Hi there, I’m Melissa! And welcome to my blog! I’m a lifestyle blogger and influencer that loves creating new content to help other girls to navigate their lives. My specialty? Writing about relationship tips and advice. I’m a romantic girl by heart! Especially if you are in a long-distance relationship. I know the struggle from my own experience.
I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. That long and thin country in South America. We love avocados, we are crazy about football (a.k.a soccer), and every day around 5 pm we enjoy tea time with our families (we called it: “la once”). If you want to visit, here you have 7 reasons to spend your next vacation there. If you love adventure, this is the perfect destination!
I have a degree in International Business, but a few months before graduating I realized it wasn’t something I was enjoying. It was there when the so-called ‘quarter-life crisis‘ knocked at my door to shake up my life and mess up with my plans. That’s why, after my graduation, I decided to start this blog.
It wasn’t a decision I took out of the blue. I have always been connected to blogs and social media. I had my first blog back in 2009. When blogging was all about writing about your day and how cute your puppy was. I remember talking about Twilight the movie and how bad I wanted a boyfriend like Edward Cullen. Now blogging is different, and I love the idea of giving important information to my readers. So on March of 2017, after making an impulsive decision, I started Elephant on the Road.
I needed something that would keep me busy (and happy) at least until I could find a job. Well, time passed and that didn’t happen. The job hunting made me anxious and stressed. I didn’t find a job after months and I realized I just wanted to do my own thing. To say the least, my quarter-life crisis hit hard. So if are you going through the same thing. Well… you are not alone! Even though it seems like no one understands the struggle, the confusion, and the stress. There are many in the same position. And I’m here for you! So don’t doubt about contacting me if you just want to chat. And you can do it right here.
I’m also currently in a long-distance relationship. While I live in Chile, my boyfriend spends his days in the US. If you wonder how big the distance is? Around 10 hours by plane. If you are curious to know how everything started, I met my boyfriend in March of 2015, while I was studying abroad at the same school as him. Now we have been together for almost three years, so I can tell you I have a ton of experience with them. I’m sure my long-distance relationship tips will help you a lot!
A little more about me: I love traveling, especially when I have to learn about new cultures. I’m obsessed with my dog, Coco. I can’t say no to sweets, and reading romance books is how I like to spend my free time.
About The Blog
Why Elephant on the Road?
I love elephants and what they represent. I grew up having little statues of those animals in my house, just for good luck. But with some research, I found elephants aren’t just for good luck, but happiness, wisdom, and patience. As a symbol, elephants bring strength when feeling weak and helps to react to all situations in a calm and confident manner. Perfect theme for this blog!
What are you going to find here?
This one goes through a wide range. Everything that doesn’t go in the other categories, goes here. Life experiences, tips, and life advice.
I feel very passionate about this subject. I love giving advice about how to handle certain situations and help you survive those moments when you feel down.
Since I love traveling, I like sharing with you the best tips and new destination you might not know about. Especially those around South America!
I’m a very crafty girl. So I love sharing my tips and projects with you! It can be from a tutorial for a braid or the best gifts ideas for Mother’s Day. Including freebies!
Thanks for passing by and read all I have to share with you! And if you are ready, sign up for my newsletter and join the road!
Lots of love, Melissa.