Two years ago, while I was sitting at a cubicle late at night, I thought of a perfect name for my website – Runaway Juno.
I bought a domain and studied how to start the blog every night after 14 hours of working days, and sometimes at the cubicle. Two years later, here I am, blogging at a guesthouse in Dali, Yunnan, China. As a self-employed traveler.
Who knew I’d ditch the dull place and be out in the wild world.
Wow, two years. It felt so much longer than two years. Since March 2010, when I first opened Runaway Juno, I knew nothing about blogging. I was actively around in twitter by the time when I decided opened up a blog, but never knew about technical stuff that blogger should know and I was even new to Facebook.
First time using WordPress, didn’t even know the meaning of hosting service and domain, how to make readable blog post and not even how to use decent English in writing.
But here I am, two years later. WordPress and I are having fairly good relationship, and finally I can tell what hosting and domain are, and became social media expert and addict, and still using not-decent English in writing. But I’m getting there.
What happened during the time…
It was one hell of a year. One of the wildest years in 20something years of my life. Career change from mechanical engineer who was working in the cubic farm for hateful 14 hours a day to a traveler who are designing her own life with a joy.
It was a big change. Probably one of the biggest and the most important ones in my life. I had conflicts, and still do. But it’s just what I have to go through. Because it was time, stop making bucket list and spill the bucket.
Certainly, it was not easy and it is still not easy in many levels. But I don’t regret it, any bits.
Right before I left for my Asia trip, I was on the radio and talked about my life and travel. It was a good feeling, to be heard.
I traveled to Thailand and Malaysia Borneo in April and May, and a grand road trip to east coast of USA and Quebec, Canada. Then I left longer trip to different part of Asia: Hong Kong, Macau, Southern China, Laos, and Vietnam in the future. And I don’t think I’ll stop traveling.
Keep having fun and explore the world – and share the stories with all of you. That’s what’s left and I’m very looking forward to it. The wide-open possibilities, that inspires me. Literally, I can do whatever I want and go wherever I want. Gladly I haven’t made any stupid decisions yet and hopefully I won’t.
It has been a great run for two years. I sincerely thankful for everyone who visited my website and continue reading my stories. Everyone wants to be heard. And I’m being heard through Runaway Juno and I’m very grateful for that.
My sincere thank you for your support and love you gave to Runaway Juno for last two years. And I’m looking forward to have longer and better times with you in the future.