March 2017: What Has Solo Travel Girl Been Up To?

Radcliff Snuggled with Me During Post-Surgery Recovery.

Radcliff Snuggled with Me During Post-Surgery Recovery.

Hey everybody! In case you haven’t noticed I haven’t been around lately. But I’ve been active on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.So, here’s the lowdown as to what Solo Travel Girl has been up to…

The Pretty Big Stuff
I had a hysterectomy the end of January following the inauguration of President Trump and the Women’s March on Washington, and totally underestimated how drained and tired I would be following surgery.  Almost 7 weeks later, I’m ready to get back in the blogging game and out adventuring.

I’ve been broadcasting Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far on the radio station 97.5 FM WKDW radio real community radio in North Port, Florida. You can listen online at noon ET on Thursdays and if you missed a show, check out the archive.

I am now considered a best-selling author!  I am featured in the third edition of Women Innovators: Leaders, Makers and Givers. and share my story into blogging and beyond. Check it out!

The only thing that really does justice to big problems is staying optimistic. James Balog

The only thing that really does justice to big problems is staying optimistic. James Balog

The Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Lecture Series is wrapping up and I’ve heard from former Vice President Dick Cheney, Geena Davis, Jared Cohen and James Balog. The program wraps up next week.

Personal Stuff
My little Radcliff well, he’s doing okay. He’s turned into a sausage after being on steroids for about six months however, he is able to walk and he’s being weaned off his medication. I’m praying he’ll be okay and have a “normal” dog life.

Me? Well, I am trying to catch up on blogging about the various adventures I’ve had since last summer. In less than a 12-month period, I’ve had two surgeries and adopted a special-needs dog which has all thrown my life in a different direction than where I thought it was heading. Don’t despair, I’ll be catching up soon and I’m looking forward to spring and summer travels.

Your life today is not the status quo and you have the ability to change it.

Your life today is not the status quo and you have the ability to change it.

Treading Water
With all this being said, it is hard for me to keep up with email requests and messages and feel as though I’m drowning in a digital sea. My most recent medial downtime has made me realize I need to put myself first and simplify my life. It’s also made me realize about other aspects of my life, but I’ll save that for another post. One thing I know I don’t want to purge from my life is blogging which is why I’m determined to get back to writing and sharing on a regular basis.

I have also been looking at a more natural way of living and for just over a year, I have been using essential oils and learning more and more how to include them in my daily life ranging from incorporating them into my daily beauty routine such as placing frankincense in my facial moisturizer to diffusing essential oils at night to help me sleep.

Importantly, over the last couple of months I have come to realize that life is not the status quo and I have the ability to change it.

What’s new with you? Drop me a line!


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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  1. Thanks for the update Jennifer! Glad to hear you’re on the mend, I so enjoy reading your blog! Best wishes to Radcliff too!

  2. Thank you, Elle! I truly appreciate it 🙂 Radcliff and I are doing great, although we’re both a little heavier but working on that 🙂

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