Hanging On And Hoping Nothing Slips Through the Cracks

Scallops I Gathered While Scalloping in Citrus County, Fla., Earlier this Month
Scallops I Gathered While Scalloping in Citrus County, Fla., Earlier this Month
Scallops I Gathered While Scalloping in Citrus County, Fla., Earlier this Month

“It’s really, really hard,” I said in response to a friend telling me she didn’t know how I balance life as a single woman.

Yeah, I don’t know how I do it either but I do the best I can. At least I give the appearance I’m doing it all. And, I’ve grown accustom to doing as much as possible on my own.

#NASASocial #SpaceX4 - NASA Kennedy Space Center Press Site, Sept. 18, 2014
#NASASocial #SpaceX4 – NASA Kennedy Space Center Press Site, Sept. 18, 2014

The last couple of weeks have been somewhat crazy (outdoor writers conference, 13-hour days at the day job, attending the SpaceX4 NASA Social  followed by Florida Blog Con yesterday) and the next three weeks will be equally hectic with a business trip to Brazil, hosting a client the following week which will probably mean a couple of 13 – 15-hour days, followed by a week-long conference.

I’m so worried something is going to fall through the cracks. Like I’ll forget to pay a bill, or miss an important email with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Or, something at the day job won’t get done. Or, I won’t have time for a social life, which I oftentimes feel is always on the back burner. I was in such a rush to pack for last week’s NASA event that something did slip through the cracks, one of the things I forgot to pack was my “big” lens.

I’m not trying to be a Negative Nellie with this post, but it’s my honest excuse for not having shared my various adventures such as rediscovering Buffalo this summer, the amazing visit to Citrus County earlier this month (view photos on Flickr), or my impressions from last week’s NASA Social and how public-private collaborations can be successful (some photos from the #NASASocial have been uploaded to Flickr.) I also have more tales to tell about Virginia and the Dominican Republic.

Don’t forget, follow me on Twitter.com/jenniferhuber or Instagram.com/jenniferhuber for real-time updates as to what I’m up to.

In due time, I’ll find my groove to balance day work and blog work and in the meantime, I’m just hoping nothing too major slips through the cracks.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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