Monday, July 29, 2013

Status: Goodbye

Home, here I come! 
And on to other adventures.
I'm excited to be back in places that are wholly familiar to me. 
Around faces that I have missed.  

Monday, July 22, 2013

Status: Morocco

People always talk of epiphanies and love affairs when they travel, especially to countries of the developing nation variety. And honestly, I have yet to experience that. Not that my travels have been so far flung and exotic, so my anecdotal evidence is a bit lacking, I admit.

It was Rabat that had originally caught my eye, a picture found online and saved to a "Distance Futures" folder. One of those places you dream of going, but never believe it'll actually happen. Well it happened, not Rabat, but Tangier. Also we're the only language, that I've seen, that adds an 's' to the end of city names for whatever reason. What's going on English?

I got to France and immediately planned to leave. This seems to be how I conduct my life.

It turned out to be one of the better decisions I've made so far.

*Photos by me. Tangier, Morocco

Monday, July 8, 2013

Countdowns and their consequences.

I have a lot of qualities that I dislike about myself.
Like the way I get stuck in the internet for more hours than I care to mention or the way I wait until I'm too hungry to actually cook something so I end up eating chips for dinner. You know.

But the one on the very top of my list is my desire to wish time away. 
I spend so much time looking forward to what's going to happen in the future that I forget to spend time in the moment. 

Time already goes by so fast, it feels selfish and wasteful to hope for it's expedience. Especially when I know those futures will be there and those pasts are staying put. 

It's a bizarre middle area we reside in and I strive to appreciate it more.

*Photo by me: Nice, France

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Tour.

The Tour de France came through Nice on Tuesday and I was lucky enough to get to see some of it.

Truthfully, I know nothing about cycling and very little about the Tour. So, while it was interesting to see, I didn't really get the full impact of it. The cyclists also came by so fast and so infrequently that I ended up thinking more about how much my legs were sweating.

I do know that this guy is kind of a big deal at the moment, though.

* All photos by me.