So I have been meaning to write this post for the past few weeks but as is customary in my imperfect world, I am just now getting around to it. There are lots of things that I love about traveling. I love seeing beautiful buildings and landscapes, learning interesting things about history, and eating as much fat food as I want because I am on vacation and calories don’t count. But perhaps my most favorite thing about traveling is the way it makes me feel when I come home. After I get over the exhaustion and jet lag. It makes me feel refreshed and almost peaceful. Getting to know different people and places and experiencing different customs and ways of life while you yourself are completely outside of your comfort zone is so enlightening for me and I always come home with what I think it a greater perspective of the world. It is so easy in our daily lives to get stuck in our little loops and ways of thinking about things and we become so accustomed to our way of living that it is very likely that we start to feel that this may be the best or only way of existing. When I travel I am reminded that our lives are so small in the big picture and that the vast majority of people in the world exist in a way that is completely different than we do. They have different experiences, religious views, prejudices and values. And theirs are just as valid and true as ours are. I can see how this would be scary to some people to consider as it is human nature to want to feel we are the masters of the universe. But for me, it makes me feel better about the world and the people living in it because no matter who I came across whether it was a student from Lithuania working in Bath to help his girlfriend come to be with him, an Irish man whose dream it is to open a bar in the Caribbean like in the movie Cocktail or a Saudi man who didn’t much care for American government (but very much liked American people), it was easy to find common ground and mutual respect for each other. That, to me, is very encouraging because that is reality no matter what the news media would have us believe. Despite all of our differences, I truly believe that we have far more similarities.
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A Healthy Dose of Perspective
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
For the Love of Friday- It’s Coming…
Friday, August 24, 2012
The last few weeks, I have noticed that at night time it is starting to get just a smidge cooler. There is a certain feeling in the air that lets me know that fall is coming soon. That along with all the school supplies at Target. So this week I decided that I would not delay it any longer because I was starting to feel itchy.
Halloween decorating 2012 phase one has commenced. I have only allowed myself one shelf so far but I know that will all change soon. I decided that I was allowed to do this because I have all these awesome decorations from the last few years that won’t really fit our theme for the party this year. So I will be decorating once with phase one items and then again with phase two theme appropriate decor starting around mid-September. Inside only for now of course. I try to keep things socially acceptable around here.
Boo! This is happening people. And I couldn’t be more excited.
Have any of ya’ll started to think about your plans for Halloween?
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Today is Cancelled
Monday, May 21, 2012
Rest assured we had a ball in NYC this weekend. Perhaps even a little too much fun . So instead of writing a post for all you lovely people yesterday when we got home, we napped on the couch to the sweet and soothing sound of Harry Potter marathons on television. Today is cancelled. Come back tomorrow when we have had time to fluff ourselves up and put on our lipgloss. In the mean time, we will be wishing we were this cat.