Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Welcome to the new Gumption!

"...she realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible,
she made the whole world feel like home,
she decided to enjoy more and endure less,
she colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues,
she crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize limits, saying bonjour and buon giorno as though she owned both France and Italy and the day itself,
she ran ahead where there were no paths…"

As I'm sure you have noticed, Gumption has gone through a complete makeover...and I couldn't be more excited about it! I absolutely love the design, thanks to Danielle Moss! I wanted something colourful and editorial, fun but not too girly, but mostly, a design that highlights the writing here on Gumption. She has done a fantastic job capturing all of that! Danielle is easy to work with, creative, and honest. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a designer. :)

I can't get over the new design! Not just because it's fantastic, but because it's the start of a whole new direction for Gumption. I've been introducing a few changes to the blog since the beginning of the year, but in case you missed this or you're new to Gumption, here's what it's all about:

Gumption is a lifestyle and travel blog that strives to inspire people from all walks of life to live a life of gumption and a life to the full. At Gumption, I share personal reflections, stories of inspiring people and moments, and so many of the little things that make my life richer, even magical at times! While inspiring my readers to live a full life, I also want people (but especially women) to see and believe that you can “have it all”: a life full of joy, growth, contentment, and adventure. Sometimes I talk about current affairs or events of historical significance (I was an international relations major in college and am just not ready to abandon my inclinations towards academia). Other times, I share things I’ve learned, or am learning, in and about life. And still on other occasions, I just share the things in my life that make me happy – my newest baking venture, home d├ęcor changes, or something unique to whichever country I find myself living in at the moment.  
I hope you will tag along. And whatever you find to relate to here, I hope it inspires you to live a full life and a life full of gumption.

You can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Pinterest, if you'd like. Thanks so much for reading, whether you're a first timer or you've been here for a while.

Cheers to the rest of the year ahead and many more years of living with gumption!




  1. This is really great. So looking forward to reading ur exciting news, discoveries and experiences. Wishing u an exciting and adventurous 2014 with many dreams and goals achived to a brighter future ahead. With love
    The Hoon Family ★☆★☆


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