Welcome on my blog “Minna Memoir” – The blog for solo female traveling, digital nomads and people who want to live more mindfully
About this blog
Would you like to travel more and work online? Are you fascinated by the digital nomad community, but have never felt prepared to change something in your life? Would you like to live your life proactively, be in your full power and go through your everyday life with more ease, positivity and mindfulness?
I’m glad to welcome you on my blog! :)
I know your feelings. Four years ago, I was at a similar point in my life. Today I deeply trust my intuition and let my heart speak louder than my head. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have fears occasionally as well. Much more that I do things despite my fear. I want to inspire you from the bottom of my heart to dream big again and to follow your own authentic path.
✔ Get useful tips on (female) solo traveling to set off on big adventures
✔ Find the courage to distance yourself from social expectations and to follow your own authentic path
✔ Discover with me hotspots for Digital Nomads
✔ Gain insight into remote work
✔ Find ideas to earn money online and travel more often or full-time
✔ Inspire yourself with topics around minimalism, mindfulness and positive psychology.
✔ Experience more about sustainable traveling.
How are (solo) traveling and mindfulness connected to each other?
By travelling we learn close to life. By gaining new impressions, our radars are more often focused on receiving than on transmitting. We broaden our intellectual horizon and open our hearts for new inner and outer experiences, explore other cultures with open arms. We begin to question our former beliefs and thought patterns. It becomes easier to perceive “being” and the present more consciously, as we break out of our accustomed environment and discover something new.
We awaken attributes in ourselves that we may have forgotten in the process of growing up: Curiosity, openness and joy in the simple things of life. Away from social paths full of expectations, social influences, values and obligations that yet exist only as self-imposed boundaries in our minds, we come closer to ourselves. We start to look at what we have learned from a very young age from an eagle’s perspective. We realize that we can recreate ourselves every day.
Travelling can bring so much mindfulness into our lives – especially when we travel slowly and alone. We can learn to carry this awareness of life into our “normal” everyday life and to live mindful in every moment.
Who is the author behind “Minna Memoir”?
I am the author behind Minna Memoir. My Vietnamese Name is Anh Tu which means „sparkle“ in Vietnamese culture. My German name is Minna, though my friends just call me „Mimi“. I was born in a greatly feared suburb of Germany (Offenbach) and used to live in Frankfurt am Main. 2016, I gave up my apartment and have been traveling since while working remotely as a Content Marketing Specialist and Social Media Manager.
I am an adventurer, an eternal optimist, a life acrobat. My gift lies in seeing the beautiful sides of life, although life is not always coffee and love. And because life is full of surprises, I am sometimes thoughtful, sometimes quiet, sometimes loud. I am mostly loud when I dance to my favourite songs of The Cure. When I think I could burst of love and happiness. And sometimes, when I’m travelling and curiously immerse myself into foreign culture. Then I may fall in love quickly. I fall in love with places and cultures that were previously foreign to me; from time to time also unhappily.
I am quiet when I watch the news and think too much about our world. At the same time I am so grateful that I had the privilege to grow up in Germany in exactly this age. That I was born into this security. In times of modern technology, so many doors are open to many people of my generation. Opportunities that have not been existing back then. Every day we have the opportunity to create ourselves according to our wishes. And yet so many find it difficult to develop their full potential.
What makes a fulfilled life for me? To live my own authentic way. And I think I am traveling on a good route. Love, compassion and authenticity are the three most important values in my life.
Here a few facts
- I work as Content Marketing & Community Manager for the German company “Ergotopia” on a permanent position (32 hours a week). Besides I’m freelancing, build passive income and work on my blog. About 70 % of the time I’m not in Germany. Books are not enough to study the world. We can only understand cultures with all of its lovely as well as unsettling sites, if we discover it on our own. Traveling is for me the best way to educate myself.
- My favourite places so far: Dahab in Egypt, Bali, Mocoa in Colombia and Essaouira in Morocco.
- I’m a food monster. I love food.
- My intention on every journey: to make at least three animal friendships (future me will be an animal whisperer ;)) and to do something good in every country I visit.
Upcoming travels (2019)
- Graz (May), Tansania and Sansibar (June), Vietnam-Cambodia-Bali (at some point between September and December)
These are the countries I have visited so far!
- Egypt (I used to live here for one year in Dahab)
- Czech Republic
- Germany (I grew up here)
- United Arab Emirates
- USA: Massachussetts, Kalifornien, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New York, Washington D.C.
- Vatican State
Would you like to contact me directly?
Send an e-mail to Minna Tran, email@example.com