Insights from Dana
I Must Admit, Traveling Makes Me…

I love to travel.

I mean seriously…

I freaking love it.

It is in my bones.

I get itchy if I am at home for more than 6 weeks.

I like to travel and meet new people and all of that stuff.

But sometimes…I get sick of it!

Earlier this year I had a really long stint of traveling.

Looking at my calendar, I was on 5 ½ trips from April to June.

That’s ridiculous!

And you know what?

I’m tired.

And I am not feeling grounded.

And yet, I’m booked with so many trips, it seems like I’m always leaving again.

Yes, I had some fun summer trips…

But in the second half of the year I have 11 trips already planned.

None of them are things that I don’t want to do…

But wow…

When is it too much of a good thing?

And how do you know?

This predicament got me thinking about boundaries.

And not just the boundaries I set with other people.

But the boundaries I set with myself.

I need to say no to me.

Call me crazy, but it’s time to narrow my priorities so I don’t get burned out.

I’ve been saying yes to whatever sounds good at the time.

So I went back to my values –

Integrity, Boldness, Connection, Fun, Spiritual Growth

I measured every planned trip against them.

Now I have 5 still scheduled through Dec. 31st.

(Thank goodness for Southwest Airlines flight change policy)

And I’ve started mapping out 2017.

I know it may seem early, but when I am feeling burnt out is the best time to plan –

Instead of when I’m hit with the travel bug.

It is kind of like not shopping when you are hungry.

If you don’t want to end up with a bunch of extra junk in your cart, you need to have a plan.

I’ll be working on mine for the next few weeks.

If you’d like some help working on yours, hit me up in the comments

Or send me an email at

Until then…stay passionate!

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