I hate About Me pages. Like, despise them. I have no idea what to write and they always feel really fake and disingenuous.
So, here's the deal- This is not a "lifestyle" blog or really a full blown travel blog. If I'm being really honest, I hate the term "blog."
I'm not going to write about fashion or pop culture or makeup or whatever. There are a billion other blogs out there where you can do that.
And I'm not going to write about the 10 Things To See In X Location. Because there are a million of those out there too. Well, ok, I may write some of this crap, but really only out of necessity not because I want to.
But what you don't see too much of, and what I'm going to write about, is what I struggle with. I want to write about the shit that very few people talk about. The stuff that everyone goes through but you don't know everyone goes through until you finally open up to your friends and find out they've all been dealing with the same crap too.
I want to write about figuring out your shit because that's what I'm doing. I think that's what we're all doing.
I am trying to figure out who I am and what I stand for. I'm trying to figure out how to be the best version of myself, how to be truly happy, and figure out what makes me happy. And guess what - trying to figure that stuff out is a process. It's a journey. And I want to document that journey.
And over the years, I've found that the best way to make some progress on that journey is by traveling. Because here's the thing; when I travel, I am the best version of myself. I am fully 110% in the moment at all times because I never know when I am going to be back in that place. I am adventurous, courageous, and fearless. I am more outgoing, I care less about what other people think, and I just do me all day long.
And that is my goal. My goal is to be that person- the person I am when I travel - all the time. I want to be that girl regardless of where I am physically. I love that version of myself.
So that is what this blog is. A real-time documentation of my journey towards figuring myself out. And in the process, hopefully also finding a new phrase for "figuring myself out." Because I absolutely cannot stand that phrase.
I hope you stick around. I hope you find somethings here that speak to you, that you connect with, and that you can relate to. And if not, at the very least, I hope you enjoy the pictures and travel guides.
With love from Philly,