Summer Flashback II
Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air
---Ralph Waldo Emerson
As promised, here is another blog from the Feminist Footprints archives. I’ve been taking advantage of the season and my second summer in Korea to explore the Hermit Kingdom’s charming little beaches, famed temples, mountains, and tea plantations.
I kicked off 2018 with a brief pictorial of my 2017 travel adventures. If you missed it the first time around, I hope you enjoy it now. If you are re-reading it, I hope you find new kernels to chew on. Either way, read, comment, share, and subscribe. After that, come back in September for a new post, a new escapade.
I hope you are enjoying and appreciating the earthly pleasures wherever you are. Happy Summer!
My Year In Travel: A Pictorial
(Originally Posted January 2018)
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.” ― Ransom Riggs
Whew! 2017 has been quite a ride! This time last year on December 31, 2016, I was boogying down in my friend’s gorgeous brownstone to Prince and other faves as we rang in the New Year. I was without a home of my own, staring fear and an uncertain future square in the face and near a complete freak out.
Fast forward to December 31, 2017, and I am in Seoul, South Korea preparing to welcome 2018. Those who follow Feminist Footprints know that I took my show on the road in May and now live in Sacheon, South Korea.
So much has change, SO MUCH, but what has remained the same is my love of travel. In between trading in the life of a bartender and struggling writer for the life of a TESOL teacher and struggling writer, I traveled. A lot. I explored my beloved NYC, Europe, and wilder environs beyond.
2017 was a rough year in a lot of ways, but one of the few things that kept me sane was hitting the road and reminding myself of the beauty of the world. And my place in it. And I'm proud to say, I didn’t even let a severely torn gluteus maximus muscle, which took me down two months after my move, stop me.
So, as we look forward instead of backward with hope for a better life for everyone---loved one and stranger---I wanted to share a pictorial of my 2017. Although they are photos of my past, I will use them as signposts for my future. I hope they inspire you to reach your travel goals in 2018. It’s never too late!
Thanks so much for your positive energy and support! Happy New Year!
Thanks for stopping by! Please join me on my travels in the New Year when I land in a new country and survive new shenanigans!
Remember, be kind to one another, keep on traveling with a feminist eye, and keep on being Feminist AF!