It’s been a while since I’ve done a Siteseeing post, where I round up some of my favorite links from my favorite bloggers as well as a side of travel inspiration for some weekend reading and weekend wanderlust.
Lately, I have been so inspired by the content on this place we call the Internet. There is such an amazing group of passionate bloggers, business owners, creatives, students, learners, and life-doers who are doing world-changing things. What they all have in common? They all share their words, their stories and their life. I feel so blessed to be able to participate and engage with what they share. From tips for owning a small business to DIYs for fall time to life updates and more, each post and each photo is a gift. I am so thankful to be able to receive so much wisdom, inspiration and positive vibes from you all. Know that by writing, sharing, posting, tweeting, and engaging, you are giving. This fits perfectly into one of the first posts I want to share this week, but I hope you are able to check out some of these blogs and leave some love! I’m so happy to share them with you today.
- Why you are already a philanthropist
- Brittany shares some awesome ways to simplify your life
- A raw, real post about life studying abroad – it’s not what you think
- These photos get me in the mood for fall and everything pumpkin
- How to be a certified hipster
- Tips to own your personal brand by staying authentic and creating a community
- Zoe’s happy thoughts from studying abroad just brightens my soul
Zoe also shared an amazing quote about traveling that I wanted to share with you all too. It definitely spoke to me as I started hanging up some photos of my study abroad trip and thinking about the moments I spent in Europe.
“Let’s not travel to tick things off lists
or collect half hearted semi treasures
to be placed in dusty drawers in empty rooms.
Rather, we’ll travel to find grounds and rooftops
and tiny hidden parks,
where we’ll sit and dismiss the passing time,
spun in the city’s web ’til we’ve surrendered,
content to be spent and consumed.
I need to feel a place while I’m in it.”
So this is my challenge for you all this week: let’s go out into this world, into our neighborhoods, and truly feel the place around us. Let’s absorb the wind, the chatter of people or birds, the changing stoplights, and the beautifully crafted sunsets. Let’s forget that are phones are on, that they are buzzing, that we have to plan an appointment or a meeting or that we have ten million things to do tomorrow. Let’s just remember that the joy is in the journey. And the journey is about feeling. Let’s dig a little bit deeper into ourselves to find what makes us feel alive. Let’s take it with us wherever we go.
What does your city feel like? Your home? Your commute to work? Do you have any travel plans coming up?