Dear friends, welcome to Living Boldly. I’m so delighted to be able to pop into your inbox this (busy for me) afternoon.
This afternoon is busy for me because next week, I’m relaunching Storytellers In Action, my travel media (and dream crystallization) masterclass. As any proper human would do, I’ve left a lot of work all the way till the end, so editing videos, putting the course together, deciding on the remaining treats we offer to those who sign up next week—all of that still needs to be done. 😅 (And if you want to be the first to know when the class opens, join the waitlist here.)
Plus, as I mentioned in this Instagram post this week:
I see things picking up in travel media. Editors of big publications have been reaching out to me with work in the past few weeks and that feels so good.
As a result, I also have three (😅) pieces due tomorrow for a big US publication I haven’t worked with before (and another UK one).
So it’s going to be a working Sunday for me. And that’s how I know I’m on the right path now: whereas before, I used to dread working on weekends, now I can’t wait to get back to all the projects I have.
P.S. This week, Lonely Planet’s annual Best In Travel package came out and I’m delighted that two of my stories are part of it. First, I wrote a piece on Rwanda which got the Best Sustainable Wildlife Program award here. Second, I’m happy to see Amman get the recognition it so well deserves with its Most Welcoming Destination award.
P.P.S. This week’s podcast episode, Reimagine & Recommit To Your Dreams, got a lot of great feedback. Many listeners said they needed to hear this message: if you haven’t done all you wanted to do this year, now is the time to forgive yourself. Listen on Apple here and Spotify here.
This week’s joy links:
I’m reading Cold Inside: Sexual Climate Change. “Is modern life turning people off sex?”
I’m listening to this wonderful episode of The Good Life Project, an interview with Gay Hendrick, the psychologist who coined the ‘zone of genius’ concept
I’m finishing The Crown today and at times, it was absolutely wretched to watch