A few weeks back, I wrote about my thoughts on taking a blogging break. I was feeling exhausted, stretched too thin and pretty overwhelmed trying to keep up with blogging and my new 9-5 work life (which isn’t really 9-5). Truthfully, most of those feelings still exist, but after a lot of thought, I’ve decided that maybe a “break,” isn’t the way to go. Maybe to rekindle my love for blogging, I just had to shake things up a bit.
And so, I have some exciting news! Well, at least I think it’s exciting…. correct me if I’m wrong.
I’m going to be starting a new blog/vlog series called- A Little Look at My Expat Life- Santiago Style.
I’ve been wanting to pull the plug and try this for a while now, and I think it may be just what I need to feel excited about my little space of the Internet again!
I want to get interactive, to get engaged and talking. I want to connect with all my friends, family and followers out there!
And, because I haven’t had the time to travel a crazy amount lately- not to mention I’m still WAY backed up on posts from my winter travels- I thought it’d be cool to give you all a little inside look at what it’s really like living as an expat in Santiago, Chile. You know, the “uncut” real-life stuff, that too often gets left out of blogging.
After all, life in Chile may now seem pretty normal to me, but to those who have never been here- I’m sure it’s pretty damn different! I mean I didn’t know much of anything about this city before I got here, and what I found when I arrived really shocked me. Nothing was exactly as I pictured it to be. I can’t speak for everyone, but many of us gringos have got a pretty skewed view of South America.
I still get messaged on Instagram with comments like, “Whoaaaaaa! There are skyscrapers in Santiago?!?!” Yes. Believe it or not, there is a pretty big bustling city down here …
So, I guess it’s time I showed Santiago off!
So far, some of my ideas for this series include everything from a normal “Day in my Life” and “A Trip to Santiago’s Local Market,” to a tad crazier “Trip to the top of Latin America’s Tallest Building” and an uncut “Night Out in Santiago.” I’m also hoping to interview a few fellow expats. cough, cough– hope you’re cool with that Marcella! 😀
I’ll be posting the “episodes” on Instagram Stories and elaborating on them here! Hopefully twice a month. We’ll see how it goes…
But, to really get started, and give you all a true “inside look”- I first need YOUR help!
What do you want to know about EXPAT life in Santiago? OR really life in Santiago in general? What would you like to see/hear/read about in this series? Shoot me some ideas in the comments below!
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Welcome to Wanderful Wednesdays!
Consider yourself a wanderer?! Well then, this Blog Hop is for you!
Meet your hosts: ME, Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This and Marcella of What a Wonderful World.
Here on Wanderful Wednesday we hope to promote an open and supportive community for like-minded bloggers- expats, travelers and all kinds of wanderers!
The linkup will take place every Wednesday at 8AM GMT.
Wanderful Wednesday Guidelines:
- Link up a wanderful travel related post below! One per blogger per week please!
- Spread the LOVE! Blog Hops are all about hopping around & getting to know others within the community! At the very least please try to comment on one other post before you go!
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- Don’t forget to grab the button and link back to your wanderful hosts! Help us spread the word and let’s get others involved!
You can also pin your post to our new Pinterest Board! Let me know if you’d like the invite.
This week I’m highlighting Kit’s of The Kittchen’s post “Where to Party in Belgrade.” Whenever I travel I like to get a taste of the local nightlife, and a good bar hop is right up my alley! What a great write up and guide that I hope to put to use one day! If you haven’t already, be sure to go check out her post and spread the love! Thanks for linking up with us Kit! ?
Happy Hopping Friends!! 😀