Sleepy Sundays | What will my future be like?

Once again, I wanted to start this post out with an explanation of the title, and just what this post is all about. Like I said before, I’ve been thinking of doing some series sorts of posts, and I think I’d like this one to be weekly, written and posted every Sunday. A day where I lay in bed on a Sunday morning, sipping a cup of tea, and just write down what is going through my mind. All along I have wanted this blog to be personal, I’ve wanted it to be a place where I could share my thoughts, feelings, and day-to-day life with whoever wants to listen, and I think this particular series of weekly posts is one way to go about it. I approached a friend and fellow blogger for advice on how to go about blogging and how to stay true to what I wanted when I started this and what he thinks about when working on his blog, and his words really resonated with me. He told me to think about what matters to me, and he said “I think about how I would feel, if I was reading my blog in 50 years time. I’d want to be reading about my memories and feelings, my experiences and my opinions. Think about events in your life that have shaped you. Think about what inspires you now. Think about who you really are. The things around you won’t always be there when you leave home and grow old. The magic will be being able to open up your blog and remembering fondly, all those happy moments. Just be you!” So that’s exactly what I’m going to do. And these Sunday posts will be all of those things wrapped up into one neat little (or extremely large, who knows!) post about the things running through my mind each and every sleepy, snuggly, Sunday morning.

(Source)
(Source)

As I lay in bed this morning, with my slightly too hot tea burning my mouth, and my toast leaving a trail of crumbs on my duvet, I can’t help but be happy. Nothing in particular is making me happy today, I suppose it’s just life really. Burning my tongue and making a mess of things isn’t something that would usually start someone’s day off the right way, but for me today it is. I’ve been laying here for an hour now, being completely and absolutely lazy, with no end in sight. Jack Johnson is playing in the background, and the ceiling fan is going full blast in an attempt to counteract the humid heat that’s plaguing me at the moment with summer quickly approaching. As I’m laying here, one topic has been racing through my mind, as it often does, and I just can’t help but wonder what my future holds. Will I ever finish this degree and be finished with college? Will all these student loans kill me like I think they will? Will I ever meet the right guy for me? Does the right guy for me even exist? Where will I be living? Will my dreams of moving to England actually come true, or are they just pipe dreams? Will I have a family? Would I be a good mom? A good wife? A good friend? There are so many questions and thoughts that circle in my mind surrounding this always daunting topic. I often daydream about what my “ideal” future would be, though I say that quite loosely as it is different every time I imagine it. One day I’ll imagine myself being a novelist living in England, in Dorset overlooking the seaside, or in a small village, with a dog and a cat, in a cozy little cottage, living happily waiting for the right guy to come along and sweep me off my feet, eventually starting a family and leisurely traveling the world. Other times I’ll see myself living in busy London, being happily single, working my way up the corporate ladder, but taking time to myself to write and explore the world. Other times still, I just see myself as a nomad, traveling the world, going from place to place, immersing myself into the cultures of the places I’ve been, chronicling my life through books and photographs. All of these variations of my imagined future life would be amazing, but I have to say, the first one would be my favorite. Those sorts of happily ever after scenarios have always been a dream, I mean, who wouldn’t want that? I’ve never wanted a crazy extravagant life, I’ve always been a bit more simple than that. Honestly, all I want in life is to be happy and comfortable. I don’t need a big fancy house, or to be the head of a big corporation, I just need to know that I’ve stayed on the path that I wanted to be on, and that I am well and truly happy with the way my life is going. If someone can say that about their life and mean it, then I’d say that their life has turned out pretty perfectly.

All in all, I’m more than aware that I will never be able to predict my future. But it sure feels nice to dream about it.

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

102 thoughts on “Sleepy Sundays | What will my future be like?

  1. Aww, that was a really beautiful post, sitting here in Dorset I can easily picture the house of your dreams, in fact from now on, everywhere I go I shall look at cottages and think…would Lexie like that one!!!
    Whatever happens in your future, I hope you never stop dreaming and are always as happy as you are today xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Awe thank you Sharon! I do hope you will think of me when you see those beautiful idyllic cottages. What I wouldn’t give to be able to live in one now!
      The same goes for you lovely, I hope your days are filled with happiness and daydreams. ❤

      Like

    1. If only it were easier to get a work visa to live there coming from America!
      My goal is to get to London (for longer than just a little holiday) in the future, so I do hope you are right about that! London is absolutely the greatest city.

      Like

  2. this post was beautiful . I connected with it because I always think about what I would look like , what my house would be like , and just what my future hold. your writing was really easy to follow so i enjoyed it a lot . Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Like

  3. Great post Lexie, I do hope your dreams come true what ever they are, my favourite has to be the little cottage in Dorset. Although Ireland has lovely idyllic cottages and areas too so don’t rule a visit to us here!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I absolutely adore Ireland. I’d live there in a heart beat! I’ve never met nicer people than the ones I met there while on a vacation a while back. And I know I’d never get tired of that beautiful green landscape! Stay tuned here, there will be more than a few mentions of my love for Ireland over the course of my time on this blog. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Awww girl, I know exactly how you feel. By the way, I’m more than a decade older than you and still have some of these questions in my mind. But here’s a tip: never stop dreaming. Even if things get harder. Have a blessed week! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much. 🙂 I have a feeling I’ll always have these thoughts, whether I’m 21 or 81. But that’s the fun of the future, always a bit of the unknown. I hope you never stop dreaming as well lovely, that’s the last thing anyone should do!

