Hey There! I’m Charli Dawns
I’m the mid 20’s creator of The Break of Dawns, a blog about my world travels and ever-changing lifestyle.
I hail from a teeny tiny blip on the map in northeastern Indiana; a town that’s easily forgotten by those who pass through it on their way to bigger cities. I always knew I wanted more than that little town could give me so 4 short years ago, I quit my job and transitioned all of my college courses online so I could move to Germany with my now-husband. It was there where I was able to fulfill the only dream I ever remember having:
Traveling the World.
Two college degrees, an ever-so-empty bank account and 22 countries later, I had accumulated so many pictures and memories that I was desperately afraid of forgetting as time went on—cue the beginning of The Break of Dawns.
Our time spent living in Germany inevitably ended and now we’re in the Bay area of California for the next couple of years.
I guess you could say I’ve always been a dreamer, looking for the next best thing to keep me inspired. I live my life chasing memories and insatiably searching for new adventures to supply me with that ultimate happiness we all seem to be seeking.
Before I started my blog, I would ask myself almost daily what I’m doing with my life. I have countless hours of higher education and two very expensive degrees under my belt yet somehow I still felt like I was plummeting in the world of adulthood. To find some sort of direction for myself, I would try and reflect on what I liked to do, what my interests were, and I could only come up with a bigger list of things I disliked (public places, meat, close-minded people).
And that’s essentially what led me to create this little space of mine. To find a passion, work at a dream and actually stick with it.
While I am undoubtedly destined to be a wanderer, I don’t take those smaller moments that make life beautiful for granted. I relish in visiting places I’ve only read about in books, cuddling with my 7-pound furball of a pup, witnessing the world change colors as the day transforms into night, getting lost on primitive road trips with my hubs and exploring pieces of our world that leave me speechless.
I am opinionated, stubborn, and persistent with a positive outlook on life. I truly do want this world to be a better place for future generations and I strive for humanity to come together to aid those less fortunate than us. I want to make a living while never seeing the inside of an office. I want my voice to be heard, my knowledge to be spread and sowed like seeds and then watch my ideas grow into something that will be talked about even after I’m gone.
I started this blog to not only store my experiences, memories and pictures from globe-trotting and to find my own sort of passions, but to inspire you all to see our world, dream big and remember that life is way too dang short to not be happy.