feel like I am literally living a dream. I could have never imagined this life for myself. I have a boyfriend “MG” who loves me.

Who supports me?

A family who trusts my decisions while providing support in more ways than I could ever have imagined, people who love me at every turn and want to see me win. To see my dreams become my reality is what continues to drive me. As of Monday, I have landed my remote dream opportunity that will allow me to see the world from an entirely different scope. To create travel experiences that I could have never dreamed of! I am now beginning to prepare for this life transition to a more remote lifestyle from that of “traditional”. I am very excited about what this will look like for me; to be able to live and take part in this new life.

GETTING READY FOR TRAVEL

Let’s say I am seeing now this will take a few months to do. I plan to financially prepare by getting things paid off for the most part and set up so that I can really profit from this opportunity. I will then in the process work on getting things ready as I move into ensuring all things are in order.

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THE TRANSITION

It’s BEEN 10 YEARS!

 

It took me 10 years to get here. This ten-year mark has been a trial, to say the least. Survival of the fittest! I am so happy that I have made it. It feels like a huge accomplishment. I am so humbled and thankful for my experience. May this new season and chapter of my life bring much success and new experiences. As I prepare for my new opportunity and transitioning my life into one of world exploration, I do so with much excitement and happiness.

I am learning to trust less what my eyes can see and more of that which I can’t. Somehow internally I know things will work out as they should. It’s a matter of belief. 2018 has been that year for me to say the least. I am happy about my current relationship and mending of broken ones working through hardships and creation of new experiences beyond those I ever thought would be possible. I am proud of me. As life continues I work with excitement – in a new way. I am stretching myself personally and professionally, daily.

There’s nothing that’s impossible! So, as I conclude this entry, for the time being, challenge yourselves to go beyond which you know. Push yourself to think and believe beyond that you see before you.

Life now begins…

Its Travel…My Way!

With the huge growth of tourists, we can sometimes hear local people and capital cities
complain about tourists “ruining” popular sites and the authentic feeling of a place. While a
part of me agrees, traveling is probably one of the best and most effortless eye-openers
people can experience – and if you want to try a new flare during your travels and truly
explore the place do it the Amber way!

My Travel Tips:

 

I. Say goodbye to tourist guides: you don’t need books and planned tour guides to
enjoy yourself. I believe in finding those hidden places that have a more
authentic feeling, whether it’s a vintage art gallery, bookshop or a restaurant
with a gorgeous balcony.

 

II. Don’t be afraid to socialize with locals: even if you don’t speak the same
language, make an effort to learn words and useful phrases and try
communicating with them. They can definitely recommend the true hidden
treasures, nearby villages or beaches that you shouldn’t miss out!

 

III. Be very respectful and open: learning about different cultures is one of the things
I enjoy most during traveling. Seeing how different backgrounds, religions and
completely new environment change people’s views and lifestyle is very
fascinating, and something that’s worth exploring.

 

IV. Switch up the regular gift ideas: and bring back something that has a real
meaning instead of a fridge magnet. Look for local art postcards or local
designer’s creations, which will make you remember your trip forever.

Time for Thai

A fixture on my vacation bucket-list for the longest time ever, Thailand is definitely a stamp I will have to collect on my passport someday soon. Of course, when planning any vacation, it’s always important to do your research first. Having done that, let’s just say that if I were any more excited about this, I would already be on a plane to Bangkok, with my very own elephant ready to pick me up when I land.

We’re probably all familiar with the delectable curries and spices synonymous with the delectable Thai food we go out for on a Saturday night. That alone made me think that a trip to Thailand was just too exotic and unachievable – I was sure I’d break the bank.

But having done a little research, here’s what I found; between a little airplane ticket shimmying, wonderful exchange rates between the Thai Baht and US dollar, not to mention the affordable cost of living in Thailand, this exotic expedition could be well within reach with just a bit of saving!

Here’s a quick tip I found for those of us traveling from the US – save a buck (or a lot) by flying first to JFK or LAX, then flying from there to Bangkok. Once you’re there, you can use your Visa card in many places, but take advantage of the lovely US $1: THB $31.45 exchange rate and you could vacation in whatever level of luxury you prefer.

Don’t worry about the language barrier either – most people in the tourist areas speak English and are happy to teach you a bit of the native tongue if you’re so inclined. At least, that’s what I’ve heard from friends who have been to the beautiful place.

Given that I have so many key spots to visit, I want to travel there during the dry season, which is typically April to November. My must-see spots include the Thai Islands, Pai, Railay and, of course, Chiang Mai for the culture. I’m definitely going with a light suitcase as well, as I hear that the shopping malls and outdoor markets in Chiang Mai are just waiting to wrap me in retail therapy.

Have you been to Thailand before? Please, tell me all about your experience. Any tips for a future traveler?

Xo, Amber Christe