Many people will tell you that Paris is their favorite city to visit. It’s splendor and magnificence are evidenced in the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées as well as the incredible artwork, language, and pastries. And while all this is true, I’ve found Paris’ appeal to not come from the obvious, touristy attractions, but rather from the quaint, beautiful, everyday aspects of the city.
That is where this picture comes into play.
Sunrise: A New Dawn
“It’s a new dawn.
It’s a new day.
It’s a new life for me.
And I’m feeling good.”
These lyrics from “Feeling Good” (sung by many such as Michael Bublé, Nina Simone, and Muse, among others) pretty accurately sum up my life right now. And I love sunrise pictures for the exact reason that’s described by these specific lyrics: it’s a new dawn. Which then means it’s a new day. Which is a time for starting over.
(Olympic Rings © International Olympic Committee)
It’s about time. In light of the London Summer Olympic Games, I just had to do this. It’s been on my mind unlike anything else these past few weeks. I tried to hide it at first – there’s a lot of pressure to write as an Olympian, to write as a “known” person (though I hardly consider myself “known” by any means) – but I’ve decided to succumb and write a bit about my Olympic experience. Continue reading
Posted in Emotion, Events, Life, Places, Travel
Tagged competition, event, figure skating, ice dancing, memories, olympics, vancouver, winter olympic games
A Cute Little Varmint
Yesterday, at about 10:30 in the morning, my mom suddenly yells from our vegetable garden, “Come! Come quick! Hurry!” To which we all sprint out of the house assuming the worst, thinking something terrible had happened. Katie, my sister, made it outside before me and yelled back, “Get your camera!” What in the world was going on? And why would I need my camera for it?! Continue reading
I’ve found through my life that the most calm times of the day are right as the sun’s rays are breaking above the horizon and just as the hues of the light are changing from yellow to orange to red to dark. In other words, dawn and dusk.
In this case, for me, it was dusk and ducks.
Amongst the Trees
This weekend I am escaping! I am escaping the confines of technology, or responsibility, and of everyday life.
This weekend, I am going camping. Continue reading
“The Artist’s Way”
My writing of ‘morning pages’ (or rather, afternoon pages, in this instance)
Okay, okay! I know. I’m sorry! I know how inconsistent I’ve been with posting to this blog lately. And I apologize. I am sincerely sorry for my lack of posts, and I will strive to do better in the future.
That being said, I want to write today’s post on one of my many activities from the past two weeks or so. I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts… very much full of mixed emotions. Excitement, disillusionment, happiness, frustration, boredom, etc… the list goes on. At one point, I found myself wondering “What do I want to do right now, at this very moment?” Continue reading
I realize it’s been a while since I’ve done a Travel Tuesday post, and I apologize for that! But as today is Tuesday and I find myself free for the rest of the evening, I figured this was the best time to resume. So today I will write about one of my favorite places in Europe:
Why, you may ask, is Oberstdorf one of my favorites in Europe? Continue reading
Focus: Hanging Basket
I’m back. I’m back from my RV trip (see many of the preceding posts), I’m back from Skate for Hope (an incredible ice show in Columbus), and I’m back from Tennessee (where I continued my vacation with my family).
I’m glad to be back. As much as I love to travel, there’s something about coming home to your own room, your own bed, that is incredibly comforting, especially after a month away. However, now that I’m home, I’ve realized I have decisions to make (though, honestly, when do we not have decisions to make?!) Continue reading
So I’m going to start this post off really exciting. Ready? This morning I started my day… Continue reading
Posted in Family RV Trip, Nature, Travel
Tagged bucket list, cowboy, music, rapids, river, rodeo, rv, travel, whitewater rafting