Thursday, 28 June 2012

Maps and travel

I am sitting on a plane heading Boston. Sounds like fun. And reminding me of my England trip. (the going somewhere and being on an airplane part)

When I was in England on a bus, the driver asked where I was from, I said Michigan. Not really true at the moment, but oh well, it would be the answer I would give someone if they asked while I was in Wisconsin. He asked, "Isn't Michigan by all the lakes?" Impresive geography. I wonder if you gave a British person a blank map of the states, would they be able to name the states? What if all the names were listed and it was a fill in the blank kind of a thing? How many Americans would be able to do that?

I have always loved maps. I find them fascinating and can stare for hours at them. We used to have a globe and I would pretend that I was going to go on a trip to wherever my finger landed after spinning the globe. And then I would spin it again and get a new place. And again. I have seen a lot of crafts online nowadays from maps. Maybe I just want a map of someplace for a wall of my apartment.

Why are maps so mesmerizing?

Monday, 4 June 2012

Summer is Coming

I love summer! I love flip flops, riding bikes, going on walks, sitting by the water, running in the warmth, and the feeling of the sunshine!

Summer is a time when the winter is really over and anything is possible. More people are outside on the bike paths and sitting in the outdoor seating areas of restaurants. Last Sunday, I got to ride my bike downtown and go out for breakfast sitting outside in the beautiful sunshine. Sipping coffee, enjoying food and company.... bliss.

We can get so caught up in life, in making grown up decisions and figuring out next steps. I think it's important (and can be difficult) to enjoy the moments on the way. To take time and reflect or just be. It's important to be grateful for all that is well in life. I know I have a lot to be thankful for!