May Business Recap: Travel, Remote Work, and Launch!
I'm going to start things off by mentioning that May was CRAZY. As I touched on in my last post, May was a whirlwind of traveling, working, working, and - you guessed it - more working! June has been and will continue to be (also - how is it already halfway through the month?!) a tad bit more low-key, but I do have a rather exciting end to the month planned. Keep reading to find out what....!
Wrapped up the Croatia Trip
As you may know, I went on a crazy 10-day road trip through Croatia with a friend who was also teaching English in France with me. We arrived in Zagreb (will definitely be going back again if only to go back to the Museum of Broken Relationships, to eat at an amazing restaurant called Heritage, and to take an in-depth city tour as it relates to the Homeland War of 1991-1995) and eventually drove all the way down to Dubrovnik. Other stops along the way included Rijeka, Plitvice National Park, Zadar, Sibenik, Krka National Park, and Split.
If anything, I'm super inspired in getting to know the Balkans more - and I'd absolutely love to make a trip out to Slovenia and Montenegro in the near future.
"Work-cationed" in Basque Country
Pretty soon after returning from Croatia, Arthur and I headed off to Basque Country (the coastal area along the west coast around the French/Spanish border). Although it was a vacation for Arthur, I had to work double what with my new job as well as my new website client - and in an AirBnb with no wifi, no less! We made it work though - and we had a few sweet moments exploring the area, taking evening walks, eating Basque food, and taking a day trip to one of my favorite Spanish cities: San Sebastian!
Morocco Trip: Round Two
Alas, the struggles of an American trying to live legally in France. I had to make a quick getaway from France after my teaching work visa expired. Thank goodness Morocco is a short flight south! I spent a week (for the second time) in Taghazout near Agadir in the south of Morocc. While the initial plan was to surf everyday, I soon discovered that the waves weren't as good as they were last year, and the weather was faring the same.
I nevertheless found my perfect home and work space while in Taghazout at World of Waves - the best boutique hotel and cafe in the little surf village (in my humble opinion)! I love it there because lifelong friends and connections are easy to come by and the vibes are seriously gooood.
In any case, my time in Morocco was busy workin' the double shift. I was in the midst of finishing up a new client's website, and while it was so worth it to be working in paradise, I must say there were also a lot of late work nights.
New Client Website Launch!
Drumroll, please... I'm happy to say that it was all worth it once my client's website was fully launched. I'm in the process of writing up a big case study for Susan's branding + website design package, and I gotta say, I'm pretty proud of the overall finished product! For the time being, you can visit her website here.
Gearing Up for Copywriting Conference
As you may have noticed, I've added a copywriting element to my website design packages which i'm suuuper excited about because I love words and putting them together to make some magic! What I'm even more excited about, though, is getting to spend a few days in Riomaggiore, Italy (that's a part of the Cinque Terre, guys!) attending a copywriting conference by a copywriter I just love named Laura Belgray.
The conference will take place in a freakin' castle (!!) and I'll have the chance to meet a number of rad, business-savvy chicks who are coming to learn more about how they can harness the power of words for their businesses, books, or overall passion projects.
See?! Told ya May was crazy. But I wouldn't have had it any other way. How was the last month of life and business for you? Let me know in the comments - I'd love to see what you're currently working on!
Stay cool, stay creative -