All posts filed under: journey

Delicious Ambiguity

Originally posted on J Seeks Joy:
Last week I was texting a friend and we talked for a minute about planning life. Growing up, you believe everything is formulaic and logically follows a sequence. And it is that way for a long time. The option to not make choices is a luxury you don’t appreciate until it’s long gone.  Now that I’m out of high school and have been through college, earned a master’s degree, have worked for over two and a half years, and have been in a long term relationship for all of that time, there are two things I’ve realized: You can’t avoid a lot of decisions. You can’t plan your life. Not to say you have no say in the direction your life takes, but you can’t make a five year plan that simply says: new job in one, married in two, house in three, baby in four (if you’re following the ‘right’ way to do things.) It’s okay to set a goal and work hard for what you want, but it’s dangerous to…

Missing Happy Hour -a step in the right direction

Originally posted on Bent Beginnings:
Happy Hour – the American past time where coworkers and friends meet to enjoy each others company, spend money, and get drunk. Well at least drink. Here’s the thing, I’m not on this journey to discourage anyone from drinking, or to say drinking is bad. But drinking is bad for me. I say that because I don’t like the person I become when I drink. This is hard to admit, but I am not a nice person when I drink. Now it doesn’t happen every time, but it happens enough.First step’s are admitting, so here I am, admitting my faults. So this is where Bent Beginnings begins. Now, Happy Hour… why does it matter if I missed it? Who cares… Well, I do, and the monthly scheduled Happy Hour’s are a great way for me to connect with members of the club I joined. But my question is why can’t we do other activities in order to connect? Again, it comes down to culture, right? Our American culture deems it “normal” to…

Destination: Pau & Toulouse, France

Originally posted on The Finicky Cynic:
Hey, there! Welcome back to the second installment of my travels during this February vacation! After an awesome (and also alcohol-filled) weekend in Bordeaux (liked that alliteration that I did there?) 😉 it was time for me to leave and head on to other wonderful destinations in Europe. My next stop was an afternoon in Pau, a smaller city located about two hours from Bordeaux, near the border of France and Spain. I had chosen to pass through this place, just because I knew two people who had studied there and have heard good things about it. Was glad that I went, because it was gorgeous. Took a BlaBlaCar there from Bordeaux (*side note: my driver was female and incredibly cute). 😉 Arrived there close to noon, and unfortunately to bad weather; I didn’t know that rain could be so vicious, even in southwest France! I waited in the train station for the rain to at least lighten up before I went exploring- after all, I only had a few…

Hotel Preview: The Nai Harn Phuket

Originally posted on travelux:
The Nai Harn Phuket is the ideal combination of the beauty of nature and the vivid life of Phuket. Set in one of the nicest areas of Thailand, the luxury resort offers privacy on the highest level and some of the nicest beaches in the whole world. Yet, the location is just one good argument for The Nai Harn Phuket, which has brand new rooms and comes with a truly amazing design. After an 18-month long renovation, The Nai Harn Phuket opened its doors again just a few weeks ago. Guests of the luxury resort now can enjoy one of the best locations on the dream island with more modern and stylish rooms than ever before. Bay (Image Source: The Nai Harn Phuket / lhw.com) Far away from the touristic crowds, guests of The Nai Harn Phuket can enjoy true relaxation at one of the amazing beaches, the hotel’s pools or in the Spa. With the new rooms looking more stunning than ever before, it may also be an idea to…

City Review: Madrid

Originally posted on travelux:
Madrid is the capital of Spain and not only a popular touristic destination, but also important when it comes to business purposes. Especially the Town Hall and Palacio Real are impressive, but the city has a lot to offer in general. Our city review shows you what we discovered in Madrid! First, our way led us past the National Museum and National Library. The National Library of Spain was founded in 1712 and is thus older than 300 years! Strolling through alleys One very special thing about Madrid is that there are huge streets as well as very small alleys. Strolling around in Madrid, we were able to watch incredible architecture which is mostly historic. Congress of Deputies Madrid One example for that is the building which houses the Congress of Deputies! Botanical Garden Madrid Honestly, I’m not quite sure why we invested the small extra fee to be able to access the Botanical Garden Madrid in December as it was just winter and thus, not much could be seen. Apart…

How I’m Coping with Blogging Burnout.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
I keep feeling like Ordinary Adventures has been one big stutter for the past few weeks. I keep hesitating with my ideas, my blog posts aren’t as crisp, I skipped a day, and a lot of it has been me sharing some personal struggles. I’ve felt like there is a scratch on the turn table and I keep rewinding to my previous step. I know?I’m still ahead of the game in some areas, but that’s only because of how far I’ve pushed myself. And I’ve loved every minute, so I don’t want to stop now!?Although, I’m not going to be too hard on myself, my life has taken a complete 160 since summer ended, but I long to keep moving forward with my blogging journey. My life has become a whirlwind, I have a whole new schedule, I keep dreaming of lofty goals, but nothing is coming out of my keyboard. I’m tired, honestly. I’ve changed my sleep schedule, my work hours have changed, I’m more exhausted then ever before,…