Musings and Stuff

Everything Begins with Gratitude

Everything Begins with Gratitude

Five years ago today, I was out at the bar drinking, having a complete blast as usual. There was nothing special about that night except it was the last time I ordered a beer, wine or cocktail. The next morning, when I realized I didn't want to plan the rest of my...

Violently Grateful and The End of Fun

Violently Grateful and The End of Fun

There is this scene in Joe Vs. The Volcano where Joe sees the moon rise over the ocean from the tiny raft keeping him and Patricia alive. Joe is dehydrated and near death and can just barely get to his knees but see this amazing moon rising and he says Dear God, Whose...

Let’s be honest, 2016 was a hot mess.

Let’s be honest, 2016 was a hot mess.

The US election. Aleppo. Mass shootings everywhere. Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Alan Rickman, Garry Shandling, Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder - If feels like half the rock and roll hall of fame is now deceased, the laughter has died and now Princess...

Letting Go of Perfect Holidays

Letting Go of Perfect Holidays

Yesterday, I attempted to pack my suitcase for 13 months of travel, and began to virtually meet my Remote Year colleagues. Yep, things got pretty real. I had a mini-freak out when it didn't go according to plan, and started getting anxious about the fact that I'm...

Eat, Pray, Love to Travel is Now Katebagoy.com

Eat, Pray, Love to Travel is Now Katebagoy.com

Eat, Pray, Love to Travel was initially created to share what I've learned on my journey to inspire other women to travel solo and break-free from self-limitation. After a year of dabbling with "blogging" & focusing on self-improvement, I realized that my purpose...

Following Your Heart and My Pledge to You

Following Your Heart and My Pledge to You

When I initially started this blog I wanted to inspire others to travel by sharing my experiences through photography. Particularly, I wanted to encourage other women to travel solo. I felt inspired and started strong, even taking a class on building a successful...

Remote Year Fear

Remote Year Fear

AKA Dealing with Overwhelm With less than three months until I depart with Remote Year, I find myself overwhelmed by daily decisions, much less life altering decisions such as "who will be renting my apartment," or "how am I going to survive without Amazon Prime?"....

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