JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

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Hey readers,

Sorry for being so MIA lately, but caroling season is in full swing, and I’m super busy singing AND running the business.  We’re going full throttle through Christmas Eve!  Just tomorrow, I’ve got a four hour gig during the day, and a three hour gig in the evening.  Double gig day on Sunday, too.  Then a gig on Monday and Tuesday.  (Plus, I’ve had gigs all this week as well.)

Today I had to take Miloš back to the airport.  His month long visit went by way too fast.  It was a ton cheaper for him to leave from JFK airport (instead of Newark), but it was a traffic nightmare.  I was gone from 9:45am until 7:30pm.  We had about two hours to hang out together at the airport as well before he had to go through security.  I’m exhausted – something about experiencing really strong emotions (and doing a bunch of crying) really makes me tired.  It’s only 8:40pm, but I think I’m going to have a snack and then go to bed.  I’m trying to stay comforted in knowing that it’s only three and a half weeks until we see each other again, which is WAY better than the three months apart leading up to this most recent visit.  It’s still really hard, though.  But I’ll also admit how it’s just really awesome that the longer we’re together, and the more time we spend together, the better and better it gets.  So we’re back to having a countdown, although this one is much smaller.

I’m off for now, but some of the updates coming soon will be:  our Disney Trip from the end of November, more tales from the caroling trail, and my upcoming plans for heading overseas again!

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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