Where in the World Have I Been?

IMG_3072Wow, has it been a while…I’ve almost forgotten how to blog! I noticed that I’ve been getting new followers lately, so I felt that I needed to first say THANK YOU and secondly that I need to be honest with you all. As part of a very long overdue update, I wanted to catch all of you up with what’s been going on with me lately, along with pictures from my latest trip to NYC. Yes, that’s me in the photo above in front of Rockefeller Center (and yes the jacket and other items are 100% vegan “leather). Anyway, here’s what’s happened in the last few months:

  1. I graduated college
  2. I moved out of my parents’ house
  3. I started a job at a vegan startup
  4. I stepped my game up with Instagram/Facebook posts and a YouTube channel
  5. I had a change of heart when it came to this blog

IMG_4155Specifically…number 5 is something I want to address, and it honestly relates to everything else that I’ve been going through lately. First of all, everything is GREAT…in fact better than it has ever been! Lately though, I’ve been finding that blogging here was just something that I did to pass time. I didn’t really enjoy it as much as the other projects that I’ve been working on, including my new job which is more exciting to me than I can even explain. There are so many great vegan bloggers out there who are doing it full time, and I really appreciate all the effort that they’re putting into it. I haven’t had the time nor the motivation to do a full review, interview or other post on here in quite some time. However, I do feel really good about pursuing other outlets such as cooking classes, vegan meetups, and just joining local friends for dinner and visiting new places around Colorado.

IMG_3089The truth is, my strengths do not lie in blogging. But they do lie in being creative and helping other people with the knowledge that I have (in design, for instance). As someone who was blogging completely for free with whatever spare time I had out of school and working, it has come to a point where I just can’t do it anymore. I think you have to do what you love, and if you don’t love it…it shows in your work. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t follow along my daily posts on places like Instagram, Facebook and even Snapchat (anotherhungryv). Hopefully YouTube will get some more attention from me as well, but I can’t promise anything just yet.

IMG_3965As for my job…I am excited to announce VeganTravel to you all. I’ve been part of this project since the beginning of June, and I’ve worked hard to be able to help bring this site to you and many others. If you want to keep up with my other (more frequent blogs), feel free to check them out here. Just a warning that they’re less about food and products, and more about places I’ve been recently like Scotland and New York. I’m also freelancing as a designer on the side, and you can check out my work here. This post isn’t intended to be an advertisement for myself, but if you are in need of some work feel free to contact me. I’d love to help out!

IMG_4261Anyway, this post is mostly to say THANK YOU for being an avid follower of my blog…or for reading this post alone. You all totally deserve an update and I apologize for taking so long to catch you up on things. This isn’t so much a farewell, but rather a “things are looking up, and I’m excited to share new adventures with you”. I hope you will continue to keep up with my updates on VeganTravel, facebook and instagram for now. I wish the best of luck to all of you, wherever you may be in your lives right now. Keep spreading the messages of kindness, compassion and joy wherever you are.