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Moms Need A Break Too

Being a mom is hard (and if anyone says different – they’re lying!)!! So much goes into just being a mom that we forget to just take some ‘me’ time. I would like to welcome you to my creative space where I hope to inspire moms to . . . Travel. Eat. Live.

So, you want to get to know me, huh?? Well, I’m Shalona London – a wife, a mom, travel + lifestyle blogger, entrepreneur, and crafter! 

In the beginning 

Initially, in September of 2013, I got to the point where I wanted to change how I feel and become a healthier me and to keep track of my travels. I decided to start this blog to help me do just that! It started out on the right path however my daily/weekly blog slowly became a bi-annual blog. Ha!? . . . Not good, right? You know how it can be . . . You have so much motivation to start a healthier lifestyle, stay on track for a few weeks/months and then end up falling off the wagon. This happens over and over again! It takes so much discipline, hard work, and the mindset to actually change your lifestyle. If anyone knows this  . . . I do. So with so many life changes, I kinda stepped away for a while.

Fast Forward to Now

Fast forward to September 2018, I’m now married and we have a 2-year old. I have not been eating well over the last few years nor have I been exercising regularly however I’m starting to work on that. I’m hoping that sharing my travel adventures, travel tips, sewing, DIY projects and a soon to be a healthier lifestyle, will force me to hold myself accountable and possibly inspire someone else to . . .

  • Travel: I’ve traveled to 17 countries and to about 30 U.S. cities so far however there are so many places that I still want to visit. Prior to having my little one, I traveled by myself often and discovered I actually LOVE traveling alone. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy traveling with family and friends too but solo travel is definitely one of my favs! Whether it’s domestic or international travel . . . Whether you’re single, married, a single mom, etc . . . I truly believe any kind of travel is good travel! Everyone is different. . . Do what’s best for you!
  • Eat: If you know me, you know that I LOVE to eat!! I don’t really consider myself a foodie because I’m very particular (a.k.a being picky . . . LOL). I don’t cook as much as I would like to but I’m hoping to change that within the upcoming months. Food is more so my thing – not drinking alcoholic beverages. When I travel abroad, I really enjoy tasting the different foods that I come across.  Finding a great spot to grub locally (South Florida) or while traveling abroad is usually one of the things a really enjoy . . . #FeedMe?.
  • LiveThe meaning of what is to “Live” varies according to who you ask. I personally feel for me it would be Faith, Family, and everything in between.

To get to know me a little better I’m gonna share 10 random things you probably don’t know about me . . .

  1. I like to watch the same movies over and over again. I don’t know why I just do! And I’m usually tuned into it as if it’s the first time that I’m watching it. LOL.
  2. I’m an Amazon . . . Not really but I am 6 ft tall. ? I’m plus size and tall. One of the reasons I started sewing some of my own clothes. 
  3. I usually forget to close the kitchen cabinet doors (after I’m the one that opens them?). My hubby will literally call me in the kitchen and ask me to look and tell me what’s wrong!?!? ?
  4. I (generally) don’t like the feel of saliva on my skin. I don’t know when I developed this but it makes me cringe.
  5. Even though I hate for it to be done to me. . . I don’t like to be asked or told something more than once.? Yet, I have a habit of repeating myself. . . a lot.??
  6. I’m very particular (a.ka. picky). I usually like things a certain way . . . My way! LOL. Not really but you know how it goes! ???‍♀️
  7. I’m a Nap Queen ?? (love taking naps when I can squeeze one in?). . . Which is not as often as I would like (since I’m a mommy with a toddler).?
  8. When I buy something on sale, I really feel it’s great deal and that I’m saving money. I always say I feel like I won the lottery when I come across an amazing deal! ? But if you actually think about it. . . The way to save money is not to spend it at all!!? Lesson learned!?
  9. I’m a bread & potato type of gal?. Well, to be honest, I’m a bread, potato, fast food, soda & sweets type of gal. The main reason I’m trying to change my eating habits and lose weight now. ?
  10. I prefer flip flops & sneakers over heels? (any day). I’m all for being comfy and cute! Oh, that’s a good one. . . I think I’m gonna start using that as a hashtag on Instagram.? #comfyandcute 

I really hope you enjoy and come along and share our travel adventures and all kind of mommy stuff!

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