Take a break

Hello Globetrotters,

Have any of you seen (or at least heard the soundtrack of) the musical Hamilton? Well, #1 Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius and #2 it’s been out awhile, so I don’t feel bad about the following #spoilers. (Also, it’s based on historical events, so technically I suppose it’s “been out” for over 200 years. But I digress.)

In act II Hamilton’s wife and sister-in-law are trying to convince him he needs a summer vacation. They want him to come with the family to upstate NY and relax with them by the lake.

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He refuses, because he is dedicated to his work in Washington’s cabinet, and has a specific plan he’s trying to figure out how to get through Congress. So he stays in the city (NYC was still the capital then).

This is when he meets Maria Reynolds. “Someone under stress meets someone looking pretty” and they have a scandalous affair. Their affair essentially ruins his career.

His dedication without taking a break and some family time was ultimately not worth it! In the short term, he did work hard and move forward in his career, but long term it was detrimental.

Okay, cool story. But what does it have to do with anything other than proving what a huge nerd I am?

I, too need a break. Between working, moving, and the blog I am overwhelmed. I don’t want to have a career-ruining affair! Lol

So I’m going to take Eliza Schuyler Hamilton’s advice and take a break. You’ll definitely still see me here, but I’ll be focusing on my photo of the week and giving some old posts a makeover. I’ll still be present on social media, so be sure to follow me on Facebook, *Instagram, and *Pinterest.

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My goal is to be back to writing weekly after we get settled in the Czech Republic. We’re planning a big multi-country adventure before we finally end up in CR, so I’m confident I’ll have exciting material to share with you.

I hope you’ll stick with me because I already can’t wait to get back to it!

Lots of love,

Allegra, The Globetrotting Scientist

*This is my personal Instagram. I’m working with insta to get my blog Instagram back online. Also my personal Pinterest, but I pin tons of travel, food, and craft stuff.

Photo of the Week: A New Theme

Hello, Globetrotters.  Beginning this week I’d like to start sharing with you a brief mid-week post with the theme “Photo of the Week.”   I’m not sure where this theme will take me, but I’m excited to share more about me through photos.  I’ll still maintain full-length posts every Sunday (sometimes Monday or Tuesday) while starting this new venture.

To start us off I’m sharing a selfie.  Selfies are great.  Selfies say “Hey, I liked how I look, so I took a photo and I’m sharing it with you.”  Well, this is me.  Photo credit: me.  Model: me.

Have a fantastic week!

1 Year of Blogging!

Wow. My blogging journey began in April of 2017, 1 year ago. I’ve made about 52 posts since then (1 per week) about everything from traveling to cooking to buying gifts for hard-to-shop-for relatives to science. It has made me realize that my calling is to write. I have a blog full of posts and a journal full of mundane day-to-day activities, poems, short stories, novel ideas; I’ve found my mind to be an endless tap of creativity. I love exercising that creativity and sharing it with all of you!

Moving forward I’m excited to share more personal posts, more travel guides, and some different themes. I won’t say too much here, but some new content will be launching soon, so keep an eye out and look forward to more posts!

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I’ve loved having guest posts from David, who can share so many unique travel experiences and bring diversity to my blog. If anyone else is interested in writing a guest post, please share your ideas with me; I’d love to have you.

My top posts from the past year have been:

  1. Travel Mistakes I Made (So You Don’t Have to)
  2. Destination: Montreal, QB, Canada
  3. 6 Tips for Packing Light
  4. Spontaneous Beach Trip
  5. Vegetarian Mexican Pizza

I will keep trying to bring you content like this, but I’d love to hear your feedback, too. What have you liked so far? What were your favorite specific posts or types of posts? Do you want to see more destination guides? More personal travel journals? Recipes? Science topics? Let me know in the comments, and a million thank yous for sticking with me for a whole year! You’re the best!

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