MAPLE LEOPARD: 08/05/15

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!