Mangata

Packing, packing, packing

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I knew packing for Remote Year would be a lot of work, but wow! I had no idea just how challenging it was going to be to fit everything I would need/want for one year in 12 cities into 1-2 bags.Remote Year only guarantees they’ll pay for a checked bag up to 44lbs and a carry-on up to 11lbs. Most flights we take will allow...
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Start the day with a Miracle Morning

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Challenge #2The Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life… (Before 8AM) ~ Today my challenge was to start the day with a “Miracle Morning”! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to transform their life.You are gonna have to wake up 1 hour earlier every morning but apparently it really changes your life! I am gonna do it for the next 30 days and...
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Croatia! And a real life “Mangata”

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I can’t figure out how to make my theme color NOT orange, so that’s what we’re working with for now… I write this from our (huge comfy sectional) couch in Split. We really hit the jackpot here with a massive common living space and two balconies, one looking out to sea. Yesterday (I think it was yesterday), I went from 30th Street – NY Penn...
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Identify your 1-year essentials

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Challenge #1I have decided to quit my job and travel for a year- What do you really need in your life? - What makes you Happy? - What are your essentials?In a society of consumption, what would be your life if you start thinking as a minimalist?Life is not about your products, it’s about your experiences! Your experiences make you richer, not your products.Start a...
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London | A Warm Welcome

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Thank you to my dear friends, Sarah and Lenny, who welcomed me into their flat for my (p)remote adventures. My 2 weeks was filled with relaxing, recharging, and finding ways to establish my new normal with life and work. Londontown highlights include: home cooked meals via Hello Fresh, crushing workouts to offset all of the brunching, nights out at the Piano Bar, a visit to...
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When you quit your perfect life for a new adventure!

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For many people I lived a dream life! - Living in New York, my favorite city in the world, the crazy city that never sleeps!- Working as a Marketing Director for the Estée Lauder Companies with a 6 figure income and AMAZING colleagues, mentors and leaders.- Having the BEST friends you could ask for - a mix of American & French culture.And one day, I...
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Here goes! …almost

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Hey everyone! Let me preface by saying this is the first blog I’ve ever created, so the learning curve might be steep. I write this with important people in my life in mind. Many of you have asked for updates, and this will provide more detail than an Instagram post! These entries might not be made too frequently though, as I’m sort of a grandma...
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Taking stock

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Manchester by the Sea, MA Less than 24 hours until my departure and amidst the preparing, packing and goodbyes it seems like a good time to pause and take stock.  I’m in Boston for a final farewell with friends and family, to put the finishing touches on my preparations, and to hopefully catch my breath (and catch up on sleep) before I step on the...
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How Far I’ll Go.

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Bali, Indonesia. 2017. Happy is also the girl who quits a job that would prevent her from making dreams come true! Happy is the girl who takes risks. Happy is the girl who prefers to be optimistic. Happy is the girl (this girl), who travels the world! With each day, I realize the true power of my thoughts, and I am constantly noticing my life...
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Drinks on Me

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In the last few months, pretty much every aspect of my life has changed. While all the changes have been positive, it doesn't make it any easier to process. The attempt to find a new normal while everything around me is changing has flipped my body upside down, and turned my mind around. The effects had finally caught up to me during my last few...
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