The time has come to announce our exciting news! It’s been several months since my last post. As I mentioned at the time, I decided to take some time off to focus on my memoir, but that I would be back with an exciting announcement and a renewed commitment to the blog. So here it is…..
The Big Reveal
After over two years of living in our lovely house nestled in the trees in Mill Valley, Anthony has quit his job in tech, we’ve sold almost all our belongings (again), and packed up the rest and put it in storage.
We are embarking on a brand new journey, and will be traveling round the world for the next two years!
In addition to money saved over the last two years, this trip is being funded by money my father left when he passed away a year and a half ago. We thought a lot about what to do with this bequest, and ultimately decided that investing in ourselves and the adventure of our lives was the best and most fitting use for it. Anthony and I met while traveling (a big part of the memoir I’m writing), and from the beginning of our relationship we’ve always planned on doing something like this, but now we’ve just been able to do it sooner than planned, and for a longer period of time.
It was the choice that was also the most aligned with our values, and the values of this blog; to eschew a false sense of safety and security and instead strive to embrace the unknown in a quest for our best lives. We realize we are privileged to have the financial wherewithal to do this, especially with all the uncertainty and unsettling events in today’s world, and we intend that the personal growth gained from our adventures ultimately be paid forward in our contributions towards creating a better world. We also think it’s important to lead by example, embracing globalism and open-heartedness instead of fear and isolationism.
Beyond seeing as much of the world as possible, our mission is to hit all seven continents, and a full list of destinations can be found here. Our personal goals for this trip is for me to finish writing (and sell!) my memoir, and for Anthony to eventually start his own company. I believe the best part of being a part of the millennial generation is that while we are no longer guaranteed the same steady careers of the generations before us, we instead get to make our own rules, and Anthony and I are striving to create lives and careers that can be done from anywhere.
I’ll be posting here (and on Instagram) about our journey, both literal and metaphorical. For now I’m committing to posting at least twice a week, every Monday and Thursday. Mondays will be a personal essay style post, and Thursdays will be a round up of favorite spots for different cities and countries. This may change slightly as I experiment with my writing schedule on the road, and as I am also still working on finishing the memoir, and I will keep you updated with any changes.
Some upcoming posts to look forward to will include everything from my RTW (carry-on!) Packing List, to What Feminism Means to Me, to How to Manifest Your Dream Life. Check back on Monday as we kick off our journey by celebrating my 30th birthday in Positano, and I share my 10 Life Lessons for 30 Years.
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Carina Covella is a writer and currently working on her forthcoming memoir, Love Dogs, detailing her six month transformational journey from Hollywood through India. Carina graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University cum laude with a degree in Art History. She also attended the Sorbonne in Paris and studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music through the university exchange programs. Until recently she lived in Mill Valley, California with her wonderful Welsh boyfriend Anthony in a house nestled in the trees, but now they’re off on a two year adventure around the world. When she’s not writing or traveling she loves to cook for her friends and family.