In early 2013, I quit my job without another job on the horizon. It was time to go. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next, so I decided to take a break. Call it a leap of faith. Call it crazy. I call it one of the best decisions I ever made.
I grew up and attended college in Pennsylvania. Then I spent almost 20 years in the Washington, DC area. Factor in some years for graduate school. I’ve traveled a fair amount, but never lived outside the east coast area, let alone lived abroad.
In 2013, I moved to Budapest, Hungary for two years. In 2015, I moved to Dijon, France. Now I’m back in the USA and on my next adventure.
You know when your computer gets stuck and the only thing you can do is reboot it? That’s what I’ve done to my life. I’ve rebooted. Twice. And I’m excited with how my life has restarted each time.
I’m a writer, traveler, chocoholic (dark please!), wine lover, aspiring foodie, public speaker, challenge seeker, life long learner, and optimist. Not always in that order. I value family, friends, smiles, belly laughter, real mail (hint, hint), communication, community, and a sky filled with stars. My default is happy.
I hope you’ll get a taste of all of this on this blog. I’m writing this because enough people have asked for updates, and I thought this might be helpful. You can also find me @jlblanck on Twitter and Instagram. I hope you read my blog and smile, laugh, question, and maybe even learn.
Don’t be afraid to reboot when needed.