MAPLE LEOPARD: Blogger Spotlight: Jewels Wandering

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Blogger Spotlight: Jewels Wandering




Happy Wednesday Friends! 

As mentioned recently, I've met some really amazing peeps in the blogging community.  Making connections and promoting other bloggers is so rewarding!  Today I 'm doing my first blogger Spotlight. I met Julie of Jewels Wondering in one of my facebook blog groups. She is lovely, and I'm happy to share her fabulous blog with you.  Enjoy and have a great week!

      
Hi! I’m Julie. I am currently “living the dream” as an expat in sunny Singapore – although having a full time job keeps me honest! I am originally from Brazil, but my dad moved us around every couple of years primarily around the US and we also even lived in Brussels.  Soo, I have a bit of a hard time committing to living in one place, can’t shake the urge to keep moving. I am a lover of adventure and good wine, preferably with good friends and good laughs!
1) What is your blog about?
Currently my blog focuses on my adventures in Singapore as this is sadly the last year I’ll be living here. I like to mix things up a bit so its not purely Singapore focused, but also offers glimpses of my life.  After all, life can’t be all fun - although I wish it could be! I’ve blogged about my recent myomectomy; my travels to Mauritius to meet up with boyfriend and whatever else comes to mind!
2) What is your favorite part of blogging?
I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I am blown away by the community I have found.  I am so excited to building up on this community and the friendships I am starting to make through this medium. It is awe inspiring!
3) Why did you start a blog?
When I met my boyfriend (he’s a sailor in the USN), I wanted to know as much as possible what I was getting myself into.  Frankly, I was terrified as the military lifestyle is worlds away from the expat lifestyle; the only commonality being we all move every couple of years or so.  I was not an avid reader of blogs previously, but when I stumbled upon the blogs written by military spouses, I was hooked!  So after a while, I took the plunge and started my blog to connect with these fabulous ladies as well as it being a place where I could potentially “educate” my friends and family about the military lifestyle as I learn it. 
4)  Where is your favorite place to vacation?
This is easy! My most favorite vacation ever has been the safari I went on in Kenya and the most beautiful beaches ever of Zanzibar.  I would most definitely go back in a heartbeat!
5)  What is your long term goals for your blog?
I would love to have a loyal readership base where we can connect in one way or another. 
6)   What is a fun fact about yourself you'd like to share?
I am a risk taker – I moved to London and Singapore without a job and not knowing anyone!




20 comments:

  1. The expat life is in my fantasies:) I envy your lifestyle and adventurous spirit.Thanks for introducing Julie, Valerie :)

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    1. I love her sense of adventure also! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Valerie! Was such a fun experience and I will look to return the favor! :)

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    1. Awe thanks to you Julie! It was great to connect with you, I look forward to that! It was a really fun experience!

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  3. I hope I can travel someday to the places you've been. So far I have visited only one country.

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    1. I know right!? I want to see Europe and Austrailia, and many other places!

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  4. Sounds like a very interesting blog. I'm sure we can all learn a lot from it. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    1. I love finding all these new blogs, ones about travel always get my attention fast!

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  5. I'm a fellow expat too and I love reading other people's adventures. Thanks for spotlighting her! #showyourbloglove

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    1. You're welcome Pualita, the Expat life sounds very exciting and adventurous!

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  6. I really enjoy reading others stories and learning more about people. Such a great adventure she has already had and what adventures await her.

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    1. I do too NIchole, especially travel adventures, thanks visiting!

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  7. Great spotlight! Nice to learn more about Julia and to be introduced to her blog! She sounds like a very fun women and I am excited to check out her blog and read about her travels! Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog with us! Looking to learn about more new bloggers!

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    1. Glad you stopped by, I love to find new bloggers as well!

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I love finding new blogs to read. Especially when they have different stories, I feel like we can all really learn from each other.

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    1. Thank you for commenting Taylor! The blogging community is so great, I have learned so much in since starting last year!

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    1. Hi Susannah, I love her blog..Singapore is a country I would love to visit!

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  10. Love this little interview with Julie! How fun to be introduced to her blog.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! Her blog is very kewl..love it! I would love to feature a local gal, so if you are up for it, let me know!!

      Valerie
      xo

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