Some magic in Baja.... PETTING A GRAY 🐳😍😍🤩 Turn your sound on. The excitement from the group is palpable!! There is no bait or training involved here.. they simply come to this extra buoyant lagoon to give birth because it’s easier for the babies to learn how to swim, and for some reason love scratching themselves on the boats and getting love from the humans. This same lagoon is also the location of a commercial salt producer because of the high salinity.

I was lucky enough to snatch Tye’s phone from his pocket when this giant one swam up, thinking it might only visit for a moment as many others had. But this one LOVED neck scratches and came right up to the boat, turned over, and let us all give it a good scritch-scritch-scritch multiple times, happily closing its ginormous eye and gently relaxing each time it circled back. So grateful to have this moment captured. 💜

Whales are incredible, the earth is amazing, and life is good. This was an unforgettable activity and every day I am more and more grateful to be here.

Some magic in Baja.... PETTING...

Anybody else feel a little guilty sharing travel pics? Maybe that’s part of why I’ve slowed down with posting every little thing.. Baja is amazing and I don’t want to rub it in your face. But I guess that’s why there’s an unfollow button. Just remember you are only seeing the highlight reel. 😅 
So here’s where we’re parked right now, and this is high tide. It’s pretty wild how far out and close up the water comes.

You can spot miss Trixi in the passenger window.. she loves the beach and watching the waves just as much as the humans do!

We’ve been completely spoiled traveling in bae’s new rig for this trip. It fits all 3 dogs dogs + 2 humans pretty fantastically - but now that I’ve been here and seen the beach camping, I’m dreaming of downsizing to a perfect Baja-ready tiny rig. Something bigger than a van, but smaller and more nimble than my 27 footer old beast! Maybe a truck camper? Maybe just a smaller class c? Or a custom 4x4 passenger van? So many dreams to dream 😍

Anybody else feel a little...

This is my front step right now! 😵

I’ve been in San Felipe for 2 weeks and we’re heading south soon to hit Guerrero Negro, Mulege, and every other part we can feast our eyes on throughout this beautiful peninsula*

I know I’ve barely scratched the surface and this has already been one of my favorite RV adventures. The pace of life here is whatever you make of it. The culture is a brand new experience. The food is crazy cheap and delicious.

Next up are whales, maybe some hot springs, orange filled groves, and hopefully catching up with friends who are all over the Baja peninsula ahead of us! *must have cell service ;)

This is my front step...

Hello, I am a poncho with legs and this is my cactus friend, Big-Prick. 😛

Hello, I am a poncho...

Family photo 🤦🏻‍♀️Trying to get my dog to look at the camera on the beach... futile. 😂 It’s windy today but we’ve have some perfect weather and I’m in fricking love with just lazing here - Trixi is too.

Family photo 🤦🏻‍♀️Trying to get...

My beach baby 💜

My beach baby 💜

✨THOUGHT EXPERIMENT✨Can you imagine, for a moment, that we’ve traded physical bodies?
That you now live in mine and I now live in yours?
How would your assumptions and preconceived notions about me feel, if you now lived in my body - one I didn’t choose?

And how would you feel about me knowing your body as well?

I encourage this trading-places experiment because, in the last year, I’ve really felt the weight of how a preconceived notion can impact so many little areas of life, and the beach has helped to reflect on this a bit more and figure out how to say this.

Sure, I often feign goofiness and fun to avoid intimidating others (because that’s what we’re conditioned to do, when us vag-owners are capable of such scary things as installing solar and changing tires, right?) but let’s be serious for a second - please evaluate how you view young women (yes, even you, my fellow chicas) - and whether you think of us as peers or as [insert assumption based on your own fears and insecurities and conditioning.. pick your poison.] Millennial women are a valid population whether you like it or not. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Yes, even the partying, the too-pretty-to-be-friends-with, the too-quiet-and-weird, the dont-wear-enough-makeup, the wear-too-much-makeup, and the constantly-instagramming women.

