Hi there! I’m Lia. Thanks for stopping by! I know there are a lot of websites out there that you could be checking out so I’m super excited you’re here!
Who am I? I’m a, well I guess a middle-aged woman living in Iowa. I’ve lived in Iowa for the majority of my life, with the exception of 6 months when I tried moving to Southern California. I didn’t want to be that girl from Iowa who always regretted never moving away, so I left, and I came right back! I love it here!
After college, I got sucked into my J.O.B. I’ve worked in sales, marketing, fundraising, public relations & event planning. I’ve also been involved in the communities I’ve lived in and giving back. I loved the work I did (most of the time). However, I always put my everything into it, which meant there wasn’t much left over for me.
I lived my life working towards what I thought was expected of me. Pushing further in my career. And I was doing great! But all of that didn’t really seem to fill my cup the way I was looking for it to be filled.
My mother would always ask about different trips and if I wanted to go with her (I have an AMAZING relationship with my mom!). Honestly, I did, but I always said no. I was afraid to make those plans in case something came up with work or my personal life.
Well, after I started feeling like I was completely losing myself in my job, I knew I needed to make a change! I said yes to a trip to Mexico to swim with whale sharks! I had decided that I was only going to fill my cup with the things that I wanted! Not what I thought was expected of me.
I’ve fallen in love with travel more and more over the years since then. From going to Africa to quick weekend road trips. I also enjoy seeing wildlife (animals make my heart happy) and exploring new areas. Traveling teaches us more about ourselves, and about the amazing world around us, and I love learning! And now I get to be in a job where I help others explore the world more, and love it!
As I mentioned earlier, I have a great relationship with my mother and she is my travel buddy most of the time. I realize she won’t be around forever so I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to make some amazing memories with her while I can!
So, I’m living audaciously now! That means that I’m living a life where I’m taking more risks and doing more things to fill my cup!
My Other Loves
While I thoroughly love traveling, there are a few other loves in my life! One of them would be my furbaby, Wrigley. She is my child. There are also those wonderful children I get to spoil in my role as an aunt! I’m the fun one 😉
The various posts on this blog are about things I’ve learned, experienced, or want to experience! Places I’ve seen, things I’ve done. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy learning a little more about the wonderful world around us and get a spark within yourself and begin living audaciously too!