What Should We Write About This Week?
Last week my husband and I started discussing what our blog should be about this week. We have visited some wonderful hotels in Turks and Caicos. We have eaten at the best restaurants. We have enjoyed some of the most wonderful activities on the island.
I could write about all the new things happening in our life recently. Things like building a house or our new garden we are working so hard on.
Then, it hit me. I was like, hey, why don’t we just talk about why we started Dream Turks and Caicos in the first place. Everyone knows by now that we love this island and everything about it. But, I wanted to dig a little deeper. Give some of our background and how we got started with blogging and e-commerce in general. I wanted to give some insight on why we chose “Dream Turks and Caicos.”
We Live To Travel
My husband and I started dating when we were 15 years old. Of course at 15 I was not allowed to date but that is what we called it. We went through high school together and went to the same college.
From there I started work as a Registered Nurse and he started his career in sales and insurance. I realized quickly that the hours of a nurse suck. I felt like I worked more than I was at home. I got to the point where I dreaded going into work while my husband had a pretty flexible schedule. It seemed as though I was at work and he was at home.
I was to the point where it upset me to have to go to work. I knew this was not right. I should not feel that way. I needed to do something that made me happy. Of course, I had to do something that paid the bills as well because living is certainly not free.
After a lot of thinking, I decided that I wanted to open a clothing boutique. I had always loved fashion and so I thought this was the perfect plan. I was going to open an online clothing store. I could do that from home and have a flexible schedule. So, I set out looking for someone to help get me started. I came across Pure–Ecommerce.
I had my first phone call and everything went from there. My online boutique ready and off to market we went. We traveled to Atlanta and Las Vegas for market. Going to market was wonderful. I loved everything about it.
Quitting My Nine to Five
After a couple of years, I found myself not only working my online store, but still working full time as a nurse. From there, I ended up starting work as a project manager for Pure-Ecommerce. After all, I had my own website and gained a couple of years of knowledge in the ecommerce world.
At one point I was working full time as a nurse, running my business, and working part time for Pure-Ecommerce. After a couple of months of doing all three, I decided that I could not keep running my business. My heart was not in it and I either had to take it to the next level or quit it. I decided to quit it. It wasn’t a hard decision which tells me that it was the right one.
I ended up working full time with Pure-Ecommerce and went to an as needed basis only with nursing. Working for Pure-Ecommerce was my dream job and a job that I had prayed about for so long. I was at home and on a flexible schedule. I no longer missed out on family gatherings because of work.
That was three years ago. Today, I still work for this wonderful company. Yet, I missed having my “own business.” My husband and I are constantly thinking about new businesses to start. One night we were lying in bed I was like “I have it.” He was like “have what?” I said we can start a blog about Turks and Caicos.
Why Blog about Turks and Caicos
There was no hesitation from either of us. When you start a business or a blog you should do it based on what makes you happy. You should do it because you love it and believe in it. It was a no brainer. We would start a blog and our focus would be on our travels to Turks and Caicos.
When we got married we made a decision that we would travel somewhere we had never been every year. It always seemed to be to a beach in the Caribbean. When we stumbled across Turks and Caicos we were like, well, we may not visit anywhere new again. We were fascinated with how wonderful the beaches were in Turks and Caicos.
Out of all the places we have traveled, Turks and Caicos surpassed them all. We are passionate about this little island and think that everyone should visit. Life is so simple there. No one cares what brand of clothing you have on or if you are wearing makeup. All you have to do is wake up and go to the beach. Of course, we do our share of eating while on the island as well.
In our day to day lives we were always telling people about our trips and how wonderful Turks and Caicos was. So, why not blog about it allow everyone to see how beautiful and wonderful it is. There are so many people that never even think of Turks and Caicos when planning a trip.
Why the Name?
We decided on the name “Dream Turks and Caicos” because we are always dreaming of being there. We do not live to work but rather work to live. You know the saying. We both love our jobs but that thing that keeps us going is vacations. Having a vacation planned gives us something to look forward to. It gives us that feeling of knowing we have that time of “doing nothing” approaching us. That time when everything stands still.
No matter where we are going, we always count it down. It just excites us. Traveling excites us. Telling people about our travels excites us.
I’m not sure how many other people think vacations are a must. You do not have to make a ton of money to go on vacations. As a matter of fact, we rarely pay for plane tickets out of pocket. We use credit cards for points and do it that way. We only use the points on plane tickets.
Traveling is a part of who we are. Traveling and experiences makes us happy. It’s what makes us tick.
Traveling allows you to meet so many people along the way. We are so blessed and have cherished everywhere we have ever been. The memories we have will last forever. We read a statistic one time that said “experiences make you happy for longer than materialist items.” I believe that. We love nice clothing and nice things for our home as much as anyone. Yet, we try to not get caught up in the super materialist world that we live in.
New To Blogging
We are new to blogging. I think it is one of those things where you get better with time. I feel as though we have so much to talk about.
We try to make the most of each day and live life to the fullest. We love to travel, cook garden, decorate our house, and anything that involves being outdoors. We love getting to share our travel and life experiences with you.
We are not some fancy travel experts but just a normal couple that has to save our money and take normal vacations. We want to help you experience the same things we have been blessed enough to experience.
Do not take life too seriously. Life is short and we must make the most of it. Laugh a lot and make lots of memories with your family and friends. Do not get caught up in the things that do not matter but instead focus on the little things that mean everything.
We hope you enjoy our journey!