Getting A (Single) Life

Notes on an individual existence

Quite possibly the best/worst fortune cookie fortune ever.

Quite possibly the best/worst fortune cookie fortune ever.

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“When I say I want to travel I don’t mean I want to stay at resorts and go on tours with tour guides or buy key chains from souvenir shops. I don’t want to be a tourist. When I say I want to travel I mean I want to explore another country and become part of it. I want to discover small coffee shops in Germany and Italy and France. I want to walk on beaches in Australia and browse the book stores of England. I want to hike the Great Wall of China and go cliff diving in Hawaii I want to meet people who are not like me, but people who I can like all the same. I want to take pictures of things and places and people I meet. I want my mind to be in constant awe of life on earth. I want to see things with new eyes. I want to look at a map and be able to remember how I was transformed by the places I’ve been to the things I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. I want to come home and realize that I have not come home whole but have left a piece of my heart in each place I have been. This, I think, is what is at the heart of Adventure and this is why I plan on making my life one.”


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I love a good adventure 

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I wasn’t ever a particularly courageous kid, but my parents taught me how to travel. So much so that it became a thing I did alone, going on adventures no one else would go on with me, and eventually traveling alone because it was how I preferred to travel (with a few exceptions, of course). Sometimes it was spending months along in a foreign country, and sometimes it was a weekend drive, getting lost on Florida backroads. Eventually I learned that it wasn’t just traveling that was an adventure, all of the things that required courage could be adventures in the right context. Now whenever I come up against something that seems intimidating, I just tell myself, “It’ll be an adventure.” It rarely disappoints, and even when things go wrong, at least I get a good story out of the deal. This is rambly and kind of pointless, but that line - “I want to come home and realize that I have not come home but have left a piece of my heart in each place I have been.” Boy oh boy did that hit me in the heart. 

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“When I’m really into a novel, I’m seeing the world differently during that time— not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I’m actually walking around in a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism.”

—   Colin Firth (via duttonbooks)

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“Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don’t let the grey world stop you from shining.”

—   note to self (via vanillapagesandink)

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Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

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