Welcome to Part II of my Fan Girl series this month! Every Thursday in January, I’m featuring a blogger that I love. Last week, I put the spotlight on Brittany from The Career Catalyst Academy. Read why I am a fan girl of Brittany here. As a relatively new blogger, I’ve realized how it’s second nature to immediately compare yourself to others and subsequently envy another blogger’s popularity. This series fights against that knee jerk reaction and does the opposite…it celebrates success and highlights the many talented and wonderful ladies there are out there in the blogosphere!
Fan Girl (n): an obsessive female fan
Today I want to introduce you to Natalie from Pastels & Passports.
How do I know Natalie? We met via Twitter! There have been so many examples in my life demonstrating the power of social media and this is no exception! Natalie recently moved to San Francisco and shares the same passion I have for seeing the world. We both have been bitten by the travel bug! I love her blog because her photographs are always beautifully curated (the more pastel colors the better!) and her content makes me want to explore the many neighborhoods of San Fran!
What’s her blog all about? Pastels & Passports was created as an outlet for Natalie to share her passion for travel, food and style. Since she recently packed up her bags and moved across the U.S. (from Florida to California), she uses this blog as a way to document all of the things that fascinate her about her new home. Take a peek at Natalie’s recent post…
How to Make Travel a Priority in 2017
Ah, New Year’s resolutions. Ready or not, it’s that time of year where the gym inevitably becomes slammed and all of your friends start buying fresh Nikes. Now I’ve never been one to really stick to my New Year’s resolutions, and it wasn’t until this year that I started thinking about why that is. Something I’ve been noticing more frequently when chatting with friends and family members about their hopes for 2017 is that everybody wants a little bit more of something in the New Year.
Some examples: “I’d like to work out more in the New Year.” or “I want to find more meaning in my work.” or “I want to travel more frequently.”
There’s just one problem with using this type of language when goal setting: It doesn’t hold us accountable.
Let’s talk about traveling more in 2017 because this is a topic of particular interest to me. It might feel impossible… maybe you’re a full-time student or perhaps you work a full-time job with limited PTO. I’m here to tell you how I plan to make travel happen in 2017 and hopefully help you figure out how to do the same.
So you want to travel more this year? The first item on your to-do list should be getting specific with yourself about where in the world you want to go and how many trips you can actually make happen. Start by making a list of places you’ve been daydreaming about, both domestic and abroad, and then circle two of those domestic locations and two of the abroad. What did you narrow it down to? Read more here…
Question for you: Who is your favorite blogger to follow? Tell me in the comments section below!