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AK Monthly Recap: August 2017

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AK Monthly Recap: August 2017

Hello. I?m thirty-three. And I?m more balanced than I?ve been in a year and a half. It took a long time to get this point. When I moved to New York in early 2016, I knew it was time ? and I was so happy. Even so, I struggled with anxiety. Was I not traveling […]

Hello. I?m thirty-three. And I?m more balanced than I?ve been in a year and a half.
It took a long time to get this point. When I moved to New York in early 2016, I knew it was time ? and I was so happy. Even so, I struggled with anxiety. Was I not traveling enough" How would I manage my travels and build a life in New York" Would my readers leave me"! How would I earn enough money to survive in New York when it was so much more expensive than traveling and I would be doing less of the travel that would actually earn me money in the first place"!
Balance is fallacy, I wrote on my 32nd birthday last year.
I still believe that perfect balance is an impossibility. That said, while my life is not 100% balanced, it’s pretty close right now.
For one thing, I?m thrilled to be working with so many US-based destinations this year. A few years ago, only European destinations had budgets, so this is a welcome development. I love exploring my own country and sharing it with my readers. I love that I can swoop in on a quick flight, work an intense 3-5 day campaign, then fly home and do the rest of my content creation work from New York.
And this schedule is working very well. Every 2-3 months, I do a 2-3 week trip, and in between I do short trips of 3-5 days. This allows me to live fully in New York without wondering that I?m gone too often.
Maybe I won’t be as happy with this schedule in the future ? but for right now, it?s excellent.

Destinations Visited
New York, New York, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Vail, Denver, and Boulder, Colorado, USA
Oulu, Kuopio, Porosalmie, Oravi, Porvoo, and Helsinki, Finland
Minsk, Belarus

Favorite Destinations
Vail. A kickass mountain town with fabulous hiking and wonderful, warm people.
Porvoo. A pretty little wisp of a Finnish town.
Helsinki. Still one of my favorite offbeat European capitals, and this time I got to explore more islands.

Highlights
Turning 33 in style. I turned 33 on August 2 (no, no birthday post this year, but I might write one this month) and went to see Waitress on Broadway with my friends Beth and Amelia. There was a special reason for that: my cousin Matt was in the show! He?s been in the cast for months now, also serving as the understudy for Earl (the mean husband), so when he announced that he?d be playing Earl for a two-week run, we got tickets!
I hadn?t seen Matt in something like 20 years, but he invited us backstage after the show. It was so nice to reconnect and chat about our grandmothers ? and take lots of pictures with pies!
Also, we got the cheapest tickets possible ($49 plus $12.50 fees for a total of $61.50 on the TodayTix app) and were in the very back row of the theater, but the ...
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