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Hi, I’m Elaina and I want to help you live life on your terms, find a career you love, and travel as often as you want. These are the best years of your life and you deserve to be FREE! 

 

I’ve lived, worked, and traveled to more than 60 countries, including some pretty off-the-beaten path destinations like Mongolia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Paraguay. I lived out of a suitcase as a full-time nomad for 5.5 years, ever since leaving my management consulting gig in New York in 2013. You can read my full story here. I’m now living my dream, settled in Bali, Indonesia, fully independent and working happily on projects that support my deepest passion! 

 

What makes my story unique is that I’ve traveled AND built a professional career, working for companies like IBM and Uber over the years. I’ve also spent long stretches of time freelancing and traveling adventurously through South America, Asia, and Africa. I now make my living helping others break out of ordinary living and get clear on their mission in life. I get paid to help people MANIFEST THEIR DREAMS like I did — how cool is that?  

 

I write about self-development, digital nomadism, charting unconventional life paths, finding jobs overseas, pursuing long-term travel, and living purposefully in a fast-paced, confusing world. There’s simply no one-size-fits-all model for creating a life you love. I’ve always done things a bit differently and I think there are SO many feasible ways for people to live “off the beaten path”. I hope my blog lets you see what’s both possible and practical.  

 

I started this blog because I want to help you find an exciting career, travel the world, break the norms, and develop yourself both personally and professionally. Drop me a line at elaina@lifebefore30.com or apply to work with me directly! 

So What Happens When I Turn 30? The Full Scoop

Posted on March 22nd, 2019

 

LB30 followers,

 

I have some big news to share!

 

Many of you have been joking with me for YEARS about what happens when I turn 30.

 

And now it’s happening. I’m just 6 months away from the big 3-0!

 

I started writing and sharing my story with the world when I was 21. It’s been a hell of a ride the past 9 years.

 

But guess what?

 

I’m not abandoning my brand and my audience and my friends or just moving on to something else — I’m taking you all with me.

 

Over the last 9 years, I’ve grown up and so have you. Actually, we’ve grown up together. I’ve gone through a MASSIVE awakening — understanding who I really am, what my gifts are, and what I’m here to do. I’ve cleared out old patterns and stories, healed difficult parts of my past, and cultivated an energizing and inspiring relationship to something bigger than myself.

 

I’m sure many of you have, too. And if you haven’t — maybe you’re curious if that’s going to happen to you, too. (Hint: it is. The whole planet is waking up!)

 

I want to continue to share my story candidly and share with you all of the tools I’ve discovered and the inner work I’ve done to tap into a place of power within myself I never knew was available before. What I’ve found is that this source of power doesn’t come from being in another country, but it comes from cultivating an inner state of deep trust, flow, ease, knowing, peace, aliveness, belonging, meaning, and optimal health.

 

Many of you have written to me over the years, sharing your EPIC stories of also leaving home to travel the world. I’m deeply honored to know that I’ve a played a role in some of those stories, especially for the clients I’ve worked with hands-on over the years.

 

Yet once you broke out and changed your job and traveled the world and no doubt made some important, life-affirming changes, did you still find yourself asking:

 

Okay, now what?

 

Was the same longing to be different and to be truly FREE and ALIVE and make an IMPACT on the world never satiated by simply traveling or changing careers?

 

It wasn’t for me.

 

After nomading around the world for 6 years, traveling to 60 countries and living in more than 15 before making my home in Bali, the answer I found was this:

 

Travel is only the beginning. The real adventure starts with the decision to quest within yourself.

 

My spiritual intuition was guiding me on my journey before I even knew what the heck that meant and how to tap into it.

 

Quit that job, it said.

 

See the world, get away from the noise, and learn to listen to yourself, it said. There’s an important mission for you. You just have to remember what it is. You just need to come home…to yourself.

 

Maybe you have that voice working its magic within you, too. Maybe you’re beginning to really explore the inner depths of yourself — and you’re fascinated, and even a little scared, by what you’re finding.

 

If that sounds like you, know this: You’re in exactly the right place. You’re asking exactly the right questions.

 

If my quest over the last decade — which has fueled me to create a soul-driven business, travel to 60+ countries, write for top publications such as Fast Company, Business Insider, The Huffington Post and Fortune, and create a life on my own terms —  has taught me anything about living your best life, it’s this:

 

Experiencing the MOST of what life has to offer comes down to your relationship with yourself, with others, and with Spirit.

 

If you’re still with me, there’s a reason you pulled me out of the depths of the internet and are still reading. Or there’s a reason that you’ve been reading along here for a few years now. We’re tied together.

 

I’ve always been a restless wanderer, a soul-searcher, a modern philosopher asking the big questions and living my life in a way that was actively seeking the answers through action.

 

You too, yeah?

