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Getting lost and finding your way... 

When I led the GoGirlfriend Development Team in 2007, I believed in it, nurtured and fed it with everything in me. But the company that owned it shifted focus and moved onto other ventures.

Julia RosienJulia RosienGoGirlfriend is back on the map and I’m leading the charge again, not as an employee but as a full-out owner.

 

 

Whether I’m charting my own path or following a trusted route, travel (like life in general) is awe-inspiring, exhilarating, perplexing and sometimes even a blissfully funny ride.

I began traveling in the back of my parent’s station wagon, fighting over the window seat and cheesies with my brothers. There were no iPods, cell phones or onboard DVDs – just the blissful unbounded oneness of family.

It wasn’t long before my travels became a springboard for following my passion. I’ve since traded backseat squabbles for adventurous, luxurious, fun and sometimes quaint travel. Each time I step out of my life to travel, my guiding light is still the fun of those first travels as a kid.

Some days I pull out those old roadmaps I packed away so long ago. They’re dog-eared and creased, but I recognize the landmarks so well I can recite them from memory. Then I see a new turn-off or an unexpected vantage point that changes everything. And it makes me wonder if this new landmark has been there all along and I’ve missed it.

My roadmaps guide me, but I like to drive blind too. Sometimes getting lost can take me to places I’d never considered visiting. You see, I’ve learned that the great thing about getting lost, is finding your way home again. I lost GoGirlfriend last year, but finding it feels like coming home.

Whether your maps are new or dog-eared like mine, some of the most important adventures you’ll take are the unplanned ones, the spontaneous trips that land Ready for Adventure?Ready for Adventure?you in a cabin in Vermont instead of on the beach in Florida. After all, what you do while you’re there is more important than the scenery.

Join me and the *New* GoGirlfriend team as we embark on a brand new adventure – it’s going to be a fabulous ride!

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Love, love this fresh + flirty site and of course, my love for travel started way before I became a road warrior in the Midwest and my solo adventure to Barcelona for my 40th b-day was the most fabulous time of my life (so far). Congrats! ~ UrbanDecorSue

Congrats Julia ! Your sparkle will make you shine in your new adventure.

I'm glad to hear it and am looking forward to your upcoming posts!

Congratulations Julia. Your Dad and I are so, very proud of you. We know you will soar with the Eagles and Go Girlfriend will be right there with you! You Go Girl! Mom & Dad

Congrats, my dear Julia! You put a great deal of time and passion into this project originally, and I was saddened when it was originally put on a temporary hiatus. So glad to see you're back at the helm completely running the ship - you'll do awesome, as usual. Your positive energy will make this a great success! You go, girlfriend! Rick Couchman

<p>This is good news indeed! GG was so promising when it started and I was sad to see it become... well... whatever it became (that wasn't ever made clear).</p> <p>Your energy always came through the original site and I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job with this! I'm sure I speak for many contributors when I say I'll make sure I play my part in this.</p> <p>Congratulations!</p>

Thanks SOOOO much Leyla! It was difficult to watch GG change course but I'm back and can't wait to begin again in earnst! I would be honored and thrilled to have your contributions in the new GG! Julia

Julia Congatulations!!! Armed with your excellent writing skills, creative mind and infectious enthusiasm, I know GoGirlfriend will do well. Good Luck and Many Successes. Dave

Dave, You're so sweet - thanks for those beautiful words. I miss your smiling face and our late afternoon chats! Hope to see you here often - and maybe even sharing a sailing story or two or three :-) Julia

Congrats, Julia! Glad you are bringing site back to life.

Thanks for checking out GG, Kara! you and the rest of those great gals over at www.travelingmamas.com are an inspiration! Julia

You Go Girlfriend. Congrats I know you will fly high and far with this great venture. All the best friend.

Thanks Jim! I'm sure you'll here all about it on Twitter and our #positivepossee coffee chats in the am!

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