Taking a Breather: The Six Minute Habit that Can Change Your Day

By Chelsea Kane FirstCupMorningSeries.com I am excited to introduce you to Chelsea Kane with a guest blog post! Chelsea is a good friend I got to know while wine tasting our way through Cape Town late last year. Since then, we have supported each other through the ups and downs of new ventures, and I am…

Where in the World…

I know, I know…I’ve really been slacking on all my exciting travel blogs! But writing these posts is much harder than you might think…I want to give you the full, authentic picture. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The good is easy, but when it comes to the bad and the ugly…it’s really difficult…

The Power of Values

The end of 2019 had me reaching out to Ellyn, my life coach, asking for help. I felt lost, like I had allowed my identity to be overtaken by work, and I had so many ideas in my head that I didn’t know where to start or how to prioritize. Rewind! The end of 2018…

Do You Even Have a Real Job?

While traveling, many people have asked if I ever work, how I can possibly get all my work done, and if I even have a real job. Short answers: always, discipline and yes! Living and working as a digital nomad is a lifestyle choice, one that isn’t right for everyone. It’s hard and exhausting, but…

The Key to My Heart

I know it’s been a while, but welcome back to Prague in June! What better way to kick off week two than with our first visit to the Žižkostel Community Center for positive impact. Žižkostel is a long-standing partner with Remote Year in Prague, providing for the Roma community & those generally in need with…

New Year, New You?

2019 is upon us, a time to reflect on 2018 and set resolutions for the new year. I’ve seen it countless times in the past few days – new year, new you! But why should there be a new me? I don’t want this year to be about changing who I am, but rather embracing…

Oh, What a Night!

First thing Friday morning, I was off to John & Colin’s place to kick off the next round of birthday celebrations. After a quick stop for doughnuts, John helped me decorate the apartment with all my swag from Flying Tiger. Lucky for me, Colin is a night owl and had no idea what we were…

Reflections on the Adriatic

Of all the places to start this crazy adventure, Split couldn’t have been better. I’d been in major cities for the past twelve years, and was used to their demanding, full-speed-ahead nature. Split provided a welcome change with the relaxed state of fjaka that forced me to take a step back. In NYC, fjaka is…

Welcome to Transition Day

Saturday, May 26, 2018  8:30 AM: The doors to WiP were open and waiting for us each to wheel our luggage in, officially vacating our first Remote Year homes. Deb, Erica and I wrapped up our packing, and started hauling our lives downstairs. We brought down our offerings for the next group (can’t let the…

Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese

Tuesday afternoon found me back in Split just in time to host a PI fundraiser – The Grilled Cheese Invitational!  Because sweet dreams are made of cheese… (thanks to John for the awesome tag line!) The cook-off consisted of 6 contestants who each had 20 minutes to deliver their best creation made solely of 5…