I guess my point is really that whatever crutch you use to write us off, is your issue... not ours. Sure it’s easy to validate your projections when you make them someone else’s problem - esp. when societal norms back you up - which is why I really want to ask you to try to trade places with me and whatever assumptions you have about my life as a millennial, female digital nomad, and ask yourself if they still feel valid.

I didn’t choose this age or this body. So is it still fair to be respected or taken seriously any less than anyone else? Ex.. a 45 yr old white male lawyer? 🤔

Just something that has been on my mind. We’ gonna live a satisfying life either way. So are you gonna join us in having fun, drinking margs, etc while still rocking business and technical shit, or do ya just wanna sit in your blindfold and keep acting surprised each time we display multifaceted capabilities?

✨THOUGHT EXPERIMENT✨Can you imagine, for...

Buenos dias desde San Felipe 🤩 We had a nice morning walk on the beach and Trixi enjoyed digging at clam bubbles for a bit... until she talked @_skych’s Scout into running around like hooligans and murdering a large seagull in broad daylight. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Other than that, it was a peaceful coffee-and-sunshine laden morning.

Buenos dias desde San Felipe...

Making My Way East & Starting a YouTube Channel

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Hello internet (and real life) friends! Look at me go, a post two months in a row. I’m getting better at blogging for the sake of blogging, instead of for a specific search term or business purpose.. as a digital marketer it’s really really hard to just exist without considering every SEO opportunity.

Onto the meat.

It’s been a whirlwind 2018 so far. Since the Xscapers convergence, I’ve made it quite Far East. ( I don’t know why my phone is capitalizing that, but I think it’s funny so I’m going to leave it.  And yes I’m blogging from my phone which is my crutch at this moment for not getting caught up in other marketing BS ?)

Farther east than I’ve ever been, in fact.  I made it all the way to New Mexico which is a new state for me!  It’s not often that I reach a new state that I’ve never been to, so it’s very exciting.

 

Greetings from New Mexico!!

After leaving the Xscapers, I spent some time in beautiful Ajo, Arizona. Native Arizonans don’t understand the beauty of it because they think it’s just your run of the mill middle-of-nowhere town. But how could you NOT appreciate its beauty?

After Ajo, I spent two nights boondocking at a mediocre (but convenient) spot in Tucson. Work took up literally 99% of my time so I didn’t get to enjoy the city, but it was a good stopover and I got to catch up with an old elementary school friend.

From there, I spent a couple nights at Indian Bread Rocks, thanks to the advice of my Instagram-turned-real-life-friend Peter. The rocks were really fun to scramble around and the scenery was perfect for getting more work done.

While here I started a YouTube channel! Very exciting! Check it out here:

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Trixi also enjoyed the scenery and we both were entertained by the cows.

Luckily, Trixi didn’t hurl herself into any cow pies, which she normally does. There were plenty around so maybe she’s not fond of this region’s diet. Thank goodness. 😛

From Indian Bread Rocks, I moved onto New Mexico (yeehaw!!) and spent one night at a hot spring resort. My 4th time ever at an RV park! Always a fun milestone because it’s so rare.

Now I’m boondocking near White Sands National Monument, which really deserves a post of its own. In fact all of these places deserve posts of their own. Maybe it’ll happen… maybe it won’t… keep an eye out. ;P

This has been a LOT of miles in just a couple of weeks for someone who tends to stay in one spot for a week or two and then move 2 hours away. It’s still been enjoyable though and the lively pace does allow me to see more things. One struggle is working at the same time. It’s always nice to stay in one spot for a couple of weeks because then I can have time to work AND explore.. my schedule has been a bit more hectic these days with the more frequent traveling.  I often start and end my days with client calls, squeezing in proposals, consulting, and hands on technical work where I can. It’s fun being a digital nomad but definitely takes some juggling.

Thats it for now. Stay tuned until next time! Or don’t. 😛

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