 

Well somewhere along the way I woke up, BIG TIME.

 

I like to blame/thank India as my first trip in 2015 was no doubt a pivotal moment in my life, and I’ve spent the last three and a half years on a whirlwind journey of the soul.

 

I had to face being completely lost and adrift in the world. Honestly hopeless, lonely, and confused. It was dark. I felt purposeless, alone, blocked, and disconnected.

 

Thankfully, my soul staged a RAPID intervention. Various teachers, mentors, places, and experiences showed up — and I was ready and willing to work.

 

I learned to sharpen my awareness. I learned where my demons were hiding. I learned where my unconscious beliefs were sabotaging the life I knew I was destined for!

 

In order to do that, I had to heal my past. I had to confront the pain, anxiety, and grief that was secretly running the show. I had to heal fractured family relationships. I had to clean out my physical body so I could clear the mind. I had to get past my old stories. I had to learn to speak my truth and understand my self-worth.

 

I essentially rebuilt my entire self from the inside-out.  

 

After my healing journey, I settled down in Bali, re-established my Mission on Earth, and feel a new sense of meaning, belonging, and bliss that radiates from within. I’ve come home to inner peace, joy, self-knowing, and a deep trust in myself and in my place in the world.

 

I discovered the truth that life is MAGIC and I now have a way to dance with the mystery of the cosmos that I know I’m a part of. I’m not done healing, by the way, but I’ve developed such a strong tool kit that I’m well-equipped to integrate the process of self-evolution within a life that’s inherently meaningful and moving forward — evolving, expanding, and enjoying!

 

Are you still with me? If you are, we’re definitely soul sisters and brothers.

 

My Mission on Earth is to work with people, as I’ve always done, but no more helping with strategic career shifts, world travel plans, and surface-level lifestyle changes. My Mission on Earth is to write and inspire others, as I’ve always done, but now doing it on a more profound level. 

 

I am so excited to be launching my new brand, Elaina Ray, and reach those who are ready and willing to step into their multidimensional, next-level, optimal self.

 

As a writer, I am writing from Higher Self or nothing at all. 

 

As a coach, I am working only with people who want to really dive in, do the deep self work, and come out of the process more alive, awake, and aligned than ever before, so that they can create what they came on this planet to create and maximize their human potential.

 

In just a few weeks from now, Elaina Ray the brand launches. You can expect to see candid content about my journey that shares the best practices for self-exploration and personal mastery that I’ve learned from traveling across every continent on the planet.

 

I won’t be writing on here anymore, so just migrate yourself over to www.elainaray.com if you feel aligned with the grown-up me who’s here to serve on a much larger scale. 

 

In the meantime, stay tuned for what’s coming. I’m dropping in — ALL in — to spread truth, magic, and divine connectedness on this planet.

 

Lots of love,

Elaina

 

P.S. If something feels really aligned for you after reading this, you may want to consider grabbing one of the last spots on my Life Before 30 coaching roster (aka lower rates!) before I launch my new programs on ElainaRay.com. Grab a spot on my calendar and let’s talk! I have exclusive rates for my LB30 tribe because y’all have really been with me since the beginning. The link to chat with me is: https://elainaray.as.me/

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Hi, I’m Elaina and I want to help you live life on your terms, find a career you love, and travel as often as you want. These are the best years of your life and you deserve to be FREE! 

 

I’ve lived, worked, and traveled to more than 60 countries, including some pretty off-the-beaten path destinations like Mongolia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Paraguay. I lived out of a suitcase as a full-time nomad for 5.5 years, ever since leaving my management consulting gig in New York in 2013. You can read my full story here. I’m now living my dream, settled in Bali, Indonesia, fully independent and working happily on projects that support my deepest passion! 

 

What makes my story unique is that I’ve traveled AND built a professional career, working for companies like IBM and Uber over the years. I’ve also spent long stretches of time freelancing and traveling adventurously through South America, Asia, and Africa. I now make my living helping others break out of ordinary living and get clear on their mission in life. I get paid to help people MANIFEST THEIR DREAMS like I did — how cool is that?  

 

I write about self-development, digital nomadism, charting unconventional life paths, finding jobs overseas, pursuing long-term travel, and living purposefully in a fast-paced, confusing world. There’s simply no one-size-fits-all model for creating a life you love. I’ve always done things a bit differently and I think there are SO many feasible ways for people to live “off the beaten path”. I hope my blog lets you see what’s both possible and practical.  

 

I started this blog because I want to help you find an exciting career, travel the world, break the norms, and develop yourself both personally and professionally. Drop me a line at elaina@lifebefore30.com or apply to work with me directly! 

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I work with extraordinary, brave, and self-inquiring souls who are ready to do the inner work required to launch them into the next huge chapter of their life. I work with people who are willing and ready to wake up and become more alive and aligned than ever before! 

 

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