American Southwest Roadtrip

A little bit late but here are some pictures from my roadtrip a few weeks ago. With an extra day off i drove through some of the most beautiful wide open spaces I’ve ever seen with my windows down singing my music at the top of my lungs. Thank you Utah, Arizona, the magical desert & my faithful car for soothing my adventurous soul. Something about the red rock formations makes me feel so at peace. I honestly can’t wait to explore more of the American Southwest. Definitely some of the most beautiful natural scenery I’ve ever witnessed. 🇺🇸 #solotravel

While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one

On a rainy walk, while exploring the beautiful Kyoto, I came upon a group of girls around my age in their traditional kimonos. I’ve always loved the Japanese culture, and figured I’d ask them if I could take a picture with them. They didn’t speak English but my “photo” gesture was obvious and they agreed. It was a beautiful moment I shared with these girls. We don’t speak  the same language but we shared a moment full of laughter based on a silly compliment. A moment I’ll cherish forever. 

Self Reflections

Today I realized that I am unfulfilled. If you asked me 10 years ago where I pictured myself at this age, it wouldn’t be where I am right now. The thing is, although it’s not how I had pictured my life even 5 years ago, it’s actually a better life than I had imagined. I am not where I want to be, but I’m only 26. At this age, I feel as though I’ve experienced more than most people my age, and even, most people. With that said, I realized, that even with this awesome life I’ve lived, I still feel unfulfilled. I am in constant search of something to excite me or move me, or make me FEEL some kind of emotion I don’t feel on a daily basis. I guess you can say I’m kind of like a junkie but my drug is adventure or excitement. I thought I spent the last 2 years of my life working on bettering myself as a person, but all I really did was mask the growth I was supposed to go through by traveling and going on spontaneous adventures. Even though I realize I didn’t accomplish the type of growth I had expected, these experiences have helped shape me into the woman I am becoming. Travel is something I really Love. I love experiencing new things and places that take me out of my comfort zone, but i realized that in some way, that has become a type of comfort. Now it’s time to really focus on everything I have learned and apply it. I’m excited to share this journey with you. My job has helped me realize that there is no time to wait for things. There may never be a tomorrow. I’ve learned to live in the moment and although I plan for my future, I focus on how I’m living my life in the present. All I want in this life is to be happy, like most people. I want to be the greatest most supportive friend possible to my friends, family and coworkers, the best sister, the best daughter, and eventually the best wife and mother to my future husband and children. i’m very excited to share this creative side of myself and I hope you find something you can relate to through my writings, mistakes, failures, accomplishments, or that you enjoy living vicariously through my wacky adventures and hopefully it inspires you to take a chance or a trip somewhere. There is so much to see and do in this amazing world, and I’m going to try my best to conquer it while I’m alive.

 

All My Love,

Kimberly