I started to resume blogging in February and then disappeared again. I’ve still been dealing with the turmoil going on in my life and trying to figure out what I want my next steps to be. I have been traveling a little and went to the TBEX Conference (Travel Bloggers Exchange) in Minneapolis this past weekend and there, at the closing speech, Andrew Zimmern of the Bizarre Foods franchise said something that finally brought me back to blogging.
What’s great about travel is that it makes you be outwardly focused instead of inwardly tormented. You’re your best self when you travel.
His words hit home and made me realize how much I’ve missed Browsing the Atlas and being a part of the blogging community. He made me realize that my blog might just be exactly what I need to get me through this and to remember who I am.
So I’m back, and I have Andrew Zimmern to thank for that. It feels great already.
As a fun aside, Andrew gave us some of his background during an incredible Closing Night speech. He has a dual-degree from Vassar. Care to guess what his degrees are in?
I’ll tell you the answer in a few days and will also tell you this: if you ever have the chance to hear him speak, DO IT! He’s fantastic.