I’m Nesting…

Hi you all lovely readers!! I’ve neglected to write in sometime, but I’m glad to see my page visits haven’t totally flatlined… Since my last day of work in a school-based setting (June 13th) I had searched and searched for apartments/townhomes/condos, packed and purged almost ALL of the paperwork I was carrying around since 2011 (finally!), signed a lease, and am ready for the next chapter. My boyfriend and I will be officially living together. We are moving to a new state. We have come a long way to get here. I feel blessed.

The glo’ up is real! Summer is officially here and I am ready to eat all the foods. I am ready to ride on some roller coasters, drink some wine, visit a new place, frolic in my bathing suit, and make plans for the next major trip. I am ready to celebrate 32! SO many great things to look forward to as I enjoy the summer off. I started this blog when I was turning 26! It’s been 6 awesome years, and so many accomplishments since then.

So, back to the title of this post. No, I’m not pregnant (as far as I know…) I was trying to find the word for the intense feeling you get when you move into a new place and you want everything clean, readied and perfect! I am in love with our new condo! It has nothing in it and it’s perfect. We are not officially moving until next weekend but my feeling is because it’s already paid for… I want to be there right now, every minute, every hour…even if it’s sleeping on an air bed, drinking out of red Solo cups with no Wi-fi. I want to make the place my home. There should be a word for that. What do you think?

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Besides that, this move has really gotten me to start thinking about what I really want for our space. I want a minimalist space. Right now, I don’t have minimalist tendencies so this is the issue (I currently have a mental list of the things we NEED for our space.) We get a clean slate with a new place and I really, really want a Less is More attitude and feel. I’ve started listening to the Minimalists podcast to guide me. There are so many perks to embracing this lifestyle; spending less, focusing on more important things, getting on track with finances and saving…I’ll keep ya’ll updated on the status.

In the meantime, I wish ya’ll a happy Fourth!  Enjoy family, friends, and stay safe!

Cheers to new beginnings,

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I’m Nesting…

What’s Rockin’ My World: End of the School Year

There’s no shortcut through the hard stuff. So stop running from it.

-She (October 26, 2015)

The last 5 days of school/work have been the longest days. I’m trying to be patient and focus on the paperwork+packing I have to finish as I transition out of this school. But I’m so distractible and everyone is annoying me. It’s too nice to be inside!! It’s been a tough week to say the least. But it’s looking up.

Here’s what is currently rockin’ my world:

  • Last Saturday was the 5 year anniversary of GlobeTracer. I wasn’t compelled to do the handwritten letter I usually do. I didn’t want to force anything. 5 years is a great milestone, I am thankful.
  • Burning Questions: Why do I want to fast-forward so much? I have to learn how to feel and be in uncomfortable places. It’s not fun, but I don’t gain what I have to when I’m constantly thinking about tomorrow, or the fall. Or 2017. Or when I live somewhere else…
  • I’m ready to do life with him. Being apart and seeing each other only on the weekend is starting to get to me.
  • I got a new couch! It’s mine and it’s new and it’s firm. How does one break these things in?
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Don’t look at my messy “office.”
  • About 2 weeks until Chicago! 🙂 First trip of the summer.
  • Burning Questions: What if I’m not sure what I really want? How do I know when to trust what I want is really what is right?
  • I got a retirement plan. Talk about #adulting. In 30 years, I’ll be 60 years old? How????
  • I’ve only read 2 books this year so far, but this summer I’ll do better!

Now it’s your turn!!

Tell me what’s currently rockin’ your world!! If this is your first time here, please say hello!

If you’re a long time reader- what’s something you want to keep reading about on the blog? why?

Thank you for visiting my little space,

-She

What’s Rockin’ My World: End of the School Year

GlobeTracer is 3 Today!

My life when I began GlobeTracer consisted of a true teaching of “going with the flow.” Although I was living in Paradise (better known as Costa Rica) I was working through a lot of growing pains. I “moved” to Costa Rica knowing I wanted to 1) work and 2) volunteer. I didn’t have a job when I moved there, and I hadn’t secured where I would be volunteering either. I lived day to day learning to appreciate the process.

JUNE 2011

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Don't call me bag lady.
Don’t call me bag lady.


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My life now. I’m a recent graduate, I live in a city…and I’m transitioning from student to professional again in a field I’ve fallen in love with!

MAY 2014

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As is the tradition…my blog-o-versary handwritten letter. Click below.

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For past blog-o-versaries, click GT year 1, GT year 2.

MAKE SURE YOU DIDN’T MISS THESE POSTS! (Click titles!)

A/S/L?

Things I’m Not Sposta Say…

#simplejoys

SHE shares morning tea

7 Things I don’t Pretend to be Good At

 

-She

 

 

GlobeTracer is 3 Today!

1 Year of Tracing…

STATS for Globe Tracer

TOP 3 Most Read Posts of ALL TIME

A Mal Tiempo Buena Cara– 313 views

7 Things I learned from Going Back to School (At 26)– 215 views

On Rejection: First VLOG– 120 views

My busiest day and Views

February 24, 2012 with 102 views

TOP 3 Commenters

Ms. Nikks & Up4Dsn- tied with 26 comments

Jessica (A.)- 22 comments

don- 20 comments

Top 3 Views by Country (for 7 days ending 6-5-12)

United States- 144

Canada- 14

UK- 2

Tica’s Top 3 Favorite Posts:

Sunken Ship bar tale 

Random Things I will Miss from Costa Rica

My Bucket List

Thanks for Tracing with me again, I love the little community I’ve built here and look forward to sharing more of what life unfolds for me.

Pura Vida!

1 Year of Tracing…

Costa Rica Live (en Video)

Homesick. A year ago today, I was in my second month living in Costa Rica. In 6 days (June 11th) I’ll be celebrating Globe Tracer’s one year blog-o-versary.

Thought I’d share this video of Costa Rica taken by some surfin’ gringos. It does show some very tico landmarks like; sodas (our word for bodegas), Pilsen beer, soccer matches, wildlife, beaches, and lots of green!!

Enjoy!

 

Costa Rica Live (en Video)