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Expect the Unexpected: My Very First Hub

Updated on August 5, 2014
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In the spring of 2012 I began my writing career with HubPages as an attempt at using my writing to help others and earning some money from my efforts. Having been trained as a Creative Writer, I wanted to upkeep my writing skills and begin building a writing platform. My desire all along has been to turn my writing into a profitable career.

It's always amazing to look back from the depths of where you've come, and be encouraged at the long and strenuous road you've walked. My very first Hub had no coherent flow, no pictures, no paragraph breaks, and wasn't broken into capsules. Yikes, at 199 words, it's no wonder it had a very low score. I really am shocked at how nice people were in the comments.

Below, is My Very First Hub, Raw and Unedited

Evacuating an orphanage in a fire storm, being locked in an Irish mall, and having to hitch hike my way back to Rome have all taught me one thing: Flexibility is the best policy. Maps, itineraries, and fancy insurance policies are great tools to keep the traveler relatively healthy, happy , and in control, but once the lone sojourner locks his front door behind him pack in tow, all cards are off the table. He is a hot air balloon pilot at the mercy of the invisible wind. Practically speaking, the chances of dying or reaching some level of irreparable damage while traveling are relatively the same ratio that exists sipping hot coffee while driving in Los Angles rush hour traffic. So stop worrying about all the what if's and take the moments, good or bad, as they come. Chances are the story of spending the night in a Thai prison because your hemp seed protein powder was mistaken for the other white stuff, will be your go to story for entertaining your guests at dinner parties. Don't let a little road bump ruin your trip. Your worst mishap will most likely be one of your most treasured memories.

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    • Rossogrosso profile image


      6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I like this approach to travel. When I was younger and I would go to Europe and travel around on a Eurail pass, I learned pretty quickly that meticulously planning my trips was a total waste of time. I invariably found that I would end up having such a good time and making new friends in certain places that any previous plans would go out the window. I hate the idea of having to decide how many days I'm gonna spend here and there and booking plane tickets accordingly. It is always when you re just about to leave that the magic happens!

    • breathe2travel profile image


      6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you, Availiasvision - I have a couple I am developing. :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Hi Availiasvision,

      I love your attitude and agree it's good to be flexible at home or when traveling.

      Welcome to HubPages. I look forward to reading more hubs by you.

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      Jennifer Arnett 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks Lesley!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Availiasvision, I like your style of writing and am already looking forward to reading more from you!

      Welcome to hubpages!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Jennifer Arnett 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks Dawnrichard. I am loving your Hubs! You are a fantastic writer. You have a beautiful combination of maps, pics, tips, and tricks for traveling. I look forward to reading up on all the places you write about. Hopefully it will inspire my next trip.

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      6 years ago

      Another warm welcome from me. Looking more stories from you.


    • Availiasvision profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Arnett 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you for commenting breathe2travel. I love your hubs! I especially found your hub on the effects of a worn down immune system helpful. Do you have more info on how to recover your immune sytsem? Mine needs an overhaul.

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      6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      I would really enjoy reading more -- do you have a couple of stories you can tell -- or perhaps embellish the circumstances of your mentioned experiences?

      Voted up & interesting -- but, please, add to it!

      Best regards~

      & Welcome to HubPages!

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      Welcome to HubPages. I agree - most mishaps do make good stories when everything is over. You sound like quite the traveler.


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