06 June 2010

Day One

I said it before and I'll say it again, I'm changing my life.

I've deleted my other blog and all the previous posts in this one and I am starting from scratch. Did I like what I wrote, for the most part yeah. But I'm starting over and I don't need the things I had before. What brought on this sudden violent change? I have to be the change and the honesty I want to see in the world, thank you Ghandi. No one else can do it for me.

To sum up! I am Malialani, world traveller not-so-extrordinaire. I'm 21 and I have most recently roadtripped the entire West Coast of the US, backpacked all over Peru from Pacific to Andes to Amazon, hung out in New York City, saw the backwards and forwards of DC, spent time in Southern Italy, artdrooled in Barcelona, and had my art displayed in Portugal. I currently reside in San Miniato, Italia and have seen much of the country with the amazing family I live with. I spend most of my time broke, living solely for that next flight to wherever I am headed, and I love it. I am headed towards Eastern Canada and the state of Vermont in just a week for work. My job? I currently take care of one year old triplets, the cutest triplets you've ever seen in your entire life, I might add. I live in a Monet of Tuscan hillside and each day is more beautiful than the next. But don't worry, this traveller isn't settled yet. There is still so much of the world to see and I am all about finding every single corner. To find out more, simply visit stalkmalia.com.

Along with my change of life, I am starting to do something that has never panned out for me in the past. I have a long term goal and a long term plan to go with it. Last time I had one of those? ... oh, wait. Never. I have just recently bounced the idea off my fantastic parents and several close friends and have decided that I am going through with it. What brought this all about is that I experienced disappointment this past week in that a person I thought I knew and absolutely adored turned out to not really exist. I mean, they exist physically, just not as the person they portrayed themselves as. Anyone can spout nonsense into beauty, it takes courage to make things happen. I don't want to be that way, I want to be exactly the way I portray myself. I want people to respect me because I follow through with action, not simply because of the philosophy I have. I want the words I write here in this blog or in emails, the words I speak, even what I think to have meaning. I want dignity. I want change. I want honesty.

I demand more from myself.


  1. Oh Malia, I'm impressed with your commitment! I have never done anything of this magnitude, but I do know that if you are committed, anything is possible. Good luck and enjoy your training. Keep us all posted on how it's going for you.

  2. I am so happy for you! What a great goal. I will provide you with lots of love and support! You are an amazing lady and I can't wait to watch your journey! Love you, Jennifer

  3. Malia, Malia, Malia.... I remember when I first met you, I knew there was something different about. Something wild and free. Now I know what is it, AMBITION. I am majorly impressed. I can not wait to hear all about your adventures. Keep me posted OK? Facebook or email. I will try to come back to your blog as much as I can.
    Lots of love.