Monday, July 1, 2013

"Those who desire to travel always find a way."

We all run into amazing people throughout my life, for me, some of the most amazing people I have met have been complete strangers. 

A few weeks before I was due to board my flight to Heathrow, I was shopping in BestBuy for a converter. I had no idea what I was looking for, and the articles online only confused me more.
I tried asking an employee, but all he did was point me in the right direction.

So there I was standing in front of the many converters when a woman who was about 35 years old stood next to me. She asked me where it was I was traveling to, and of course I was eager to share that I was going to Europe.
The woman asked me a few other questions about my trip and after I responded she told me that my energy and passion for traveling reminded me of herself.
I was honored.
I asked for her advice on the converter and she pointed directly to the one I needed.
This lady had been all over the world and was only in Alabama to visit her sister before she went on her next journey.
I made the statement, "Traveling is so expensive, though."

She told me, "Those who desire to travel always find a way."

She said, "I have something for you," and began to dig through a purse with a million pockets. After a few minutes she pulled out a wallet. This woman handed me 80 British pounds. She said that she had just come from England and was not returning any time soon. When I tried to not accept her money, she told me to remember it one day and pass it on.

And I will.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lovely Lot :)

Hello ladies and gents!
The Lovely Lot. Loveliest of all, Joel in the highlighter jacket.

Lovely lot - a memorable description that my English tour guide used when he referred to the fifty American college students who were following him around like ducks. Joel, a wonderful man.

I spoke to one of my travel companions tonight. It has been a year and one month since we stepped off of a fourteen hour, or more, flight. We were discombobulated and what not in the Heathrow Airport, standing around looking at the strangers that surrounded us. Little did we know that we would create some of the best friendships of our life. 

We returned back home with friends all over the country, and memories that we will never forget. 

As I dream, and sink into a deep depression, about returning one day, I will be sharing some of the best memories from my trip. The memories are flooding back, and I NEED to write them down..

Locks of Love - Pont de Arts, Paris.
Have a lovely Thursday!


I do not know my place in this world, because I have not been everywhere just yet!

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Do Unto Others...

Only ignorant people do unto others as they would have others do unto them. The selfish and hypocritical world that we live in today does not care about you.

Okay, okay, that seems a little harsh.
But I mean to challenge that statement. 

I have, some would say a curse, of seeing the better side of people. And when I really care about a person that is the only side I see. You might say this is naive. You might be right. 

But the person who believes that this world we live in is such a horrible place is just as naive as the person who believes no one will ever hurt them. 

So what is right? What is this world really all about?
Each to their own.

But for me, I am cursed, or blessed, with the ability to see the good things in people even if they do not intend to show me. Not all people are naturally mean. I find it easier to be happy. Happiness takes less effort than always doubting, hating, worrying, and depressing.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

I'm in Maimi!

Everyday I am thankful for the wonderful and beautiful people that I met on my trip to Europe a little over one year ago. 
A few of my Europe friends live in Miami, so my best friend and I took a 10 hour drive to the tip of Florida for a mini vacation and to reunite with our friends. 


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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Life's Lessons

Life's lessons are never ending. 
The day that we begin to think that we have even a little tiny part figured out, everything changes. 
So on this day, I realize that I will never know the outcome of any situation, and assuming only, well you know what assuming does. 
Realizing that you were wrong is simply a humbling experience that life gives you to keep you in your place, life is impossible to figure out so stop trying.

Each day is a chance for new beginnings, 
stop worrying,
stop stalling,
stop fearing, 
because today is only going to be here for 24 hours.

I don't have time for that, and neither do you!
Get out there and enjoy these 24 hours that we call July 5, 2013 because shortly it will only exist in memories.  
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