Last year I (Kelsie) went on my first solo trip. Before I left I got a lot of questions -“why am I going on vacation alone? If my fiancé and I were doing okay? How he felt about me going? Why I didn’t invite any friends? If I felt safe? “
I’m a very independent person and love spending time alone. I wanted to travel alone because I wanted to prove to myself that I am strong on my own and that I don’t need to wait around for someone else to be ready to explore a new place. Even tho at the time I was engaged I always want to keep a sense of independence because I see a lot of people lose themselves in their relationships and their kids. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing but I personally don’t want to wake up one day and say, “wait, so what do I actually like.?” Traveling with others is amazing and has its own perks but you are compromising during the whole trip. I wanted to be in charge of the whole itinerary. I wanted to get uncomfortable because when I am uncomfortable I learn more about myself and that stimulates personal growth. The day before my trip I said to my fiancé “Thank you for allowing me to take this trip”. He looked and me and laughed and said “Allow you?! I’m not your parent. I’m not allowing you to go. I’m supporting you because you are your own person, can make your own decisions and I want you to be happy.” We are far from perfect but this reminded me why I am so lucky to be with someone who supports me 100%. I took this trip for myself and No, I didn’t come back with some huge realizations on what I want to do with my life but I did come back refreshed recharged and proud. So if your thinking about taking a trip of your own, Do it. Don’t wait around for people to join you because you can be your own best company.
Since moving into our little 1903 character home, I’ve known from day 1 that unfortunately it would be unwise to think about renovating, and restoring the property. Instead, it would have to one day be demolished, and rebuilt. The amount of options are essentially endless these days. The trend of slender homes have allowed to have stylish open living spaces, that don’t forgo a comfortable living space. Here’s one classic design that I often find myself going back to for inspiration. The vaulted living area, with floor to ceiling windows. Having an industrial look, and tying it together with a classic brick. Clean, simple, yet so sophisticated and welcoming. • • • •
The architects tried to make the front entrance to this building as exciting as they could by using wavy op art designs. However I found the back of the building to be more interesting due to various diagonal lines. @apple#shotoniphone#iphoneonly#iphonephotography