Did Something New

                                                                       A five minute walk away.

                                                                       A five minute walk away.

For the first time since college, I resigned a lease. Since the glory days (college), I have always been on the move - chasing new places, better careers, and more daunting challenges. It's nice to experience the ease of deciding to live in the same place, longer. But it's also kind of weird. And scary. Thankfully, living three blocks from the beach always seems to calm those doubting thoughts. :)

But honestly, living in South Florida has been a wild wild ride. The biggest challenge down here is meeting good honest people. I've learned to use a different kind of filter down here than I ever needed to in Virginia for finding friends, while dating, and even in the professional arena. South Florida is easy to move to, but it's a hard place to stay in unless you learn how to do this.

The thing that keeps me in Florida is obvious - the outdoor lifestyle. I'm outside all.the.time. I kick it at the beach. I bike up A1A (main road along beach), and go to the gym where there is a spacious rooftop to workout on that overlooks the beach on one side and the intercoastal on the other. I brunch, lunch, dine, and drink outside - all year round. There is just something about fresh air... it really makes me believe that humans are not meant to be cooped up inside as much as they are.

                                                                Fort Lauderdale Beach Life

                                                                Fort Lauderdale Beach Life

Will I live here forever? Not a chance. But for right now, I have every intention in embracing what South Florida offers.

                                                                                   Beachy keen

                                                                                   Beachy keen

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Dana Podgurski

Hi everyone! I'm Dana Podgurski! 

I'm a foot in the mouth, tongue in cheek, head in the clouds, and heart on the sleeve kind of gal. I live for new experiences, but am a total sucker for nostalgia at the same time. I'm tough as nails, but am a complete softie for all things kids and animal related. I fly by the seat of my pants, and live for adventure. But I firmly believe that adventure is a mindset that one's self determines.

For work, I am a marketer through and through. Bringing brands to life, and content marketing are passions of mine. Many would consider what I do as nerdy, but I seriously dig it. I have been doing marketing contract work for years, and appreciate the variety it brings, and the relationships I've developed with my clients. To check out my work portfolio, or if you're interested in a partnership, click here.

For fun I love to create - writing/blogging, photography, and painting are my main three mediums of doing so. Feeling good and healthy is also high on my list, as it really lends itself to making everything more enjoyable. So I maintain a very active lifestyle, eat pretty healthy, and am outdoors as much as I can be. And if my blog didn't make it abundantly clear, I absolutely LOVE to travel. I spend any extra money I have on plane tickets, and feel so fortunate to have been to several amazing destinations both domestically and internationally. There's nothing more fulfilling than coming home from a trip and adding a been-there-pin to my map.