About Me2020-07-05T18:13:54+00:00

Janet Doré | The Wandering [Ex]-Housewife

Janet Dore | TheWanderingHousewife.comDramatically speaking, wandering saved me.

At first, my trips were simply gasps of fresh air while I was a full-time at-home mom. But, then something began to happen…

I started finding me.

And, I began to write my Travel Therapy blogs to process all of my discoveries in so I would never lose me again—and to share with anyone who might relate.

My most precious souvenirs from my wanders are authenticity and a vision for my future.

No longer a housewife. Forever a mother. Always striving to love harder and be better. I wander to explore, to expand, to unwind, to connect, and to live a full and passionate life. I’m partial to the unique—places, experiences, things and people—and the sharing economy that has been reinvigorated over the past several years.

In discovering myself, I was able to find a professional path that is authentic as well. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not grateful to passionately serve small entrepreneurs as a freelance website designer and virtual assistant. This site is a “labor” of love—of travel, other cultures, expansion, self expression, and of igniting a fire in others to go find undiscovered parts of themselves throughout the world.

Each one of my wanders is a dot on my life’s journey that will soon have me living on the side of a mountain in Playa Venao, Panamá, in my very own nature & book retreat. I hope to meet you there some day!

Who Am I?

To be unapologetically authentic and live a life filled with love, passion, adventure, bacon-wrapped dates, and a constant stream of new discoveries.

Born in Southern California and raised in Northern California, I returned to the south to attend San Diego State University (many years ago). Shortly after graduation, I mis-married, dabbled in real estate for a few years, happily left the office to mom my two awe-inspiring kids, and gave my marriage my best shot for two decades.

After my divorce, I reclaimed the self I lost while pleasing and caring for others and started my own virtual assistant and website design company. Today, I work from my living room or wherever I happen to be in the world and keep my empty nest filled with international exchange students. I am actively planning a move to Playa Venao, Panamá in early 2021.

I have reached my goal of being completely professionally mobile, and am actively working on fulfilling my dream of owning a nature & book retreat in the presence of monkeys. My move date has been set for early 2021, at which point I will bid farewell to California and say hello to Playa Venao, Panamá.

Be an outstanding mom, run a successful nature & book retreat, never stop exploring with my guy, check EVERY item off my Wander List, and hit the rocking chair with no major regrets.

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