IMG_7479February 2, 2013 - Packed a small bag and left the wonderful town of Petaluma, California - just north of San Francisco.  I will be taking up temporary residence in several countries and continents for the next 3 -9 months. Three weddings on three continents in 2013. The idea complemented my insatiable wanderlust, and I thought why not make a year of it?

AFRICA - CARIBBEAN - EUROPE

I work as a video producer and editor, and have been involved with several types of projects. Working as a journalist covering stories and highlighting people making change in the world, is what I  "daydream-job" about.

the purpose of this blog is to uncover my stories and other people's along the way, share travel tips either acquired or passed down, keep in touch with those who care, inspire maybe 1 person to simplify - get out of their comfort zone - and travel, but ultimately get to a place where I'm content no matter where I am in the world.

Recently heard this quote and it resonated: “What you do the most of defines who you are”

If this is true, this is what my resume may look like this if I stretched the truth - A LOT - and created career titles from what I like to do with my time. Anything’s possible…

  • Professional world traveler
  • Journalist and accomplished interviewer
  • Writer + Photographer
  • Hiking and nature enthusiast
  • Shabby chic interior decorator
  • Chihuahua expert (I have two)
  • Master coffee taster
  • Yoga teacher
  • Health Foodie
  • Wine snob
  • Therapist
  • Self help guru

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.”

Jim Jarmusch