What I’ve Been Up To Lately

One of my friends sent me a screen shot of the last time I posted a blog. The date was in January.

I feel absolutely awful. Life has just been life-ing away over here in Vietnam. The beginning of the year started with a huge bang, and hasn’t really let up since. Here’s a little run-down of what I’ve been up to:

  1. I’ve started writing about skincare over at xoNecole.com. You can find my posts over in the Skin and Nails section!
  2. One of my best friends from college came to visit me for a month and I had such a great time. It’s so nice seeing the city you live in through fresh eyes. We went to Phuket together, the Mekong Delta, a Saigon Heat game, and ate lots of amazing food.
  3. I’ve also done some traveling in the new year -to Phuket with my best friend and Johnny, (and where I also met my HS bestie), Hoi An, Vietnam for Johnny and I’s 10 year anniversary, and I’m going to Bangkok on Sunday.
  4. I’m also working like crazy. Workworkworkworkworkwork (Like Rihanna).

And for the big news. I’m sad to be saying this, but I’ll be leaving Ho Chi Minh City in May. As much as I wanted to start the IFA program in Paris, the dates just didn’t add up for me. So, instead, Johnny and I are moving to Phuket, Thailand for the next 3 to 6 months.

I’d always known that we were going to leave sometime in 2016, I just didn’t know when or where. But when we traveled to Phuket, Johnny found a great MMA/BJJ school that he wanted to go to, and I was looking for a place to regroup, so we’ve decided to move there. I’ve also made the decision to not get a teaching job there, so I can work on writing/blogging/Glamtrotting full time. I’m quite nervous about the decision, but to be honest, I think it’s just the kick in the ass that I need. My current job takes up almost all of my time, leaving me drained at the end of the day. I haven’t been able to focus and do the things that truly make me happy, like writing on the blog, or working on Glamtrotting, or working on being a freelance beauty writer. I have some other ideas that have been floating around in my head for ages that I’d love to work on and flesh out. I’m also going to finally commit to getting my health (mental and physical) back in order.

So I wanted to say thank you all for sticking by me. I love reading all of the tweets, Instagram comments, and emails that you send me. It’ll be no time at all before I’m back blogging regularly for good. I’m aiming to write one to two posts a week until I move, then I want to write at least 4 to 5 times a week.  I just finished editing photos for my su:m37 secret essence post so be on the lookout for that later this week!

And now, photo time! I wanted to share with you all of the photos I’ve taken from the places I’ve traveled to so far. I hope you enjoy!


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Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta

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Hoi An, Vietnam (aka one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been!)

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