The Non-Fictional Tale of My Adventures

In 2014, I turned down several 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

This decision catapulted me into the adventure of a lifetime. I became more involved in charities and volunteer work in Jamaica, and met travellers from 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.

Three years later – I’m still here! I’ve now been to 24 of America’s 50 states and 6 countries, with special thanks to my agent at  1 View Point.

My Career

It may sound otherwise, but my journey has not been an easy one. 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: travelling, writing, creating, and helping others to do the same.

This dream has manifested itself in not just publishing my novels, but also building a company. In 2016, I went from freelancer to owner of Alexis Chateau PR—a PR firm that’s championing the underdogs—including an indie author division, black CATastrophy.

And who better to share that journey with than The Black Cat, himself?

The Adventure Continues

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

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Somehow I’ve managed to find the perfect work-life balance. 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 trials and triumph.

You won’t be disappointed.

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809 thoughts on “The Non-Fictional Tale of My Adventures

  1. Hi Alexis Thanks for the follow- I really enjoy your dynamic and daring outlook on life – Best ! Suzanne

  2. Alexis, Thanks for checking out my blog. You inspire me. I need to take risks and put more energy into writing. I am starting slow, with my blog. Keep writing!

    1. Hi, thanks so much for dropping by as well. I’m glad my blog inspired you, and yes start slow. Blogs are a lot of work. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Take it one day at a time. All the best!

  3. Thank you for liking 3 of my blog posts and stopping by my blog! I must say, I admire your risk taking and once I get out of college and start making some money, I hope I can travel the world as much as you and continue to grow my blog. =) I actually created my blog for a school project (and for fun – I used to build websites when I was younger) and my goal is to increase traffic. I’m taking on an SEO analytics internship this coming summer. Sorry, you probably didn’t need to know any of that. Thank you for stopping by again!

    1. No problem. I’ve been going around, reading, liking and commenting today. I think sometimes us writers forget to appreciate other people’s craft.

      Thanks for checking out my blog as well. But for the record, I actually travelled more while I was in college. I didn’t go through all the details but I mentioned a little of how I did that here

      I started my blogs for fun and they both became my living, breathing portfolios when I started to write for a living.

      Good luck with your classes and internships!

  4. Thanks for your like on my post ‘What has living on my own taught me?’!!
    Perhaps I could write a guest post for your one day!?
    I’d love for any of your feedback regarding my blog as I am a newbie but intend to remain committed. What is your opinion of my content and layout? Any and all feedback is welcome!

  5. Alexis: I like you blog, your pictures are delightful, I like your commentary, and your philosophy is supreme. I think I will follow you around for a while, if that’s alright with you.

    1. Hi, thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed my pictures and my outlook on life. I’m delighted that you want to follow me around for a bit haha. By all means, go right ahead.

  6. Wow i am truly amazed at the challenge that you decided to take up, stick with it and i may not be the number 1 fan, but im in the many who will continue to wish you all the success

    1. Thanks Hossein! That means the world to me already, since you’re one of the few who know where I’m coming from to get here. Thanks again!

  7. Hi Alexis, thanks for visiting my blog and reading my articles! I admire your adventurous spirit. I noticed you said you do a lot of freelance writing and was wondering who you typically write for? Blessings.

    1. Hi Ashley. Thank you and thanks for dropping by. If you check out my clients page you can see some of the clients I have worked with, including Force Change, Elite Daily and Your Tango. I also do ghost writing for clients I can’t name. It’s under the Hire Me tab.

      Are you looking for a writer?

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