Hello! Ciao! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Merhaba! Dia is muire dhuit! Xaipete!
Hey, Girl Hey!!! I’m Dionne, pronounced De-on, also known as the Plucky Traveler!!!
The Plucky Traveler
The best description of me is that I am “Plucky” – sarcastic, driven, and passionate.
I’m a purple lipstick wearing Jane of all trades: Veteran (go Air Force!!), former Math Teacher (go teachers!!), and now a blogger. I am also a Wife (to a Veteran), Mother (to two teens, 15 (boy) and 13 (girl) (don’t you wish you were me and living with all those hormones, lol) and avid pet lover!! We have 3 cats and 2 dogs!! Obviously, I can not be trusted to be anywhere near a pet adoption.
How This Journey Started
While navigating this thing called life, we realized our daughter had some GI issues. So we tried different treatments prescribed by her various Pediatric doctors, we were given a referral to a Pediatric GI doctor when conventional treatments didn’t work and after almost 3 years of seeing the specialist, we found out that she has Celiac’s Disease.
My current passion is keeping my daughter healthy. I found that it was extremely difficult to find factual and easy to understand information. This struggle gave me the idea for my blog.
All About My Pluckiness!
I’m originally from Wisconsin (yes I love the Packers and Cheese – it’s in our DNA!), Montello to be exact. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it, it is super small. I have lived all over the world, but have finally settled down in Las Vegas! Yes, I chose to move here, lol. I love the heat, and yes it is a dry heat – like being in a convection oven, but in a good way.
I love to travel! Thanks to the Air Force, I have been able to walk on 4 continents, travel to countless countries, and more importantly, make some awesome memories with my family.
I am all about the coffee (which I take black!), beer (remember, I’m from Wisconsin!), jamming to Techno Music (no, I am not too old) and being my authentic self! Took me a while to find myself again, but I am ALL about being true to myself!
My word for 2018 is BRAVE!! For me, this means no hiding, no negative self-talk, just sticking to the goals I have set for myself and going after those goals because I CAN do this! I am BRAVE!!! If you are living your authentic self, I would love to hear about it!!
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Welcome to the Plucky Travelers Journey!