I want to make the world a better place.
This isn’t a secret, I’m a total hippie. In that vein, I’d like to welcome you to the new LITMO Life.
If you’ve been keeping up with my extremely sporadic blog posts, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling a bit, not just with the direction of The LITMO Life, but also with having the time/motivation to write.
A lot changed after I got married, not the least of which being that a lot of people that I really liked disappointed me with their judgment. And you know, strangers on the internet, too. So I lost my mojo for a while. And I was enjoying just living life with my husband, doing our thing and not worrying about planning blog posts and YouTube videos.
There was also something else going on that I didn’t really share before: I was working my ass off to pay down a bunch of medical bills for my pup. If you know me in real life, you’ll know that three years ago, she got massively sick and almost died. The medical bills for that were….well, a lot. More than a person getting sick let’s say. And you know, no insurance! I was fortunate enough to never have any debt before, so her bills really freaked me out. So I was paying them down and recently reached a point, signing a big client, where I could have them totally wiped out. So I decided to put my head down and just work really hard. That meant that the things that were once a huge priority, like The LITMO Life, had to take a little back seat for a little while, which was fine with me, because, well, different things are important at different times of life.
I’m happy to say that I’m done! So now not only can I work even less, I can also get back to The (new) LITMO Life.
Not only that, but since I’ve been happy practicing law for myself, I decided to upgrade my website (with my new last name of course). That’s also done, so I have more time to get back to the things that matter to me!
Why is it new? Well, as I’ve said before, it’s less about travel and more about, just, well, love! You see, in getting caught up in all the marketing bullshit that comes with being on the Internet in 2017, I also just realized that even though I didn’t need to write about or Youtube about only one topic, the things I do write and Youtube about all have a unifying theme: love.
Even travel writing, that’s essentially about love. It’s about exploring new parts of the world and yourself to be better at, well, loving! Whether it’s loving life or loving you or loving other people.
I love writing about love, in its many different forms. Love of animals (veganism), love of change (nonmonogamy and non-traditional thoughts), love of making the world better (social justice) and love of others (friends and lovers).
So this is how things are changing: I have a new schedule for LITMO’ing and YouTubing. I have more time. I have a clearer-focused picture of what I want to write about (a lot more love). And I’m excited to begin!
Talk to you all really soon! <3