Leaving Los Angeles

Posts include why I decided to quit my job, sell my house, and travel long-term. Also includes process of leaving a life behind. Click to read each short story.

Day 1: Merced, California

After driving for about five hours, I decided I needed to stop for the night in Merced, California. Merced has a population of about 81,000 people. It’s very dry, flat, and has a small-town feel. It’s most known for being close to the entrance into Yosemite National Park (it’s only a 2-hour drive from there).Continue reading “Day 1: Merced, California”

Leaving Los Angeles (Part 2)

After leaving my house, I knew I needed a place to crash for a few days so I could sort through stuff that I had frantically thrown in my car. My friend Valerie offered her 1 bedroom apartment and said she’d stay with her boyfriend so I had the place to myself. She has aContinue reading “Leaving Los Angeles (Part 2)”

Leaving Los Angeles (Part 1)

I had been anticipating leaving Los Angeles for several months so I thought I’d be ready to say goodbye. Once I gave my resignation at work and it was Facebook official that I was leaving, I went through many “goodbye” lunches, dinners, and conversations. I was so preoccupied with getting ready for a going awayContinue reading “Leaving Los Angeles (Part 1)”

How I Decided to Ditch My Life and Become a World Explorer

In 2016, I separated from my husband of almost ten years. I hiked the John Muir Trail that year, solo, which gave me the strength I needed to move forward. In 2018, I decided to sell my house, quit my corporate job, and travel full-time around the world.

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