There are things I’m good at, and things I’m not so good at, but if I could change one thing about myself it would be my artistic ability. I have always had a fascination with people who are able to paint, photograph, draw, sing, write, or do anything involving any kind of left brain activity. Certainly, there are things I could do to improve on this, like taking classes, practicing, or even trying very hard for that matter, but some people are born with it, some aren’t. I, am not. In looking at photography from across the country and finding amazing works of art from beautiful places, if I have learned anything it is that I want to be able to document this trip in a way that shows the beauty and amazing times we will have. Alyssa comes from a constantly photographing father, so I am sure expertise will come with time, but there is something very particular about photography and getting the frame just right to show everyone that this, this moment, is what I want to capture, not just this place. Eh. I’m probably over thinking it and we’ll just end up using our I-Phones. Same thing, right?
Alyssa and I have done a lot of fun stuff together. We’ve been to concerts, gone on spontaneous road trips, partied our assess off, and more. We’ve had fun, sure, but we haven’t done anything too crazy. Lately we’ve been talking about how there are more and more signs pointing us in the direction of this trip. It might just be because we’re looking for it, but who cares?
We see campers on the side of the road and think why not buy the hell out of that thing, make it our own? We watch movies about people in ruts, people getting bored with their lives and think we have time to do that later in life, now, there’s this. You’re only young once, you only have one shot on this earth, why not make it good? Why not explore your great country, the land you love? Why not?
Going through all of these interesting and intriguing articles, blogs, websites and more, I’ve found so many amazing people writing about amazing things. On the off-chance that somebody would notice, I posted a question on the 365 Things to Do in Madison, Wisconsin Facebook page about advertising my Girls Night Out articles. I received an e-mail from the current Facebooker, explaining she didn’t have much time to keep the page up, but found great need for it. This led to her asking if I wanted to grab coffee with her and go over whether or not I would like to take on the page. What an awesome chance for me to get to know my city and spread the word about fun things to do in our own backyard! With over 5,000 likes, the page is popular and people are always looking for new things to do. I can’t help but smile when I think about this great chance to do something fun and unique, just by posing such a simple question! Opportunities present themselves when you least expect them, that’s for sure. Check out the page here:
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It’s interesting to think about all of this traveling stuff in great detail. The more I think about it, the more it seems like it’s possible. Now that I have my pinky toe in the water of online blogging and freelance writing, I find myself hopeful in the possibility of future ventures.
All of this posting, writing and thinking of traveling makes me more and more excited at the thought of traveling the U.S. and finding new places, meeting new people. I often now find myself wanting to try new things in my own backyard. Not that I didn’t want to prior to all of this, but it really makes me more curious about my own city. I adore Madison and think there must be things that I am missing.
As I continue to ponder everything, I continue my search of amazing things to do across America and hope that I find what I’m looking for.
The Windy City holds up to the winds of change at places like the Green Mill Jazz Club, Chicago’s go-to jazz joint for over a century.
Dans la Ville des vents, il en souffle un de changement sur des institutions comme le Green Mill Jazz Club, une référence dans le milieu du jazz depuis plus d’un siècle.
Photo by / de David Robert Elliott.
I am now an official Madison Girls Night Out Examiner. Check out my first article here!