      Like

  5. That’s good when you are grand mother , you have something to tell your grand children about your life and be proud about, anyway you still young just enjoy your life and take it easy and be happy . Good luck and wish you the best.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. asi, es….. lotus es un equipo de mitad de parrilla y siempre lo fue… y la logica lo esta haciendo… esta llendo a mitad de parrilla… lo unico que nos queda es que DDRS sea algo monumental fuera de serie y mir&olgsoa#8230;. solo apelamos a un milagro llamado DDRS. LOTUS esta OBLIGADO A GANAR CARRERAS… y NECECISTA DE MAS MALA SUERTE DE SUS RIVALES . debe ganar carreras y los demas deben tener mala suerte o cometer errores… eso es lo unico que nos queda para ganar el campeonato cosa que NO LO VEO POSIBLE.

        Like

  6. I can only quote you, as future sure is a terrifyingly wonderful thing to think about. Sometimes the uncertainty of it all actually throws me off balance a bit, but most of the times it’s just exhilarating to think of all the possibilities. And in the meantime, of course, we may as well enjoy the ride! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Hi,
    Thank you so much for your visit to my site Reflections today. (Still Tuesday in California.) I’m so glad you liked my new post “How to Build the Perfect Blog Even if You Don’t Know How”. Nice to meet you. I was wondering how you found me, if you don’t mind my asking.
    Janice

    Like

    1. Fix it. This is terrible. When a commenter from another country comments on your video, the language of the comments changes. Global community? No. You are effectively ostracising countries from one another. And the categories. Cotgratulanions for removing these. Now your front pages are full of soccer and anime, which as I'm sure you are aware are copyright infringements. Get it together.

      Like

  8. Oh I know these questions so well 🙂 I can totally relate to your post.
    Having moved around quite a bit myself(including 2 year in Hampshire and Devon UK) myself before finding the place I wanted to settle in. Even though England is a gem in my eyes, I would never go back there unless I knew I could make a very decent living. Norway is it for us! Nature as far as the eye can see, people live a simple life and kids still plays in the street. I love it here 🙂
    But it has taken a few years for us to figure out what we we’re looking for (don’t you just hate that it takes such a long time to figure those things out?:P)
    As for a being a good friend, I can’t imagine a gentle soul like you being a bad friend. Trust me on this!:)
    As for a good mother… I am also struggling with this. Hubby and I are discussing possibly adopting or fostering (yes we can -probably- have kids of our own but the world is full of so many kids in need of a home that I feel it would be a selfish thing to choose to put another one on the world and ignore the others in need :/) and I have no clue whatsoever if I’m going to be a good mum.

    But here’s what someone wise once told me:
    As long as you do your ultimate best every day, then that’s all you can do!

    Be the best version of yourself, be better every day and strive to improve yourself from time to time. Be willing to learn and research new things and get out of your comfort zone in order to become better and you will be doing a hell lot more then some people. 😉
    Have faith lovely Lexie!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’ve never been to Norway, so I can’t quite say if it would be the place for me or not, but I’d love to check it out! All I know is that I could never live anywhere hot, and where I live now is much too hot for me haha!
      I’m half Danish, so I could see one of the Scandinavian countries being the perfect place to call home. ❤ but like I said, moving anywhere from America is quite difficult. Not being a part of the EU makes it more challenging to immigrate to European countries, but I'm holding out hope!
      I completely agree with you about adoption. I have no idea whether or not I can have kids, but I've always wanted to adopt. I think that if the option is available and is something that you're willing to do, giving another little one a safe home and a better life is an amazing thing to do, for both the child and yourselves.
      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Vicky!

      Like

      1. Well Norway is definitely not too hot 🙂 I find it nice, if you don’t mind a bit of rain (depending where you live in Norway) 🙂
        Actually Norway is part of Europe but not part of the EU, so immigration is easier here.
        If you ever need info on immigration to Norway give me shout 😉
        And you’re always welcome to crash our sleeper couch if you ever want to visit Norway! Lots of places to visit and hike. xxx

        Liked by 1 person

      2. I love rain, and cold weather; basically anything that makes it normal to pretty much live in a t-shirt, sweater, and jeans everyday haha. 🙂 I will definitely have to come visit Norway and see how I like it! Who knows, maybe I’ll fall in love with it, and will need that information on immigration to Norway! 🙂 Norwegians are typically pretty tall aren’t they? It may be one place that I won’t stand out too much and could quite possibly even find a man tall enough for me! Haha, it’s tough being nearly 5’9″ sometimes here.

        Like

  9. I haven’t gotten to read everyone’s post because I’m quite tired. It’s 12:07 in boston, I believe your from the west coast? Sorry if I am wrong, super tired!

