So the last post was a bit heavy and I appreciate all the support and love! Big changes often times bring BIG emotions- and sorting those all out takes time!
Lets chat about something a bit more fun! My wunderlust. I mean, seriously, I have this itch to travel, to explore, to see the world. I am not sure when it started or really what triggered it but it is real now! I am constantly googling place to travel, looking at pictures and I follow some amazing photographers on Instagram that are a huge inspiration. That desire had obviously been feed very well living in London but now I am ready to explore the country of my origin. So, I am putting together a quick list of the places I want to see before the end of 2017- all within the United States. Any additional suggestions are welcomed!!
Photos: Zoe Griffin Photo
If there was ever an outfit to get me inspired to travel this is it!!! I wore this last Saturday for the 18 hours journey home. Just because you feel terrible traveling does not mean you have to look it. I am obsessed with these faux leather leggings and I purchased them in London I have linked several <similar> <similar> that will be just as perfect. I wear these all the time!!! Perfect for travel as they are elastic waist, comfortable and sleek. I know, I look a bit like a Nike spokesperson but I am not. But when I find a sweatshirt that is long enough to be worn with leggings and still hold some semblances of style I pounce!! This baby fit the bill. The metallic logo on this sweatshirt adds a bit of grilynes that I love. I threw on a long light weight tunic for some added layering and warmth (I get cold on airplanes). Perfect tee for everyday. These trainers have been around the block a few times and I am uber happy I purchased them last fall. They are comfortable and so incredibly light weight it feels like I am not even wearing shoes. The bag– enough said. While it is rare to wear sunnies in London (where these photos were taken) I plan to go to a lot sunny places to cure my wunderlusting. The essential Ray-Bans.
ON to the list:
- Boston, MA
- Washington D.C.- while I have been there I would like to return now that I am older.
- Memphis, TN
- Charleston, SC
- Jackson Hole, WY- preferably in the winter to ski.
I told it was short! Plus I have a toddler and while he loves to travel this mama likes to travel without him so my list needed to be realistic. It would be next to impossible to take a trip every single month. I have also been working on being intentional and therefore I wanted to create a list that included place I can learn something new (Memphis and the roots of music), places where I might feel like I am experiencing a different culture (Charleston), places where I can revisit my past (Washington D.C.), places where I can do something I love (Jackson Hole) and a place that just looks cool (Boston) ! I think Boston and Washington DC will be family trips so Declan will continue to be a traveling toddler!! I hope he grows up with the same wunderlust I have.
The world is your Oyster…. I intent to find my pearl!