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Whatever Floats My Blogging Boat


Uhm. Hello.

Despite my lack of blogging, commenting, or updating of BvtW social media, I am in fact very much alive and well, living in the great land down under and continuing various projects on the interwebz – just not so much around this domain.

You see, life has been a little less travel-y these days, and a whole lot more busy. But in a good way, of course. My time has been devoted more to the projects that correlate more directly with an income and future growth – and that just doesn’t leave much time for anything else (besides craft nights – gotta have craft nights).

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Preparing 4th of July deco on craft night – usually involves more wine than crafts. And lots of glitter, to my boyfriend’s dislike. Photo by @hannahdemilta

In the middle of all the hubbub, there has also been a slight shift in what I would consider my passions, and after the longest time of beating myself up for not being able to give anything to Brooke vs. the World, because I had not only the hours but also the desire, I gave myself permission to let it go… at least for a while. At least until I decided how I want to proceed.

So, here we are. It’s been an unthinkable 8 months since my last update on this blog, and it’s been just as long since my last overseas trip. Sure, I’ll be heading to the States again next month, but I can’t say that I’ve been particularly heartbroken with playing it low-key in Sydney (must be the whole 30s thing).

I’ve just been focused on other goals. Instead of looking at the one goal of all travel all the time, my main want has evolved into starting a business and being more successful, stable and reliable. And more diverse. I mentioned craft nights before, right?

And with all these shifts, I kind of felt like I didn’t know how to handle my personal travel focused blog… hello, radio silence.

But after stepping away for a while, I now have a clearer vision. Just as my goals and dreams in life have evolved (I still want to travel, but just not for the sake of travel), my blog will evolve, too. Brooke vs. the World will continue to be personal, with a strong emphasis on traveling and living abroad (and all the opportunities and inspiration acquired from it), but it will also talk about all the other things I take on in the world… like starting a small business, being crafty or converting to a (mostly) vegan diet.

You know, whatever floats my blogging boat at the moment.

BvtW is back!

Well, let’s wait and see how long it takes for me to get the next post up before we get too excited 😉


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9 Responses to Whatever Floats My Blogging Boat

  1. Mrs. PoP April 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Didn’t realize you were in Sydney! We just got back from a couple of weeks there on Saturday. Such a lovely city! I’ve never been in a city that large with a similarly genuinely friendly demeanor.

  2. Kate April 23, 2014 at 5:35 am #

    Nice to see you back. I’m always here for you if you need any vegan tips!

  3. Rachel of Hippie in Heels April 23, 2014 at 6:12 am #

    I’m glad you’re back. I saw you on a list of “great blogs” but it was during your hiatus. Excited to see what you post next!

  4. Emily April 23, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Looking forward to all your insight. Welcome back!

  5. Brooke April 24, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    As I’m approaching my 30s, I can completely understand the desire to start your own business. However, I haven’t gotten to travel as much in my 20s as I would like, so I gotta get on it! You’re craft nights sound a lot like mine! Looking forward to see what you have coming up for the future of your blog!

  6. Selma April 26, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Good to see you back … sometimes you have to drop everything to build a foundation to make this location independent life sustainable … good on you for that!

  7. Erica April 27, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    Great to see a new blog post on here, Brooke. I’m glad to hear you’ll keep blogging! And committing to more vegan food sounds like a smart move. I’ve been a vegan on and off since 17 and really notice the difference when you skip dairy. Are there many vegan-friendly places in Sydney?

  8. Ivan April 29, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Great post Brooke. I’m coming up on my 30’s this fall and just started a travel blog, but I don’t necessarily travel very often and have wondered about writing about things I like doing as well. It’s nice to see others taking this approach. Thanks and good luck!

  9. Kristin May 12, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    Woohoo — nice to see you back here, although I totally understood why you hadn’t been updating. After all, you’ve got piles of Aroamas to make! Also, can I say how jealous I am of your craft nights? That looks like so much fun!

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