Monday, April 27, 2015
12 Lists // Numbers 3 + 4
I let myself get behind on Clear the Way/Chez Gillian's 12 Lists series! I figured rather than smash March in here as a solo at the end of April, I'd wait and put both of them together in one post.
12 Lists // Number 3
Make A List of your Ideal Travel Destinations
I've always been the kind of person who is willing to go just about anywhere. That was my whole reasoning for giving Philly a shot — I'd never spent more than a couple days there, I was offered a promotion through work, and I figured *fuck it, if I don't like it, I'll move away.* Granted, that's exactly how it went down, but I'm certainly glad I tried it out. Additionally, some of my favorite trips were spur of the moment things that arose from cheap Megabus tickets or flights. A two dollar round trip last year is how I fell in love with Nashville!
I think my feelings on travel stem from when I was a kid. My parents used to pack my brother and I (along with a ton of camping gear) into our white mini van and take us on epic Griswold-style road trips all over the USA. Even outside of summer vacation, we'd take regular trips to Cleveland for baseball games and Myrtle Beach for some nice ocean time. I have very fond memories of family vacations and I'm super thankful my parents exposed my brothers and me to travel.
The Pyramids of Giza
Okay, so I want to go everywhere. And I could go on and on and on about all of the places I want to see. Many of my friends have been to Iceland recently and their photos are gorgeous! But here's to daydreaming...!
12 Lists // Number 4
Make A List of the Best Parts of Spring
This is such a no-brainer for me. Living in Chicago and watching the city emerge from brutal winters into green, beautiful, and lively is so fantastic to witness. Spring means motorcycle rides, bike rides, and shedding those five layers of jackets that keep us prisoner for our harsh temperatures.
Rearranging my closet and spring cleaning (I love it!)
The anticipation of beach season and cook-outs
Community gardens and farmers markets
Leaving the windows open in the apartment