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Tall Tales of an Adventuring Prima Donna "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So...Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

About onkae

Onkae A.K.A. Angela, Angie, Ang, Angelique (in French class).

I am:

50% Chinese, 34% Welsh, and 16% Cherokee Indian.

A New Yorker from the South -- Atlanta to be exact.

An oxymoron as I am, seeking adventure and being an extreme 'girly-girl' and lover of fashion.

Homeless and unemployed, albeit quite cheerful and having a great time of it!

So, the story goes a little something like this:

As much as I love being a Makeup Artist in NYC, I had been yearning for a bit more intellectual stimulation than the art of painting faces allowed -- given the environment (fashion and beauty in Manhattan) and diva-esque comaradery of friends. 

It's been so much fun, but is it possible to continue being a makeup artist in Manhattan while pursuing an entirely different career, all the while -- creating a balance between making a living and a life of leisure?  This is ultimately the question I pondered on numerous occasions that lead me to make the one fell swoop of quitting my job, subletting my apartment, and travelling through India.

I needed a clean break from the comforts of my life to shake things up a bit for myself, get in touch with my inner yogi, and search myself for answers as to how I want to live the rest of my life...or, at least, the next 5-10 years. 

I remember being in an empty hotel room in Toronto the night all my thoughts and pangs of travelling so much for work had culminated into a plan of how to escape my job.  I had worked a couple of unfufilling events in a row that added to being a catalyst to my departure.

Where would I go?  Where is the one place -- my dream destination that I have yet to explore?

India....they say all things are revealed in incredible India. 

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