Where Am I Now?

How are you today? Are you on a trip or are you in the process of planning a trip? Did you experience anything awesome lately? Do you have a lot on your plate and have been absent in the present? Well, if you are, then you're not alone. Haha. This month actually marks the 4th year of this travel blog. So much has happened in those years and I want to celebrate them all this year to add to my crazy 2014 Ber months.

I don't know what exactly possessed me to take on several things, especially these past months. I've been feeling more alive though and unstoppable. Just to put it all out there, I've been:
- attending events that are relevant to my interests and blog
- taking up Gayageum classes twice a week
- taking up Basic Korean classes once a week
- doing a major Finance project that I haven't done in years
- exceeding my GK post counts and doing giveaways
- reviving my social life
- doing errands and organizing
- participating in an Intentional Blogging Challenge recently
- reexamining my life

I've been thinking and not doing on these areas:
- coming to terms my important proposal deadline next month for my book
- updating this blog (a bit) and my page
- trying to answer travel queries via email - Update: Wee, I did it! 
- thinking of how to go about my next Korea trip this month - Update: In Progress!

To top it off, I've got an interview tomorrow for a studying opportunity in Korea and I've been thinking of that annual Barre3 membership. Part of me is just waiting for my body to give in. Haha.

For the past couple of days, thanks to the blogging challenge, I've been thinking more about the future direction of Guiltless Getaways. Here's what I came up with so far:

Subject (What I am passionate about, What can I write for a year without running out of ideas or energy): Guiltless Experiences and Travel

Theme (What main topic I want to concentrate on): Tips from my Guiltless Experiences that You Can Replicate

Objective (What do I want to accomplish with my writing): To inspire people with my stories and experiences & To encourage you to try the things in the itineraries yourself

I hate to admit it but I've actually have lost part of my voice with less posts. Sometimes, I've come to dread writing time because it might result to more emails or I feel bad about the backlogs and not writing about my recent trips pronto (unlike other bloggers). Whatever happened to me and what isn't working? How come it takes me a super long time to write and who am I perfecting it for? Honestly, I'm trying to find my voice now and I actually find it super easyfree and myself as I type this. Somehow, it all seems manageable now and I could take things step by step...

Maybe we all just need a restart and to actually be reminded once in a while of what we want to accomplish to get back on track. Being part of a community actually helps.

Thank you so much for listening.

Please feel free to comment below: Where are you now? Do you have a lot on your plate and have been absent in the present? I'd appreciate it if you help me and tell me for my own self-improvement - What's my blogging voice like? What do I sound like in this blog?


  1. Happy 4th year anniversary :)
    Keep inspiring and keep traveling!
    Wish to see you on the road one day :)

    1. thanks, reydan!! hope our paths cross too soon =)

  2. Where are you now?
    I am here at your blog only because of your giveaway. I don't really read travel blogs (I'm Sorry!) But anyway, I am very thankful that you share your experiences while you travel. I think from all the blogger categories (beauty, fashion, foodie, etc.) being a travel blogger is the most difficult job. Traveling from one place to another plus managing this blog is just so difficult. I understand you actually.

    What's my blogging voice like?
    Your blogging voice seems like you just post your experience then that's it! I think you should also communicate with your fans and commenters.

    What do I sound like in this blog?
    I think you lack charm and it seems like you are a perfectionist much. But furthermore I want to congratulate you for keeping up the good work for over 4 years! *clap! clap! clap!* Having such a long time blog is a milestone always to every blogger!

    1. thanks for the feedback, eddielli. i communicate in my own little way and it might not be for everyone. no comments doesn't usually mean no communication. my readers usually email me or leave me a message and i choose to answer them privately.

      i think i've charmed you enough to read this though and you've charmed me to answer =) i'm a perfectionist and I like taking it one step at a time to provide output that works. i'd also like to add that traveling doesn't always mean going from place to place so in a sense, it's difficult and at other times, it's not. what keeps me from writing are the distractions and other things I need to do outside of being a travel blogger. so i'm striving to find a balance now just like everybody else.

      Thanks for joining, visiting, commenting and giving well wishes!

  3. 1. I'm at my house, baby sitting my nephew and doing some homebased works. And checking updates in every giveaway contests. Your sched is so hectic tho you manage to maintain doing travel blogs and giveaways. I'm pretty sure you love what you're doing, since travelling is your passion. I do envy on all of what you are doing now, blogging, travelling, go to the places you've never been and eat foods you've never taste before. Everytime I read your travel entries I wish I was you lurking and wondering to the beautiful places eat gastronomic food that I really want. I wish I was you even for the short spell only! Hehe :P :) Looking at the provinces and countries that you visited I can't help but envy! nyehehehehe Because I really really love to travel but time and not enough money are my hindrance to do it so joining online contest especially getaways are my key to experience for being wanderlust for a short time! :>

    Your blog represents the whole you. Your voice, your diary and so on.. It's like best of both worlds when it comes to you. Sharing your insights, thoughts and everything you love, dislikes. From food to travel! Sharing your knowledge and advice and even the nice to know posts I love all of these!

  4. Where are you now?
    at our new place in makati

    Do you have a lot on your plate and have been absent in the present?

    What do I sound like in this blog?
    sounds like you are really having some fun

  5. Where are you now?

    Well technically at home but visually, I just dont know where to Go, but still Am praying that I can do what ever obstacles beholds for me.

    What's my blogging voice like? What do I sound like in this blog?

    You have a personal tone in every paragraphs you write which is great for me. You do sound like talking to a friend and sharing your chismax for the day (in the positive of course) which is geared to a light conversation with each other.

  6. Where are you now?
    Here at the office doing some paperwork and at the same time reading your blog and joining at your GIVEAWAY... (multitasking)

    What's my blogging voice like?
    Your a person will lots of passion to travel well thats really good for a person because its some kind of a relaxation and having a stress-free life.

    What do I sound like in this blog?
    Charming and a girl with sense of humor, with full of things to share with, a person with a Good heart and a passion in every beautiful things around you :)


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