Wayzata, Minnesota. Ending the year by visiting my parents for the holidays, I was reminded how Minnesotans make the most of what they get — very cold, snowy winters. Instead of resenting the weather (after all, that’s why I moved from my home state to California two different times) I tried to look at all the positives, channel my inner Minnesotan and actually, embrace it.
That’s how I’m approaching 2014. I’m still trying to get my freelance travel writing career off the ground; I was lucky to have a few pieces published in 2013 and I’ve been writing for a new travel site called Maptia.
So Travel Oops took a bit of a hit toward the end of 2013. I found it hard to keep up with teaching, writing, spending time with my family and blogging. Hearing “MOM, you’re always on the computer!” was not reassuring.
That being said, I really want to get back to more regular posting and perusing the blogs I’ve become so fond of on WordPress. Definitely, I want to thank everybody for still tuning in and encouraging me. Really, the WP community is, by far, the most supportive group of writers!
As far as travel goes, I don’t have definite plans. I’m hoping to visit Vietnam to follow up on the story about the Vietnamese nail industry. We’ll see…
Thank you so much and Happy 2014! I’ll close with some more photos of Minnesota.