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In 2014, I turned down a lot of opportunities to travel and experience the world. Why? Because I’m a woman, and we almost always prefer stability and safety to risk.

After saying no to what might have been an amazing experience in Australia, and then Germany, and then London… I promised myself that for 2015, my New Years’ Resolution was to take risks – calculated risks, but risks all the same.

Adventures and Misadventures

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This decision catapulted me into the adventure of a lifetime. I became more involved in charities and volunteer work in Jamaica, and made connections with travelers around the world who inspired me to chase my dreams.

In July 2015, a startup offered me the amazing opportunity to travel and freelance full-time. It was a big risk, but this time I took it. I quit my corporate job in payroll the very next day, gave up my apartment, adopted my pets out to family and friends, and packed my life into three suitcases and a laptop bag.

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After a month of being a nomad in Jamaica, I came to America for my routine summer vacation. That trip took me through Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia.

A year and a half later – I’m still here.

My Career

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It may sound otherwise, but my journey hasn’t been an easy one these past two years. Like everyone else, my triumphs have been sprinkled with my own fair share of failure and frustration.

Even so, each step has taken me closer and closer to my goals. As I continue to roam outside the confines of 25 years of caution, I have seen so much, and accomplished things I never thought myself capable of.

One of those things was making a living from doing what I love: writing, creating, and helping others to do the same. This dream has manifested itself in Alexis Chateau PR – a PR firm that’s championing the underdogs.

If you think this is the part where I tell you I’ve settled down to regular adult life? – think again.

The Adventure Continues

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Somehow I’ve managed to find the perfect work-life balance: the envy of millennials everywhere, I suppose. I work 70+ hours per week, and still have all the time in the world to travel, and build new experiences with the people who make my adventures a lot more fun. Who wants to adventure alone forever, anyway?

This blog documents those adventures and all the lessons I’ve learned along the way as a Jamaican expatriate in America. Stick around for the tales of struggle and triumph.

You won’t be disappointed.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Alexis! What a fascinating story you have to tell! I’m eager to get started reading your blog but first I wanted to thank you for following The Comfortable Coop.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, you’re welcome. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you like what you find! 😊

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        I LOVE Shadow!

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      2. Haha, indeed. He is a sweetheart! If you’re on Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter, you can follow him there. He loves the company!

        Do you have a cat as well?

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      3. Elizabeth says:

        No cats. We have two dogs, two ducks (who currently live in the bathtub) and we’re getting rabbits again later in the spring.

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      4. Ducks in the bathtub? Haha. Are they inside the home? That’s different!

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      5. Elizabeth says:

        Yes. They’re inside. We got three in November when we visited our oldest son. They were supposed to be food and one we butchered just days after getting home. Unfortunately, the other two had some growing to do and we hadn’t planned on having to keep them. We didn’t have a duck house so they went in the tub.
        Then my husband fell in love. He didn’t want to have to eat them. He’s a city boy so having to help butcher the first duck traumatized him.
        I discovered one of the two left is a duck and the other is a drake. Lucky for them. Now they’ll produce little ducks that will go in the freezer and they get to live a long, very spoiled life in the duck cabin we’re building.

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      6. I feel your husband’s pain. I grew up in the country and watching family members butcher animals made it impossible for me to eat them. Only seafood gets a pass from my conscience. But to each their own! Shadow is certainly no vegetarian!

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      7. Elizabeth says:

        LOL Even the ducks eat meat here!

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  2. You definitely captured my attention, Alexis! Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures!

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    1. Thank you Johanna! I’m sure there are many more tales ahead from me. Stay tuned! 😊

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