Wanderlust Wendy

business update

The first quarter of 2020 felt never-ending. Amid a global pandemic and a new job, I managed very little progress with the blog. I contemplated whether to continue these updates, since this blog, much like my new day job, is more a nonprofit endeavor than a business.  Out of curiosity, I went back to the first update I published a year ago. Looking at the YoY growth, I am quite … Read more

After the existential exploration of my writer identity in Q3, I decided to focus on writing in Q4, and worry about everything else (how to make money, career, etc.) next year. While I dove into writing, the universe presented new plans on how I should spend time in 2020. #NaNoWriMo Writing Challenge In the world of blogging, it’s easy to get distracted with marketing, SEO optimization, photo curation, edits, etc. … Read more

Q3 was filled with transitions as we settle into our new lives in Saigon. With Xav at work, I am left with ample time to catch up on this blog.   Am I A Writer?  Being in a new city, one of the most common questions I get is that dreaded, “What do you do?”. I find myself stumbling over this question and throw out some version of, “oh, I’m exploring … Read more

The imposter syndrome returns as I prepare for this Q2 update. My initial feeling: I haven’t accomplished much. I spent the entire month of July traveling before settling into our new home in Saigon. If I’ve learned anything over this past year, it’s that I am a terrible travel blogger, as in, travel and blog at the same time.  Yet, in the spirit of accountability, I forced myself to eschew … Read more

I’ve been blogging off and on (mostly off) for over a decade now. Things in the blogging world have changed, but my love for writing to pay-it-forward has not. Blogging has remained the only hobby that I can consistently work on for hours at a time. You know that “follow your passion” advice? Well, I don’t know what my passion is, but I suppose this comes close. I’ve lost count … Read more