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The European in me…

As I get ready for work, my mind is drifting and I find myself traveling down the road that leads to my passion for travel. Maybe it is my sense of adventure and exploring new places that leaves me feeling like Columbus must have felt while discovering a new oasis for my heart, maybe I’m homesick and maybe it is my sense of beauty for this world, my bohemian roots, my gypsy, wandering spirit that is yearning to be free.  

One particular picture comes to mind and I have a soft spot for this country that lies far far away from me right now but remains always close to my heart. I took this picture in Verona Italy, the birthplace of Romeo and Juliet (do I need to say more?), and besides it’s visual beauty it speaks to the hopeless romantic that lives within me. It was a warm summer night and we slept in the car before taking the train into Venice the next morning. Ah Venice, I do miss you and Europe all together. ❤️

Have a great day everybody, I hope you enjoy this picture which remains years after, still a favorite. 

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

24 thoughts on “The European in me…

    1. Did you ever get the chance to visit Patty? It such a different lifestyle and the world is slowed down a bit with more work life balance.
      I always say that we are not lazy people but in Germany we work for a living instead of living to work.

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      1. Yes, I’ve been to many countries in Europe several times. I’ve just loved the routine of buying food for my dinner and breakfast for the next day on my way home in the evening. I love the dignity of riding a train and sipping on tea or coffee. I’ve not been to Germany, but I get what you are saying. Germany is on my bucket list of places to visit. I am half Irish and half German. I’ve had the privilege to spend weeks at a time in Ireland because of attending conferences there.

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      2. That’s amazing Patty and Ireland is on my bucket list. I imagine it so beautifully from all the pictures I have seen and I hope I get to go some day.
        Yeah you are right and the food is a lot different as well and we eat more fresh vs. packaged up meat etc.. It’s such a different atmosphere and going to the store in the morning etc. is actually enjoyable to get your fresh groceries and doesn’t feel like a rushed task. I enjoyed it.

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  1. My favorite country in the world is Italy. I studied there for a month and traveled through it on holiday once. Such wonderful gelato and remarkable beauty everywhere 🙂 Also…I genuinely have gypsy blood in my family line 😀 No wonder we get each other, lol! The thought of travel and adventure is always inspiring…there’s so much to treasure out there in the world. Thank you for my moonchild dose of inspiration 😉

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    1. I couldn’t have said it better and I share your opinion to the tee. There is just something about travel and exploring. Especially in Europe and that old world charm that gets lost in all the hectic here. I miss it.

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  2. Oooohhhh Verona… such a nice place to visit. I’ve never seen it by night though, so thank you to your picture is like I can make it whole in my experience!! 😀 I have the luck of travelling a lot for work, but working a lot at my birthplace too, so I’ve never really felt homesick. At the beginning I was running away from my home, my city, my country, for the narrow minded people I met there, but with the years thing have changed, I have changed and sometimes I think I could go back again there. I don’t know if this is the same feeling you have, I don’t know your reasons for going away, but yes, where your roots began, is a place that in a way will call you back forever… 🙂

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    1. Yes I do have a soft spot for your homeland and I’m glad I could show you this Picture at night. I knew you could appreciate its beauty and you too see beauty in the simplest of things. Not that I’m saying this is a simple picture and the view was stunning. But you appreciate things most would just walks past and that is special.
      I once won a photo contest with a picture of a weed that nobody probably ever gave any attention to but me hahaha

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