February 23, 2018

Who Inspires You? Inspirational Blogs

EuropeanTravelista has been live for a month and boy have I learned a lot in a very short amount of time.  Since I first decided to start this new venture last fall I have had to learn how to write (??), about WordPress, Studiopress templates, widgets, SEO, how to market a blog, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and more.  Most of this list is still very much a work in progress and some I really have no clue what it is – hello StumbleUpon and Twitter!!  But I am learning . . . slowly.

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Since I started reading and reading and reading travel blogs, I have found an amazing amount of people who have stretched themselves and set out to do the seemingly impossible.  I have spent time being afraid and more time being inspired.  This little endeavor has stretched my limits. . . Yes at 52 years old I am stepping out of my comfort zone and it feels good!

I just finished reading a post by a very inspirational blogger and it got me thinking about the blogs I have discovered and how they have inspired me.  So here is my list of inspirational blogs.

Where is Jenny?

Living your dream is hard.  It takes strength of character and a fortitude that a lot of us don’t have to stand up to family and friends that think your dream is irresponsible or selfish.  The reactions received when our dreams don’t stack up to the “norm” are difficult to face but Jenny is doing just this.  She is willing to take a deep look inward to figure out her life.  She shares this introspection on her site.  Check out her “Bucket List”.  It may just inspire you to make one of your own and then go after it!

Breakaway Backpacker

Jaime is young man that was forced to grow up pretty quickly.  One night, he made a mistake but the great thing about Jaime is he learned from it.  I admire Jaime for being strong enough to face the challenges and being so willing to share it on the web.  His honesty is something we all could learn from.  Jaime is taking off on his “Breakaway” journey in 5 short days.  I for one am looking forward to reading about his adventure as it unfolds.  Bravo Jaime and Happy Travels!

World Travel for Couples

I just read their blog “Making the Decision: Why We Went on a RTW Trip” and that was the inspiration for this post.  I have found a lot of blogs focusing on Round the World travel but this one has spoken to me.  My heart is still pounding from reading their most recent post.  I have known for awhile that I need to travel.  I have even known for awhile that I need to spend an extended amount of time away from home exploring some portion of this world.  I just have not gotten up the guts to actually do something about it.  It is still just in my mind.  Thanks to Adam and Megan I am now ready to put my dream on paper and attach a date to it!  Then I will set deadlines so that I am ready when that date arrives.

Thank you to all you bloggers out there who have inspired me.  Whether you have inspired me to travel or to be a better writer, you have all inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and reach for more!

Who inspires you?

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  1. Adam says:

    Wow Debbie, I am so humbled and honored that my post inspired this. I’m so glad that you got so much out of that post. Since I really started writing about our RTW adventure and everything that went into it, I’ve had a bit of an extra spring in my step as well. I am so happy that it inspired you to live your dreams. Good luck, and if you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Thanks again for the kind words, they are much appreciated!
    Adam recently posted..Picture of the Week – Bangkok

    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Last Friday, my husband and I had our first “meeting” to plan our break. Since then I too have had quite a spring in my step! Thanks to all the amazing and honest bloggers I have come across. Thank you!

  2. Sarah says:

    Ooh! I’ll put a vote in for Where is Jenny too. I also really enjoy reading http://www.manvsclock.com and http://www.1yearsabbatical.com Good luck getting your blog going 🙂
    Sarah recently posted..Photo Friday- Spring is on its way

    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Thanks Sarah! This blog has been a stretch for me but a very good one!

      I will be looking at 1yearsabbatical today!

  3. Wilson Usman says:

    My favorite blogs I would say are manvsdebt.com, chrisguillebeau.com, seanogle.com, and thrillingheroics.com. They’ve played a huge roll on my path to becoming location independent also.

    I see you’ve been blogging for a few months now, glad to see you doing it also. Don’t give up. Keep the good stuff coming. By the way thanks for those 3 links, I’ll have to check them out, I think I might have been to a couple of them but I don’t remember.

    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Hi Wilson! I will look up the blogs that helped you on your blogging journey.

      My husband and I had our first meeting Friday to start planning our escape, if you will. I guess I will have to come up with a better name for it!

      Thank you also your encouragement.

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