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Welcome to BONNIBELLECHUKWUNETA.COM!

BonnibelleChukwuneta.com is a digital lifestyle destination where blogger-in-chief, Bonnibelle Chukwuneta, curates the best in travel, culture, style, sustainable living, and more. This blog serves as the home for all of Bonnibelle’s products and business endeavors including freelance writing, travel curation, digital products, and more. Make yourself comfortable, take a look around, and get inspired. And while you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter! So glad you’re here!

about the blog

Welcome to BONNIBELLECHUKWUNETA.COM!

BonnibelleChukwuneta.com is a digital lifestyle destination where blogger-in-chief, Bonnibelle Chukwuneta, curates the best in travel, culture, style, sustainable living, and more. This blog serves as the home for all of Bonnibelle’s products and business endeavors including freelance writing, travel curation, digital products, and more. Make yourself comfortable, take a look around, and get inspired. And while you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter! So glad you’re here!

about bonnibelle chukwuneta

Hi, I’m Bonnibelle and I strive to live life one adventure at a time. My goal is to inspire you to do the same.

Canoeing across Lake Louise at Banff National Park (Calgary, AB, Canada)

I’m always amazed when I look back at my blogging career and what it’s becoming. I started my first blog in 2007. It was my sophomore year of college and I was attempting to become the next Perez Hilton. Thank God that went nowhere.

My blog and business have endured numerous iterations throughout the years, but my reason for starting it has always remained the same. I wanted to share my creativity with the world and inspire the next person to be all that they can be.

Believe it or not, my career has taken me all over the place throughout the years. I started college as a biochemistry major and left with a degree in French. I spent the first few years of my career working in retail. After spending a Christmas holiday in Nigeria, I came back to the States determined to grind and make bank.

I got a customer-service job, working my way up the ladder (I was promoted four times in three years) and to a new office, company car, and apartment in sunny Florida. From there, I worked remotely as head of HR for a startup digital advertising agency, where I received core values accolades and conducted interviews and meetings all over the globe from the comfort of my home office. All by the age of 30.

It sounds like decent accomplishments. But after six years in HR and Operations Management, I felt bored, unfulfilled, and like I was wasting my time building someone else’s dream. I always came back to my desire to travel, learn languages, live awesome experiences, and be a free spirit. Add in the fact that I’m a voracious reader and grammar nazi, and starting a blog sounds like a swell idea.

I’m always amazed when I look back at my blogging career and what it’s becoming. I started my first blog in 2007. It was my sophomore year of college and I was attempting to become the next Perez Hilton. Thank God that went nowhere.

My blog and business have endured numerous iterations throughout the years, but my reason for starting it has always remained the same. I wanted to share my creativity with the world and inspire the next person to be all that they can be.

Believe it or not, my career has taken me all over the place throughout the years. I started college as a biochemistry major and left with a degree in French. I spent the first few years of my career working in retail. After spending a Christmas holiday in Nigeria, I came back to the States determined to grind and make bank.

I got a customer-service job, working my way up the ladder (I was promoted four times in three years) and to a new office, company car, and apartment in sunny Florida. From there, I worked remotely as head of HR for a startup digital advertising agency, where I received core values accolades and conducted interviews and meetings all over the globe from the comfort of my home office. All by the age of 30.

It sounds like decent accomplishments. But after six years in HR and Operations Management, I felt bored, unfulfilled, and like I was wasting my time building someone else’s dream. I always came back to my desire to travel, learn languages, live awesome experiences, and be a free spirit. Add in the fact that I’m a voracious reader and grammar nazi, and starting a blog sounds like a swell idea.

Canoeing across Lake Louise at Banff National Park (Calgary, AB, Canada)

Travel and lifestyle blogging might be considered saturated industries by some, but the truth is that minority bloggers, especially minority women of color, can always use more representation in the media. Numerous “top blogger” or “top content creator” lists lack melanin bloggers and entrepreneurs, especially in the travel industry in spite of black millennials accounting for a large portion of travel revenue. I realized that I want to take up space and create a platform to be a part of something bigger. If you’re thinking of starting a blog or growing a digital platform but holding back because “everyone’s doing”, do it. No one does it like you anyway.

As of March 2020, I’m blogging full-time and based in Monterey County, CA, looking forward to exploring the amazing wineries, eateries, and outdoor adventures the region has to offer once travel becomes a thing again. For someone who’s typically reserved, I’m quite opinionated and can be the ultimate goofball from time to time. In my opinion (here she goes), laughter is the best medicine and the time to be happy is now, not after you’ve achieved some distant thing in the future.

And that’s the purpose of this blog.

Don’t find yourself; create yourself. It’s never too late

Bonnibelle x.

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