Introducing....The Painted Vagabond Experience!

Greetings everyone, and thank you for checking out the Painted Vagabond experience. Below is my introductory, verifiable, certifiable picture.
Photo Sep 02, 14 32 01.jpg ["Lumela" is Sesotho for "hello". Actually it literally means "believe", and it's one of the greetings people of Lesotho say to one another. Imagine a world where everyone says "believe" to each other! It exists in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, a country completely surrounded by South Africa.]

I am the Painted Vagabond, a name I chose for myself that expresses two of my favorite things - art and travel. DSC01216.jpg (Holding a chakapa, a rattle-type instrument ally from Peru made out of the dried leaves of the chakapa plant in the Amazon.)

As a healer myself, I study and participate in various spiritual traditions and healing modalities from around that world. I have intimate connections with traditional and modern healers from all over the world - Lesotho, Peru, Tibet, and Thailand to name a few. These healers are wise, kind, and compassionate and I can't wait to pass on their wisdom to you too! DSC00669.JPG [Ntate Mpiti Thamae, a traditional healer, or Sangoma as they are known in that region, from the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (posted with his permission). We did a miraculous healing together that I can't wait to tell you about!]

This is what you can expect from me and my posts: adventure, fun, inspiration, wonder, authenticity, healing stories and songs, and always great stories.
DSC01224.jpg [Drum made out of cow sacrificed at Ntate Mpiti Thamae's healer initiation.]

I have been wanting to blog about my experiences for a long time. I made accounts with Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube (@paintedvagabond), but nothing really jived me...until STEEMIT! There is something special about this community whereby I can jump right in and contribute while also witnessing other people and their unfolding stories. Maybe STEEMIT will germinate this dream within me to share myself, my visions, and gifts to a broader audience? Until that time comes, please enjoy the Painted Vagabond narrative experience on STEEMIT.

Questions? Comments? Strange remarks? All are welcome in the comment section below. Are you ready for the journey? Even if you're not, come anyway!

Find me @paintedvagabond on FB, IG, Twitter, and YT for more pictures and minor updates (but STEEMIT will be where the stories are). If I haven't responded to a comment or posted in a while, don't fret. Usually means I'm traveling or in a place without internet.

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Hoho.. just awesome ))

Welcome to Steem @paintedvagabond I have upvoted and sent you a tip

Welcome! Upvoting and resteeming. If I can be of assistance, please let me know. I'm still a minnow too, but willing to help if you have questions. If you use these tags, you will get more support:

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Greets @thethreehugs! Thank you for upvoting and resteeming and for the tips on the tags. Will be sure to use as I'm starting out.

You are most welcome,,also add tags for appropriate followers ie photo, music, art, writing etc.

HI I like your work and your photos
I am a keen photographer and following you now as I think we share some interests.
Have a beautiful day!

Great that you @sallybeth23! I'm sure we do have shared interests, just followed you. I have great travel photos to share from all over the world. I'm heading to Bangkok tomorrow morning actually :)

welcome here paintedvagabond
i hope you enjoy in steemit:)

Thank you @lopezdacruz! Liking it so far.

Welcome @paintedvagabond aboard the steemit express. This is a great platform to express yourself just like any other social media outlet except this one pays its users for interacting with each other. Post good content and your rewards can be limitless but always stay true to yourself.

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Hey, Welcome to the steemit community. This link should get you started https://steemit.com/steemit/@thecryptofiend/how-to-get-noticed-if-you-are-a-new-user-on-steemit.

Feel free to ask me any question you have. I would love to help if i can.

Would be super happy if you follow me @kingbach I follow back. We can grow together. Thank you

Great, thanks @kingbach. I just followed you.

Welcome to Steemit! It's good time to start create Steemit better :)

Great, thank you! I agree and am excited to explore and contribute to the platform :)

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Hi @paintedvagabond

Nice to meet you here on steemit

Steemit is a wonderful place to share your thoughts. I do hope you'll enjoy steemit as time goes on.

I'll like to share ideas with you here on steemit. So, I'm now following you. Feel free to follow me back if you want.
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Greetings @kingsley-clement! Thank you for the message, and agree STEEMIT is an interesting community with much to discover.

Welcome :)!

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Here a few tips for starters snce you probably won't get any advice from those who comment under here, here's what I gathered thus far.
It's tough to make money at first so if that's your main cause to be on here grind that into your head straight away, that doesn't mean you shouldn't post content, you should, but enganging with others in the comment sections to grow your following is your best bet. Which categories?

Probably the introduce yourself one and the photography section but you can choose things that you have knowledge about too and then go from there just know that there is a lot of crap on here so plowing through that just to connect with others can be tough. Cheers.

A new Steemian :-) hello @paintedvagabond I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community ! Nice post, wish you much luck! I will follow your account. Don't hesitate to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @tradewonk

Great @tradewonk, nice to meet you and started following you as well. I look forward to meeting others and engaging more.

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Great and thank you @firepower! Having a nice time so far, still learning :)

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