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Travel exploits of a Single African American Woman traveling the world!
I received an email on Facebook from someone asking me why my recent posts for the past few months have not been about my travels. Fair question as this blog is called ‘The Onyxtraveler’ for goodness sake. Let me explain. For those you don’t know my history, let me bring you up to speed. Since 2005, I have had the very Blessed honor of being able to vacation/holiday for 6 months out of the year. I am able to do this because I am a Consultant which allows me to work my ass off for 6 months out of the year, make a nice bit of $$$ and then spend it all while on Holiday the other 6 months out of the year. As I spent the first half of this year in Australia and traveling here in the states, I am now in the what I call my “grounded” stage where I have to actually earn an income. Yuck!! I have to be honest and admit that this method of doing things has gotten beyond old, stale and boring for me. I really HATE working!! I am most happiest and at total peace when I am jetting off to foreign lands, meeting amazing people and having adventures with strangers and new friends I meet on the road. Living my now pedestrian life off the road totally sucks for me as I do not like doing “regular” things that I do here in the states. BORING!!! I am chomping at the bit to hit the road again, but my time in OZ really kicked my financial ass and I have to seriously refill the coffers again.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not unhappy here in my new home, Austin Texas. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love it here!! This city is freaking awesome and the people that I have been Blessed to meet are all amazing as well! I’ve decided to make Texas my home state for tax/business reasons (the cost of living is uber low here and there is no state income tax) and Austin is really the only city in Texas that I could stand to live in. I’m just ready for new challenges and complete spontaneity in my life that travel provides me. I’m also ready to date some more Foreign guys. I miss hearing a sexy accent whispering sweet nothings in my ear, hehehehe. To avoid this prolonged time of being “grounded” in the future, I have spent my time working on multiple income channels that will provide more than enough capital coming to me in such a way that I will not have to be tied down to a Consulting gig, no matter how cool it is. I will be able stay on the road for as long as I want to and be “grounded” because I choose to, not because I have to. This is a work in progress and I will be happy to share details after I hit the road again late January/early Feburary 2010.
It is truly 100% possible to have the life you desire. It doesn’t matter if you have kids, are married or single, whatever. You just have to be clear about what you want and take focused and consistent action. I’ve had to overcome quite a few hurdles to get to this point in my life and I am only at the beginning, but the point is, I am doing the work!! I’m CONSTANTLY working on myself to remove my own internal barriers (basically making myself get the eff out of my own way! ), connecting with the right people, learning and implementing new skills and challenging myself to dream bigger and live larger than I ever imagined. I try many things. Some work amazing well and some do not. The point is, I do not effing quit!! If you only knew the life I have mapped out for myself. OMG, it is freaking amazing! With my proven power of manifestation, it is only a matter of me being clear and focused to create the life I want for myself. Thank you for being on this journey with me!!! I’m so looking forward to 2010 being the most incredible year of my life thus far. What dreams/goals/plans are you working on for 2010?? If not now, then when?? If not you, then who???
On an ending note, I finally got to see the Disney/Pixar film ‘Up’ last night and it is an absolutely brilliant film. There is a montage at the beginning of the movie that shows the main character Carl & his life with his soul-mate Ellie (they met as little kids). Ellie had a dream since she was a child of going to Paradise Falls in South America and living a life of adventure. She made Carl swear he would take here there. This montage brilliantly and poignantly shows how it is so easy to let “life” get in the way of our true dreams. Don’t wait to live your dreams. Tomorrow is not guaranteed! Enjoy this beautiful clip & try not to cry. XOXOXO
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