April 2020 Updates: An Incredible Month for Me From Home

Hey everyone,

I imagine that you, like me, have been mostly indoors most of this month. I definitely haven’t been doing any travel, so I’ve been catching up on writing about past trips and focusing a bit more on the sustainable living side of things.

Here’s what I’ve been up to from the comfort of my own home in April!

My new year resolutions progress…

I made some solid progress toward my resolutions this month.

  • posted two more Woman of the Week interviews this month (bringing me to 4/6 of my goal for this year!)
  • read more of Life, Love, and Elephants by Dame Sheldrick
  • did four lessons of Uganda (though that’s about it)
  • cooked a vegan curried carrot soup dish
  • GOT A JOB!

Yes, getting a new gig was definitely the most significant and amazing thing to happen for me in April. In two weeks month I’ll start a new job a as marketing manager for a fair trade gift shop (I’ll share the name of the store when I start). The gig is mostly remote and once I get settled in my role I’ll be able to travel as much as I want! I just have to be in store for events and content.

Did I mention the gift shop sells handmade goods made by artisans from around the world? They feature products from fair trade workshops in 40 countries. I am absolutely over the moon and can’t wait to start my new role.

There might not be a lot more travel in my life in 2020 but hopefully 2021 will be full of international adventure. In fact, part of the reason I got the job was because of Suitcase Six – a portfolio of my work and travel passions – and they know I’m a travel fanatic. A DREAM. Someone please pinch me.

As for the blog this month, I wrote four posts:

Two Woman of the Week interviews:

Interview with The Awkward Traveller: Get to Know This Techie & Travel Expert

Meet the Owner: Behind the Ecuador-Inspired, Eco-Luxe Collections of NINAKURU

Two on for Fashion Revolution Week:

How Online Boutique VEGAN-A-PORTER Is Making Ethical Shopping A Breeze

And two on sustainability!

77 Eco-Friendly Hotels in Norway

How to Find Eco-Friendly Accommodations

Aside from new posts, I also finished the Global Directory pages for the Middle East and updated two posts I wrote in my early Suitcase Six days about my favorite eco-friendly leggings and fair trade & travel.

What’s coming in May? 

We’re moving in late May/early June and I’m starting my new job so I’ll be trying to get settled in both new places.

Expected posts include: an interview with a medical researcher, and an extremely overdue post on my 3 week itinerary for Japan. Other than that, your guess is as good as mine!

Hope you’re staying well in quarantine season. It seems like an end is on the horizon but I’m sending healthy vibes and love wherever you are.

Till next time my lovely wanderers!



Catch past updates here:

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

April 2020 Updates: An Incredible Month for Me From Home