Using what you have

(You will have to excuse the long wait between posts.  I have written this pose 4 times and it keeps getting eaten by WordPress.  After which I got mad at WordPress and stopped posting. I however have a few posts written.)

One man’s trash s another man’s treasure

I have been upcycling physical items for a while: repurposing other people’s old clothes into bags and malfunction electronics into something useful.  however, when i started a dedicated yoga practice and deciding to take tome off for travel that I realized the concept can translate to more than stuff in your life.  The concept can apply to any emotion or circumstance you encounter.

If you do not attach yourself to the emotion or circumstance you encounter, you can turn anything around to what you want.  You can turn your anger into a passion for change.  you can turn a horrible job into opportunity for w better job.

Turn your own trash into your own treasure

if yo turn the concept of one object having different meanings to different people to the concept that you can change your own perspective of anything, you really can do anything.  it’s not the same as don’t take no as an answer, its making that no work in a way that aids you.

Why the sudden epiphany?  I have been trying to figure out a way to add cohesion to my blog, my travel goals, and my professional goals.  I don’t like travel blogs that are just geared towards telling about travel tips or a certain type of travel who expect people to want to help fund there travel or slog through all of their affiliate ads.  I like a focused blog that is entertaining and easy to traverse without opening twenty windows of ads.  Nora at The Professional Hobo is one of my favorites.

How to do that with my background, experience and education and focus it on what I want to add to my life Is a completely different angle though.  I work in water and wastewater engineering with a little environmental engineering on the side.  But then it hit me that green buildings, water resources, ecotourism, etc. are all very chic and I am qualified to at least enter the field except I have no portfolio.  In the next thought I also realized that my company is always looking for people to write articles for local magazines and papers about projects we build and anything industry related.  So here i have written my first article and had the abstract accepted about green building (the one i work in).

So I am taking a job that has continued way past its prime and turning it into an opportunity for growth.  It was strange, the day I realized this a friend told me she was reading a book titled “When Everything Changes, Change Everything.”  I have only read the first few pages but it has a lot of the same concepts in it.  It’s beyond not seeing life as a challenge but seeing the solutions in what is presented to you, they are not good or bad but they just are.

So here I have added a few more tools to my traveling tool belt.  And in addition to traveling I might be posting about environmental and water issues where ever it is that I am.

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Updated My Travel Links!

I added a ton more blogs and some location specific sources to my travel links.  Did I link you?  Check and see!

Not there?  Should you be?  Is there a blog or travel information I should really see?  Have information on Peru or Machu Picchu or Australia or India or travel yoga?  Post me a link and why I should link you and maybe it will end up there too!

Travel Planning Links

I thought I would give you guys the tip that if you go to my Travel Planning Links page, which I recently updated, you can get travel tips and travel blog recommendations.  I am so sorry if I read your blog and it is not up yet, I seem to be doing more blog reading than blog organizing lately.  Soon to be up, I email myself all the links I just have to put them on here.  I have not used most of these since I am still sitting in Florida, but they come highly recommended.  Soon to come more Visa information and more blog recommendations. Have a blog you want me to recommend, leave a comment and I will check it out.  Unless you are complete spam I would probably be so giddy to have comments I would love it!  😉

Also I added travel articles so I have a reference of the articles I read on traveling.  Most of them right now are on budgeting!  Again, they are not all up yet, but will be eventually,