Guest Interview Part 2 with
Blind Woman Sets Her Sight on Travel
1. What are your career goals, Kerry?
I have wanted to be many things throughout my life: artist, librarian, doctor/nurse, psychologist, writer. I want to write, in some form or another. I have blogging dreams for sure, but I know jobs in the field of writing are not easy to come by. I want, someday, to become a travel writer, freelance writer, to own my own business.
2. Where would you like to travel?
I have so much of my own country to explore. I have barely made it out of Ontario and hope to visit both the west coast, the Rockies and out east to the spot of Anne of Green Gables herself: Prince Edward Island.
I want to travel to Hawaii, Mexico, and so many places throughout Europe. I was in Ireland, a place close to my heart, and I must return there again one day. I want to visit Australia and New Zealand too. I know there’s so much out there, waiting for me to discover, at the bottom of the world.
I want to travel to see historic places and spots of great natural beauty.
I think I deserve to see this huge world of ours, just because I can’t see it like most people see it, but this somehow makes what I do experience of the world all that much greater.
I don’t want to just read about these places, but to be up close and personal, to discover things that a book can not quite provide.
3. What, if anything, holds you back from your dreams?
Pesky realities like money and safety are considerations. I will admit I am still working out the kinks in my travel plans, but I have faith I will find a way. Maybe there is a great guide somewhere out there, just waiting to travel the world with me. Maybe I will discover independence and bravery I never knew I had and venture out on my own.
I know you can spend your whole life making up excuses for why it is impossible. I have to believe things will work out how they were meant to. I will save up money and attend the TBEX (Travel Blogger Expo) to learn from others in the tourism and travel blogging industries. I will travel and write about what I find, whether its in my own back yard or on the other side of the world.
I may go back to school, to study English, writing, or tourism.
4. You seem pretty determined. What have you done to make your dream a reality?
I started my own travel website. It’s a slow process and I can’t see where it will lead yet. I just needed to take the first step and build a foundation from which to grow my business. We all have to start somewhere and theinsightfulwanderer.ca is where I will make my start.
I found someone to build my website, someone to take care of the technical side that I don’t understand. I’m learning to ask for help when I need something. I believe this is an important first step and the hardest for most people to admit they need.
5. Do you have any final words for my readers?
I love to speak and hear from others who have traveled places I have never been. I love to learn what they saw and where they got to.
I believe travel and the world can bring people together and bridge the gap that such a huge world sometimes creates.
I want to develop relationships with travel bloggers and writers who can show me how it’s done, like-minded souls who believe in making our world smaller and more intimate by the way they never stop wandering.
Oh, and right now I have a small trip planned to Ottawa, Canada’s capital. I will travel where and when I can and I will write about it. I can’t promise that I’ll have a lot of pictures in my writing though I know people are drawn to something visual. But I aim to paint a picture with my words.
Please read Kerry’s post about her all-time favorite place, Niagara Falls. If this is any indication of her travel writing, she’s in for a vibrant career and travels!
Kerry is a veracious reader, writer, lover of literature. She has a Certificate of Creative Writing and bigplans for her two blogs. She writes fiction, memoir, essays, interviews, and reviews and she wants to grow her travel blog.
She lives in Ontario, Canada with her literary themed cat and dog: Lumos and Dobby.
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