If I could have looked into the future at 15 and saw myself a decade later as I am now; I wouldn’t have believed this person who has traveled the world all while inspiring and helping millions of women to travel and live a healthier lifestyle was me.
Sometimes, I still don’t believe it.
Waking up every day to the life I’ve always dreamed of is no longer just a dream. I have nothing but gratitude for freedom to live my life the way I am.
However things weren’t always so perfectly aligned for me. Ever since I was little I knew the cubicle lifestyle wasn’t for me. I was destined for more. I wanted to travel, I wanted to see the world, but most important I wanted to make a difference and help people.
I got stuck working 80 hours a week between two jobs and I was miserable. I worked hard for many years, overcoming many obstacles that led me to where I am today. But I always knew this life wasn’t for me.
Growing up I always envisioned my life to be one big ADVENTURE. I would travel around spending time with family and friends, doing whatever I wanted to.


I wanted to experience life to the fullest, snorkeling with nurse sharks in Belize, learning bachata in Cuba, sipping Malbec on an Argentinean vineyard, learning to make tom yum soup in Thailand, or relaxing on a hammock in Bali.
I thought I would always be in control of my own life.
The truth was every day I remained in that job, my dreams SLIPPED further and further away. I was stuck in the corporate rat race.
The commutes, office politics, and mundane daily routine took over and formed an endless cycle. I felt like a hamster on a wheel, trapped by my job and bills.
Then the stress, tension, and anxiety started to mount. It was not only taking a toll on me in the workplace but started to filter into my personal life.

I suffered from anxiety and insomnia for YEARS. I was taking medications to make me feel numb and I lost a ton of weight from all the stress. I was unhealthy!
I will never forget I was driving from one job to the next, sleep deprived; I hit the person in front of me because I fell asleep at the wheel. That was my last straw.
How did my life come to this?
Something had to change. I needed to become in control again. I needed to do something that gave my life purpose.

This started with getting in control of my own body. I started working out, eating healthy, and being aware of what I put into my body.
One day I was looking for a new makeup line because my favorite one got discontinued. A girlfriend invited me to one of her Beautycounter shows around the same time. Having no expectations but being a supportive friend I went and automatically fell in LOVE with the cosmetics.
When I found out that Beautycounter has banned over 1,500 chemicals and the skincare products are 100% safe I knew I needed to switch to this skincare line. I fell in love with the mission and everything they stood for.
But I wasn’t ready to jump on board as a consultant.
I recently quit my job to become nomadic and continue my career as a designer. My freelance business picked up and I was traveling full time all while up keeping this blog as well.
My life was finally starting to look like what I always envisioned it to be. FREE, HEALTHY and full of TRAVEL.
But I was still trading time for money. I was still missing a purpose.
I felt that if I died tomorrow I would have had all these amazing experiences, but no legacy. I needed more.

My best friend signed up to be a Beautycounter consultant and quickly started accelerating at it. If she could do it, I can too. And how awesome would it be to work with your best friend?
With the daily assistance from mentors like my best friend who have been there and achieved SUCCESS, I have crafted new skills and abilities to take me where I want to be.
Putting beautiful, safe products into the hands of women like you and me. All while inspiring and helping millions of women to travel and live a healthier lifestyle.
I am truly grateful and now share my knowledge with others who want to take their lives to the next level.
If you’re reading this, that means YOU.
My story is one of many people who are living their dream lifestyle after being introduced to the right products and connected to the right people who showed them it is possible to live a healthy happy life.
Once you decide you are ready to take the best ride of your life, my team and I can give you all the tools you require, to get what you desire.
Imagine living your life by design. Where would you go? Who would you spend time with? What would you buy?
It is all truly possible.
Join my movement for #betterbeauty and let's bring non-toxic high performing products into the hands of everyone.

Send me a message and let’s discuss your dreams and goals and see if Beautycounter is right for you.

xoxo #BetterBeauty by Ania Travels 💜

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  • You are so very lucky to be living your dreams. I too work about 50 hours a week and feel like my life is just work and sleep. It’s a chore and while we live comfortably, I don’t feel fulfilled. I hope this new journey serves you well. Good luck!

  • Jessica VanderVeen

    Good for you for quiting your job, becoming a healthier person, and living your dreams! You are an inspiration

  • Dada KS

    Ohh congrats for achieving your dreams! What an inspiration! I myself has always wanted to travel and I am happy to be married with a guy who loves to travel aswell. So far we have been twice on round the world trip but the biggest dream is yet to happen as we are leaving on our third next spring with our baby girl!

  • Ola Broom

    What a beautifully written post. Congrats on finding the courage to take your life in a different direction, and on embarking on a healthier lifestyle.

  • Sophie Beland

    Congratulations on overcoming your difficult times. And for finding your dreamsn your friend sounds like a keeper x

  • Congrats on this new adventure! It sounds quite exciting! I love how this line has banned so many chemicals from their products. I will have to check them out!

  • Congratulations on your new life. I am a traveler myself and love to explore new places. As a woman you have to depend on others to fulfill your dreams. It is good that you have overcome obstacles and did what you wanted.

  • I’m so happy that everything is so much better for you now and that you have found something you enjoy so much!

  • Shell

    Congratulations on your new adventure and I’m so happy everything is better for you now! 🙂