About Me

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Name: Amanda Beckley

Age: 28

Sex: Female

Height: 5’1 ½”

Weight: None of your damn business

Relationship Status: Single

Career: Traveling

Life Goals: 196

 

So now that you know about me, a single 28 year old vertically challenged female world traveler, let’s read between the lines a little. A few years ago I discovered my true passion and I went for it, I mean I really went for it, all out. I sold pretty much everything I owned, got on a plane and left the country for my first time ever with no return ticket. It was scary as hell and exhilarating both at the same time but it soon became my day to day reality, always on the move, just me and my teal 45 liter Osprey backpack.

Once I got on that plane I knew I could do anything. Until the next obstacle presented itself to me, then it wasn’t flying across the world that was a big deal, it was walking across a country, but I did it. From then I knew I just had to focus on the obstacle at hand and I would find a way to conquer it. And this is how I live my life; conquering one obstacle at a time and knowing each time that if I could overcome the challenge in front of me I could do anything.

I have since returned home but dream only of sticking the next red pin in my globe. I have only made a dent in the world to be discovered but the important thing is that I am doing it. The goal, as I stated above is 196, 196 countries (currently) on this beautiful planet that I will explore in my lifetime. 17 down only 179 to go! While I was traveling I learned a few things that I would like to share with you all, and they are…

  1. Traveling solo is freaking awesome.
  2. It’s okay to just go with it, with no plans in sight.
  3. Living without “things” is liberating.
  4. You are in control of your life; the outcome is dependent on the choices you make.
  5. Walk to the beat of your own drum, even if you are the only one who hears it.
  6. Doing what makes you happy and surrounding yourself with like-minded people coincide.
  7. Sometimes you need people and that’s okay too.

Stay tuned for more on my out of this world worldly travels…

35 Comments

  1. Marie

    November 14, 2014
    • Amanda author

      November 23, 2014

      Thank You…after all you were one the people who helped to inspire me to take this journey!

  2. Lori

    December 11, 2014

    Love it Amanda this is great I cant wait to follow you on your journey lord knows I wont be going anywhere lol I will see the world through your eyes thank you

    • Amanda author

      December 14, 2014

      Thank you Lori! you can plan on checking the mail for post cards!!

  3. Shawna

    January 16, 2015

    Excited for you! You know what I will always wonder about you when I see your pictures lol!!

    • Amanda author

      January 16, 2015

      lol …make sure you check your mail for that postcard i promised!!

  4. Connie smith

    January 16, 2015

    im excited to see all the pictures!

    • Amanda author

      January 16, 2015

      make sure to subscribe at the bottom of the blog!

  5. Bonnie gilbert

    January 16, 2015

    Awesome! I can’t wait until your trip. 🙂

    • Amanda author

      January 16, 2015

      me either!! make sure you subscribe at the bottom of the blog

  6. Cassie Long

    January 16, 2015

    Inspire and Be Inspired! It takes a special person to be brave enough to turn dreams into reality! I am looking forward to many pictures and posts.

    • Amanda author

      January 16, 2015

      Thank you Cassie!! I can hardly wait to begin my journey! make sure you subscribe at the bottom of the blog!

  7. Jenny Murley

    January 16, 2015

    I’m excited to get to check out your adventure 🙂 I wish you the best of luck!! Exciting!

    • Amanda author

      January 16, 2015
  8. Sambo

    January 16, 2015

    I’m so excited for you. How you have grown to a wonderful woman. Proud to see what you have trained you mind to do. Way to keep going towards your goals! Safe travels, have fun, choose wisely of the friends you will encounter and be wary of creepers. If your gut tells you there is something wrong, then there is definitely something wrong. Much love! *hugs*

    • Amanda author

      January 18, 2015

      Thank you Sambo! You only live once right?! …did you read my post of women traveling solo? lol sounds almost word for word on part of it…always trust your gut! Thats the best advice anyone can give! love

  9. sheila thompson

    January 16, 2015

    You are so brave..I wish you good luck..safe travels..and memories to last several lifetimes..can’t wait to see the pics you Will post.

    • Amanda author

      January 18, 2015

      Thanks Sheila! I hope that my travels and pictures of beautiful places will inspire others to travel more!

  10. Bethany Chestnut

    January 16, 2015

    Im so beyond excited for you! Will miss the heck out of you, but glad I will be able to read what you are up to!!!!

    • Amanda author

      January 18, 2015

      You know I’ gonna miss the heck outta you too Bethany!!! …but I’ll send postcards!

  11. Vicki Henderson

    February 1, 2015

    I am so excited for you! I will live vicariously through you! Be proud of the steps you have made for this to be possible. You are an amazing young lady and my prayers will be with you daily on this journey. I can’t wait to see the pictures!

  12. Shelli

    April 30, 2015

    Wow! I’m so happy for you & wish I had had the foresight & courage to do what you’re doing when I was your age! God Bless your travels!

    • Amanda author

      May 12, 2015
  13. Cassie Thompson

    June 11, 2015

    Well Amanda, it’s almost time for your big adventure! I wish you all the fun, happiness, discovery, and safety in the world. Breathe in every second and savor the taste if life! Love you, be safe and enjoy this epic time in your life. Wish I was going with you!

    • Amanda author

      August 20, 2015
  14. Dawn Curtis

    June 28, 2015

    Can’t wait to see pictures of your trip! Cheers to a safe and happy trip!!

    • Amanda author

      August 20, 2015
  15. Greg Weaver

    June 30, 2015

    I can’t believe it is actually happening. Proud of you for sticking with it.

    • Amanda author

      August 20, 2015

      Thank yiu greg! I am really enjoying myself!

  16. Melissa Bass

    July 1, 2015

    I’ll just be praying for your safety and health while you are traveling!! Keep us posted while you take it all in!!

    • Amanda author

      August 20, 2015
  17. Brenda Lash

    July 1, 2015

    Hey girl. Right now you’re probably already in Europe. I’m so excited for you! You’re living your dream! It takes lots of determination to get to living that dream! So proud of you! Just a little worried some a**holes might take advantage of you. Don’t let anyone know you’re traveling alone. I wish I had the time to show you some moves I learned in the Army to protect you self. So , here’s one. Remember SINGS .If they grab you from behind. S-solar plexes (hit with your elbow as hard as you can. Instep-stomp on the foot as hard as you can. N-Nose hit their nose with an upward motion as hard as you can with the bottom of your Palm with with your fingers closed .G- groin – knee them as hard as you can. And if there down, S-spray their face with pepper spray. If there not down Escape and run. Want you to have a wonderful trip.

    • Amanda author

      August 20, 2015

      Thank you for the tips!

  18. Meghan Vester

    August 1, 2015
    • Amanda author

      August 20, 2015

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