my story

LET’S OPEN A VIRTUAL BOTTLE OF WINE AND GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER.

I’m Laura Jane;  a sunset enthusiast, dream chaser, passion writer, and freedom believer. I have been on a journey of self-reflection centered around rotating my perspective, pursuing my passions, and creating a present reality I always dreamed of.

I’m here to inspire you to think about your life at a more universal level, find your most positive motion, and empower you to invest in your own daydreams. If I can make my dreams a reality, you can too. #ifyoudreamitbelieveit

I also just touched down on my 36th country around-the-world and love sharing travel stories & city guides with all my fellow wanderlusts.
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meet laura

I’m a California girl with a big love for New York City and a never ending craving to explore every corner of our world. Want to jet set somewhere? I’m your gal. I’m always pondering the unanswered questions life poses, often caught in a daydream trance, and seek pure freedom from limiting beliefs. I’m an open-book communicator & can be overly passionate at times, but I’m working on taming it down a bit.

I spent my entire 20s selling advertising and technology which is a career I was lucky enough to begin in college. Although I went to school to become a writer, once I felt that “high” from my first commission check I pushed my passions to the side to chase the infinite dollar signs. My sales career consumed my entire reality, and I am grateful. Grateful for the knowledge, experiences, growth, friendships, and of course the paychecks. I also met my husband through this network of incredible people (big bonu$)!

Pivot time? In the winter of 2017-18 a series of unfortunate events woke something up inside of me. I realized I wasn’t living my life with authentic intention, I wasn’t being honest with myself, and I just wasn’t fulfilled. It felt impossible for me to be happy in the moment because I was always chasing that next-best-thing, or what I know as the “infinite moving target of happiness”. I was losing my mental strength and knew I had to make a big change.

I decided it was time to reinvest in myself and reconnect with what truly makes me happy and fulfilled. It has been a long crazy  journey of self-reflection around the world centered around rotating my perspective, pursuing my passions, and creating a present reality I always dreamed of.  You can read more about my story and inspiration in my first journal entry. Can’t wait to share my newfound perspectives with you!

SPENT 38% OF MY ADULT LIFE IN NYC & STRIVE TO BE BICOASTAL
I’M AN INTROVERT WHO NEVER TURNS DOWN AN ADVENTURE
CRAZY OBSESSED DOG MOM #GUILTY
MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, I HAVE RED WINE TEETH IN THE EVENING
BIG BELIEVER IN NUMEROLOGY WHICH HAS CHANGED MY LIFE, LET’S DO YOUR NUMBERS!

my journey

NUMBER OF CITIES I HAVE CALLED HOME

YEAR I STARTED IF THE SUN SET EAST

COUNTRIES I HAVE VISITED

NUMEROLOGY LIFE PATH NUMBER

get to know me

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

FAVORITE CITY

nyc

DRINK OF CHOICE

winooo

NOODLES OR RICE

nasi
goreng

SPIRIT ANIMAL

elephant

BRUNCH OR HIKE

hike to

brunch

FAVORITE MUSICIAN

Vance Joy

Inspiration All Around the World

Finding Peace Within Discomfort in Morocco

If you read my Truth of Traveling Behind the Lens series, you will know that Morocco was not exactly the majestic place I envisioned in my mind when I got there. However, I always preach to travel as often as you possibly can with zero expectations and a completely...

What is Reality?

Can reality truly be defined? If you read the dictionary, reality is defined as “the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.” I really don't believe in this conservative narrow-minded definition. Our...

In Memory of Anthony Bourdain; a True Hero

In memory of Anthony Bourdain; a true hero in my eyes. Many know Anthony Bourdain as a famous chef with a popular travel series, but he embodied so much more. Bourdain was on a mission to understand the deeper meanings of humanity all around the world. He celebrated...

How to Prepare for Altitude Sickness when you Travel to Peru

Traveling to Cusco, Peru to visit Machu Picchu? Great choice. I have already made my bold statement that Peru should be at the top of every traveler's bucket list. I would visit every year if I could. However, you can't forget about the fact that you are traveling to...

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