The End and Beginning

Dear Follower-Famalam and Friends:

I hate dislike reading posts about a person explaining why they are not blogging anymore. I never want them to stop blogging. But here I am, thinking about the reasons why Globetracer, the personal blog, is coming to a close. Don’t hate me. Today is the first day of the year. Happy New Year! I hope you’re thoroughly enjoy a day of doing the least. I am typing this from the comforts of my bed. The holidays drain me socially, so this day is very necessary to regroup before heading back to work tomorrow.

Many of you who have been here from Day 1 know that it has been an amazing journey. This blog is a testament that you can go from not knowing what the hell you’re supposed to be doing in life, to stepping out on faith and reaping the benefits of hard work and sacrifice. I started blogging in 2011 when I was 26 years old and living in Costa Rica for a short stint. It’s been 6 great years of triumphs, setbacks and so so many blessings from God. IF you’re struggling with finding your passion and purpose, HOLD ON! All the steps you’re taking to actively find that place you’re supposed to be, make a difference. My biggest take-away from this blogging venture is that writing will always be a part of my life. That will never change. Globetracer, as it exists in this platform will no longer be updated but I will continue vlogging on my YouTube channel and posting the videos here for some time. Please subscribe! Also, follow me on Twitter if you don’t already (@TracitaLinda.)

It has been a joy to connect with so many of you, and I really do appreciate all the love and support throughout the years. If I had 2 gems that I want to remind you of, it’s to get back to happy no matter what you have to do to get there! and that happiness can be found right where you are. A lot of time we focus on being happy when we reach such and such milestone but there’s so much to revel in right where you are. I’m reminded daily to look for those moments:

  • Finding a new show on Netflix or Hulu to Binge (I’m thinking to start Glow here in a few)
  • Finish coloring the picture I started yesterday
  • Spending time with Brandon, making future plans.
  • Making trip plans for Spring Break!
  • Trying to decide what I’m going to grub on today…
  • The reality TV shows starting back up today and tomorrow (Married at First Sight anyone?)
  • Preparing for family to come into town…
  • Making my 2018 book list with SPECIFIC titles.

It’s a brand new year, time for new tings. I wish you all the best in 2018, beloved. See you around the internets. Kisses and hugs.

Signing off,

Tracey

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The End and Beginning

How I did with 2016 Resolutions: VLOG

Hi All! Happy November. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a vlog. In this vlog, I recap my progress on the goals I set out in 2016. Here’s that original post. And here is where I got the printable PDF of the list (The year on the page gets updated after the new year.)

 

 

How I did with 2016 Resolutions: VLOG

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!

Visual Recap: 2013

I’ve gathered some of my favorite shots from 2013.

In 2013 I experienced Haiti in March, and the Bahamas in December. I witnessed the beauty that is my stubborn and exquisite hair growth. I successfully completed 75% of my graduate program in Speech language Pathology. I inked Costa Rica’s unofficial motto on my hip. Life was great to me in 2013. Cheers to an even more delicious 2014!

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Lignanore Wine Fest: Mount Airy, MD
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Chart Your Path

Read more about my exquisite goddaughter here and here.

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Mural Before
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Mural After…#Haiti

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#JUSTSHE

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“I’ma wear this mask to church, ‘cuz that’s what people do in church anyway”
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Short hair, don’t care (March 2013)
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Visual Recap: 2013