Tag Archives: Florida

Autumn Envy

9 Oct

OK.

I’m woman enough to admit it.

I have Fall envy.

Most people would love a chance to live in Florida. And while it does have some nice qualities, the lack of seasons is a serious bummer. I’m starting to see the FB updates with photos of changing leaves,autumn smells, warm drinks, pumpkins and I can’t help but be a wee bit jealous. My wanderlust has been starting up again, so being stationary isn’t helping.

I’ve been in Fl for 11 years (which is the longest I’ve lived anywhere). And I haven’t lived in a cold climate since I was 7,so I’m probably romanticizing my memory. But who wouldn’t love this?

Hopefully I can take a mini vacation to see the season change. And maybe if I’m lucky I’ll be able to sip hot cider in some crisp chilly air.

{All pics courtesy of Weheartit.com}

Six things that I know for sure

8 Jun

I love a good list. A friend of mine was an inspiration for this idea because she’s also a list maker and also a twenty-something self discovery searcher. Let’s think of it as a combination of twenty questions and Oprah’s ever popular “What I know for sure”.

1) For a creative person, I don’t doodle. I always thought it was a bit odd that the only thing I really draw is an awkward sunflower, like this:

2) I love knowledge and I have an insatiable curiosity for random bits of information. Honestly, the more useless the better. But I do enjoy new things, for instance I took a course on Einstein’s theory of relativity just for the hell of it. Trust me, nothing can confuse a physics student faster than sharing a table with a literature student. It was difficult, but I like to think of trying things like that as yoga for the brain. You don’t have to do it all the time, but the more you do it the better off you are.

3) Since living in the Bahamas I am completely water spoiled.  The crystal clear water has yet to be rivaled, and even though I live in Florida the comparison still stands. But really, who can complain about this?

Florida Bliss

4) I really love a good conversation. It doesn’t have to be anything heavy, I’ve talked to people for hours that more or less ended will all of us in tears from laughing so much. (I always think that’s the best kind). But I think listening and hearing stories is really how you get to know people. It could also just be the writer in me begging to hear something great. :)

5) That being said, drama free is the way to be. I strive to keep drama at bay and while it doesn’t always work, it has served me well. Nothing is as much of a conversation killer as the never-ending unloading of personal baggage. As a friend of mine used to say, “travel light – your emotional baggage should be able to be stowed safely in the overhead compartment.”

6) I am an eternal optimist. I believe there is a lot of good that goes unnoticed because it’s human nature to focus on the negative. I think it works because I know I don’t have to prove anything to anyone.  I know that I spread a little care and love into the universe today and that’s a good feeling, even if I’m the only one that knows.