I had grand plans for vacation. I would spend the week in Cabo writing (at least a post a day), reading and catching up on the past month I spent under a rock (more on that in a minute). The trip did not go as planned. I wrote zero blog posts, read about 25% of one book and caught up on very little. But I slept in every morning, exercised daily and ate half of the tacos south of the border. So there’s that. If you’ve noticed radio silence on my end, I have no excuse other than to say that the last month and a half has been crazy busy. In a good way, but still kinda bonkers. As you guys probably recall, last year I spent a few weeks in Kenya, both on holiday and volunteering with Rotary. Two weeks ago, I spoke about that experience at my Rotary club. Although I had about eight months to prepare for the presentation, I did what I always do and left it until the last minute. Thus, every spare moment in February was spent writing and editing my speech, as opposed to on my blog. Initially, I had planned on cutting the presentation into a couple of blog posts, as I so want to share my journey with you. However, the presentation was so well-received (yay!) that I was asked to give it again at our Rotary District Conference in the beginning of May. In the off-chance that someone were to stumble upon my little blog and read that speech before I had a chance to deliver it, I’ve opted to postpone posting it until after the conference. But, stay tuned. Because, if I do say so myself, it is one of the better things I’ve written. In a nutshell, I share how my trip to Kenya, especially volunteering at the Kakuma Refugee Camp, changed my life and filled me with perspective and gratitude. Kinda heavy stuff for a style blog but, in all honesty, after working on that piece for a month, I would love to see my writing go more in that direction. I still love style and pretty pictures, don’t get me wrong. But, this is a “survival guide,” after all. So along with the pretty, I’d like to include more of the personal, not-so-stylized side of my life, as well. Stay tuned for that as well as a lot more travel, as I take off for Turkey, Kenya and Uganda in a little less than a month! And if you want to see more of me and Pip (because let’s be honest, my blogging schedule is kinda irregular), make sure to follow us on Instagram!
Photos by Michele LoBosco