Wanderlust Wendy

Current Status

Last updated: May 27, 2018

The now page was inspired by a Tim Ferris podcast interview with Derek Sivers, who began the nownownow.com project. Think long-form version of social media status updates. Rather than ephemeral, this now page requires a bit more intention and thought to maintain. The purpose of my now page is to share current projects to both keep myself accountable, and update collaborators and readers.

2019 Theme: Be Uncomfortable

Last year, after bidding farewell to our lives in Shanghai, we realized our dream of traveling full-time. It surprised me how quickly we can fall into the comfort of travel, despite bopping from one new place to the next. I decided to challenge myself further and declared 2019 the year of being uncomfortable. So far, I’ve lived on an off-grid farm, announced to take this blog seriously, tried out a shooting range, and a float spa.

Current Location

We had spent this spring back in my hometown in suburbia St. Louis, where I reconnected many great friends. I also had time to rest, work on writing, and rekindle with this city that I had called home for a decade. Now, we are heading back to Europe for a month to spend some quality time with family there, and reconnect with a different set of old friends in London.

Next up: Vietnam

We are heading to Europe for a month, and will relocate to settle temporarily (or permanently? who knows.) in Ho Chi Minh City. To prepare for this journey, I am learning Vietnamese, collecting contacts to help kickstart our new life, and finding as much information as I can about our new home.

What I’m Reading

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future
Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London