JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.



Just some “deep thoughts” from yours truly.  Some musings and things that I’ve learned that I’d like to pass on.  For those who might have been the way I was awhile back.

I just want to say that life is crazy and will ultimately surprise you.  And in really good ways.  I think back to a few years ago, when I was jaded and cynical and thought the idea of love was a crock o’ shit.  I had resigned myself to think it was all some fake schlock that was sold to us in movies and books and that none of it was really real.

Guess what?  I was wrong.  I’ll admit it.  I can sit here and tell you in all sincerity that it IS real and it is out there and when you find it, it is the most wonderful thing in the whole world.  I just needed the right person in my life to finally see it and know it and feel it.  After being together for about a year and a half, I feel like I’ve finally let down my last wall, my last guard, my last doubt.  (If you had my past, you’d understand why it might have taken me a bit long.)  Are either of us perfect?  Haha – of course not!  But it doesn’t matter.  I’m just my silly, dorky, nerdy girl self who trips on things all the time, and yet he makes me feel like I’m the most special and beautiful girl in the world.  And I’m always catching myself laughing and smiling whenever we’re together.  Damn, even Disney World doesn’t make me smile this much!  I don’t care about all the obstacles the world has put in our way – I’ll keep jumping over them.

Why am I suddenly waxing poetic in this way?  I’m just feeling really grateful, really lucky, and really happy right now.  Plain and simple.  So if you’re like the former me – all cynical and crap – don’t be.  Hang in there and someday life will surprise you too.  I always say, put good into the world and good will come back to you.  I believe it so much.  Give it a try – I promise you won’t be disappointed.


Jen and Miloš

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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