JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Reliance on technology…

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I am motivated to write this post, which I plan to keep brief, as I spend another part of my day sitting in a Starbucks using their wifi.

“Why?”, you ask.

The storm from the weekend took out our power, and here we are – Thursday – and I still have no power at home. PPL is saying that perhaps by 11pm tonight we might get it back.

But it certainly makes a person realize how much we can take such things for granted! I could do without the lights – really – I could get by. But the whole no water and no internet is really a problem. As a travel agent, I work on the internet all the time when I’m researching trips, making bookings, or contacting clients. It’s also the season for everyone inquiring into Christmas carolers. I’m getting daily emails there and trying to keep up with everything, despite the fact that I can’t print out any documents or contracts. I also can’t fax anything, as the trees took down the phone lines as well.

This is the longest I’ve ever had to go without power. I know we lost it a few times during big storms when I was a kid – but that was maybe a day or two at the most. And there wasn’t the internet back when I was a kid, so that wasn’t something that effected us.

I just know that once that power comes back on, I will be so grateful and so much more appreciative of my access to it!

On that note…. come on PPL! Please get to our road soon!


Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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