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In 2014, I turned down a lot of opportunities to travel and see 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

A shot from my trip to Pennsylvania back in 2015. My, how my dreads have grown. They're so short in this picture!

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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.

Two years later – I’m still here!

I’ve now been to 21 of America’s 50 states, with special thanks to travel services provided in partnership with 1 View Point.

My Career

Doing the tango with a tree at Yellow River Park.

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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.

Shadow the PR Cat

One of the best decisions I made since launching the firm was hiring my pesky little PR puss as our Goodwill Ambassador, the and head of the black CATastrophy indie author division. Shadow tweets without opposable thumbs, and is a pleasure to have with us in the office.

The Adventure Continues

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

Held my first snake over the weekend at the Renaissance Festival. What a handsome little fella!

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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. Yet, I still have time to travel and work on my novels and short stories; all while enjoying new experiences with great people along the way.

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

You won’t be disappointed.

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770 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for following my blog. I will also enjoy reading your writings.

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    1. Thanks Becky. I hope you do. And you’re welcome.

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  2. Alexis
    i like your blog

    My best to you

    john

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    1. Thanks John! All the best to you as well 🙂

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  3. Nasuko says:

    どうぞ、よろしく:D Thank you following my blog:D

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  4. You have a beautiful blog and a beautiful personality. I am glad to have stumbled across it 🙂

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    1. Thank you, girl with a pen! I hope you stumble over here more often and join in on the conversations. I’m following your blog 🙂

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      1. I shall, and shall look forward to it! 🙂 Thank you so much.

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  5. Felix I says:

    Still, love your blogs. Just dropped by to say hi! Hope all is well at your end.

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    1. Glad to hear you’re still a fan, Felix! Politics won’t let me be great, but aside from that, all is well. What about you?

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      1. Felix I says:

        I know what you mean. I can relate considering what is also going on in Manila.Just trying to live and survive just like the rest I guess. Take care and it’s really great to hear from you. Vaya Con Dios.

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      2. I didn’t know Manila had any big issues right now. I’ve been so consumed with our mess, but I’ll look it up.

        Gracias!

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      3. Felix I says:

        You take care and enjoy. Muy Bien Tambien. Stay as you are ,God is good. Ciao for now!

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  6. Great stuff Alexis! Love your sense of adventure. I look forward to seeing more. Thanks for following my blog. Dave Parrot

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    1. Thanks Dave. It’s been a wild ride for sure! And you’re welcome.

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  7. George F. says:

    Yeah mon! I am honored that you read my blog, and flattered that you chose to follow it. I shall return to your site at my leisure to catch up on your adventures. From what I’ve read so far, I will thoroughly enjoy myself.

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    1. Thanks George! I look forward to seeing you in the comments again, then. And you’re welcome.

      PS. Jamaicans don’t actually talk like that 😉

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      1. George F. says:

        Yea Mon, they do. They talk that way to me. Of course, I know they’re playin’ me to sell me something, since I’m obviously a tourists, but it’s all in good fun and I spread the wealth!

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  8. Congratulations on DOing what so many of us dream of but never DO!

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    1. Thank you! I’m still finding my footing one step at a time. Thanks for dropping by!

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