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Home from Europe, Married, New Puppy Mom & It’s the Holidays

Somehow the last time I wrote in this blog, I was only preparing for my *many trips before Europe.  All of that has come and gone, and now I’m home from our amazing trip abroad, married, have a new puppy named Mister Bear and am slaving away for the holiday rush that will inevitably take over my life (as per usual).

I have a million photos that I still need to look through and print.  I was fairly diligent while we were traveling and managed to post about our time for almost 2 weeks.  And then it was all downhill from there, haha.  Traveling for that long and NOT WORKING is an amazing feeling, life-changing really.  But it’s also good to come home to a strong base and remember why all your blessings are even possible.  I loved traveling to so many countries and experiencing so many new cultures with Matt, and while we travel all the time together, this time was different.  This time we were married, and we were honeymooners and we were just so in love with life.  It was incredible and the perfect way to celebrate our marriage and our love, and I wouldn’t change a single moment of it for any reason.  We spent SO MUCH money, but it was beyond worth everything.  To call ourselves blessed is the understatement of the century.

Since being home, work has thankfully slowed down now that wedding season is mostly over.  But it’s holidays now so there’s a different kind of rush – one that I anticipate and look forward to the most.  I just love the holidays.  People seem/ feel kinder in all aspects, and mostly – they’re happier.  I love that.

I have a million photos that I want to post to this blog, so many different countries that I want to talk about, so many of my favorite memories that just need to be written down.  I never seen to make time to do these things, but I hope to.  & hopefully I’ll do it before we travel to our next destination next month – ALASKA.  <3

I’ll leave you with a photo from my favorite city to date — Amsterdam.

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Wanderlust. Always.

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I have Wanderlust.  Constantly and always.  In less than 2 months, Matt and I are going on a whirlwind 5 week trip thru Europe.  And because it’s such an expensive trip, we *should* be saving all of our money.  But between now and then there are 8 full wkends.  Which means 8 different weeks we can explore and be outside of our home, whereever that might lead us.

Because I have the inability to stay in one place and I’m queen of instant gratification, since booking our Europe trip we have also: gone to Long Beach, WA for a trip (twice!) with the dogs.  Those trips have been amazing because they are so relaxing and easy.  There is nothing else to it – they just clean my soul inside and out.  We have also taken a few road trips to Oregon because we had nothing else planned & there were amazing hotel deals.  & next weekend we are going to Las Vegas to spend 4 days in the throbbing heat, while relaxing in every single pool we can get into.  And then immediately following, we are doing another roadtrip to the beach to celebrate the 4th of July with my family.  Some wkend after that I’ll be doing another girls trip to Canada in August right before my Europe trip.  & let’s be honest – knowing me and my track record, I’m sure those won’t be the last of my trips this year.

But even with all of that, with all of that planned and still so much more planned after – I still have this gut wrenching feeling that I’m missing out on some big crazy secret and that I need to see/do everything while I still can.  I don’t know where the excitement, anxiety and slight delusion comes from – but I look at flights and deals and hotels almost every other day.  It’s a small (okay, big) obsession and I generally can’t help myself.  Not that it’s okay to literally spend all of my money on travel and food, but I guess in a weird way it’s better than spending all of my money on clothes & shoes?

Sometimes I think I was a hippie in my past life who just aimlessly walked the streets, always in search of something new and exciting.  Or maybe all of this just means I need to move because I’m constantly craving something new.  Whatever it means, for now, I’ll just settle for traveling to/from as many places as I can. <3

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