Positive Corey @ Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
Our Motto: "Think Positive"
A Little More Background:
Meet “Bess”, my 15-year-old Corgi, and the reason why I’m still alive today.
I grew up the son of a local veterinarian in Andover, Massachusetts. As a high schooler, I was incredibly depressed, had very few friends, and thought seriously about killing myself multiple times during my sophomore year. Fortunately, I decided against it because of the pain I knew that would cause.
Bess, with her cute face and (always) happy demeanor was the rock in my life growing up. She helped me overcome many depressed-filled years throughout my teens by giving me a reason to smile every day.
She passed away from heart complications in June 2013 and initially I felt lost. Living at home with my parents as a college grad, having no idea what to do with my life, and having very few friends (or a girlfriend for that matter) would have caused me to lash out and blame others in the past. But for some reason her death forced me to think differently this time.
Instead of staying down and feeling badly for myself, I remembered Bess and the way she would make me feel. I felt good, I felt positive.
I took that blissful feeling and put everything I had into re-shaping my life. I moved out of my parents house, got a job, and learned how to communicate effectively with others to bring that positive energy to those who need it most.
Tasting wine in Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹
I felt so motivated by this new way of thinking that I won a 5 day / 4 night trip to Lisbon, Portugal for myself and a friend by over-performing at my job in April 2017. This started my “itch” for travel, experiencing a brand new culture and realizing how lucky I am to be alive and well.
Without the painful experience of losing my dog Bess, I have no clue where I’d be, what I’d be doing, or if I’d even be here today.
Our Facebook group community, Travel Secrets VIPs, formed in March 2019. It’s the culmination of the last seven years of pushing myself through my own travel and exploration, recreating a new present & future regardless of my past, and finding others who believe in doing the same.
Showing off our "Travel Family" gear 🙌
Welcome to our Travel Family, I’m so glad you’re here.
Much Love 💚,
Corey Richard (aka @PositiveCorey)
Creator, Travel Secrets VIPs