Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Travel Spot: Germany

I am beyond excited! Yesterday, I finally booked a flight for 9 days in Germany. Shawn is heading there for work and we were lucky enough to link it right to my spring break and honestly, it couldn't not have come at a better time. I've been getting a little restless lately and it is time for me to get on a plane!

I'm currently in the beginning stages of planning but I know we are flying in an out of Frankfurt and spending a couple of days in Stuttgart.

Anyone have suggestions of what to do? I'm also down for just getting there and exploring.

Some places I hope to hit:

Hike in the Black Forest

Get my girly geek on as Neuschwanstein Castle

Ride the Romantic Road and see tons of cute little Bavarian Towns (My family originates from the Bavaria region so I'm ready to geek out!)

Maybe even hit up a roman bath in Baden Baden. The possibilities are seriously endless but then again, so is my excitement.

And of course....... BEERS!

Anyone have any other recommendations?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dreaming: One Day I Will Have a Garden

I know it is only January but I cannot help but fantasize about flowers and springtime. I hope to someday have a garden half a beautiful as some of these.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Little Life Update

First off, I apologize that my blog has been a bit quiet lately. It has been a crazy couple of months. Between the ending of my semester at school, the holidays and the passing of my sweet Emmylou, I didn't have all that much time or motivation to get on here and write. Now things have settled down a bit, which has given me time to think, plan out and gather inspiration for the new year.

I generally don't make grand resolutions because I have a hard time following through with them but my biggest one this year it to not give up on anything that can bring me joy, regardless of how much it brings me out of my comfort zone.
I've gotten in a bit of a rut of making my decisions based upon how easy they are. Much of this was brought on by the move to New York and feeling a bit isolated. I started watching a HELL of a lot more TV than ever before and not getting out of the apartment to meet others because it took so much effort to find like minded people near my age in the suburbs! News Flash: Making friends in your later 20s is much harder than ever before!
But I am officially done making excuses and on to making life more interesting and more exciting for the upcoming year.

What helps you get out of a social rut?

A couple goals for the upcoming months:

  • Actually exercise - not with any weight goal in mind or a specific look but with the idea of being proud of what my body can do again. This has not been achieved by my many Modern Family marathons on the couch. 
  • Read something inspiring - Hoping the book Wild will start this one off. I LOVE travel/adventure memoirs
  • Travel to at least 5 new places this year. This could mean India or a part of Brooklyn I've never been to but I want a new experience. 
  • Continue learning new ways to eat better but maybe also learning how to do this on a budget. I seriously cannot afford all the crazy new things I find at Whole Foods. 
  • Spend less time on my phone. I've seen a lot of people mention this one and I think it is important. There is a reason I don't put a lot of instagram, I generally find that when I'm trying to capture the moment via camera, I'm missing the actual experience and I'd like to see real life a bit more than I have been. 
  • Make time to call family and friends more. It was really easy to get out of this habit while living in Yonkers because we had no service in our apartment so you literally had to make time outside to call people. 
  • Get outside more - by this I mean more than going outside with the dogs. I mean really experiencing nature, whether it is hiking or just sitting outside and reading, I need to just be near green space a bit more. 
  • Make time to be creative - Sometimes creativity goes on the back burner when you have to write research papers all the time but I hope to set out time to write a bit more, sing a bit more and maybe even craft if I get a good idea. 

There are many others but lets not burn ourselves out. Do you have any goals for the new year?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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