    Ever get one of those nights where you feel lonesome and if your making the right choices? Like one song comes on, usually an acoustic song and I play it for hours thinking “when will I finish my degree” and “should I go back now? Or go to Australia and Europe as planned.” For days recently I could be out with my friends, but I’m not actually there. I’m thinking about all these things like in the middle of your post. Where will I end up? Do I want to be a nomad? Or a successful college graduate with a nice home and a family. Of course I want a family and a nice home, there is so much of the world that I want to explore. I have not gotten to read your entire post, I skimmed through. But tomorrow I will read it, because I feel as though we have the same feelings in our head. At the moment I feel lost and scared to what I am doing, and hearing your input and all your commenters input is slowly guiding me and helping me. I enjoy reading your posts, for the guidence and comfort. Knowing that other people my age feel the same way.

    The song I have been listening to is Honeypot (Acoustic ) – Rebelution.

    Like

    1. I’m actually in the Midwest, Kansas City to be exact. And I get those nights far too often. Second guessing myself, trying to see if what I’m doing is the best choice, and hoping beyond hope that I make it through this crazy little life having achieved my dreams and done everything I’ve ever wanted to. You’re not alone. I hope that hearing my thoughts and my attempts at inspiring myself through this blog will help you in your own life. 🙂 It’s always wonderful to see when people our own age are going through these situations at the same time, in a perfect world we could all go through them together, supporting and inspiring each other, and I’m aiming to create that perfect world here on this blog. 🙂 I hope you enjoy what you read when you come back in the tomorrow. I’ll head off and check out that song right now. Thanks for the recommendation!

      Like

      1. How is Kansas city? What is it like over there?

        Thank god. I’m always thinking shit, there has to be other people thinking the same as me. Especially now, where as I just quit my job and I’ve been sitting at home for the past few days, it’s been treacherous.

        On a side note, you may not like that song. I’m an island boy, and the band is a reggae band, just that song in its acoustic form is soothing.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. It’s very… Midwestern. Haha, I’ve never been the biggest fan of this city, but it’s a nice place to live in for the time being. How’s Boston? I’ve never been there before, is it all as fun and historical as everyone says it is? That’s a big move! Where are you headed now that you’re not attached to any sort of job or anything? I’d look at it as a good thing! You’ve got endless possibilities ahead of you. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Boston is actually beautiful. Some times I call out of work and head down for the day and do some photography or go look at the historic buildings. It’s a beautiful city and I didn’t start appreciating that until a few years back. I didn’t move yet haha, just have been lucky as a child and got to travel with my parents to st John. Usvi. But I have been going back for several years, this past year was a solo back packing trip. I learned so much while I was on that trip, definitely one of the best trips I have ever been on. Also met 2 really good friends that were backpacking the carribbean.

        Now, well I landed a pretty awesome job today. But it’s just to save for my australia and sri lanka trip in october :). Any trips you plan on going? Have you ever been to British coloumbia? I thought I saw a Vancouver Island blog.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. The post about Vancouver was more of an inspiration post. I’m doing a series of them to re-inspire myself when it comes to travel, and remind myself of the places I want to go and the things I want to see. So far I’ve done Vancouver and Santorini, and there’s another coming tomorrow. I only started this blog a week and a half ago, so I’m still deciding what all I want to write and what I want to do with it. 🙂
        Haha, well congrats on your new job! Money does help when it comes to travel doesn’t it. That’s the thing I’m lacking at the moment, its put my travel plans on hold for the time being. But I hope you have an amazing time in October! Sri Lanka and Australia are places I’d like to explore for sure.
        You we’re definitely lucky as a child! I’ve never been anywhere in the USVI before, but do hope to. Island life would be the only thing I’d choose to live in a hot climate for. The beaches, the people, the adventure, all of it sounds incredible!

        Like

      5. To be honest if you like to camp the usvi is pretty cheap. I got my flights for 327 Rt, then camper for 35$ a night. Much better than a hotel, but being a city girl not sure how much camping you have done 😉 haha. And yes I was very lucky. My cousins live in British coloumbia and for years I have been wanting to go there. I study marine biology in school and there ocra population around the island is immense! I’ve always wanted to rent a kayak and go on the Johnston straight. Plus Vancouver is beautiful. Definitely try to make it out there some day. Well you have more posts than me haha I started like 70 dags ago and have 4 posts, I’m slacking. Too little time:(. And thank you! It’ll be my first big back packing trip so I’m sure I’ll have a lot of life lessons there.

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Haha, well clearly you’re not familiar with the midwest! I may be a city girl, but summer isn’t complete without bonfires, fishing and hanging out by the lake, and a whole lot of camping. 😉 Sleeping under the stars is one of my favorite things to do. But that sounds amazing! I’ve never camped anywhere like an island before, I can imagine how fun it would be! Hot, but fun! Haha. Yeah, I’ve been trying to post a few times a week, since summer vacation has started and I don’t have to worry about classes for a few months, just work. Taking the extra time I’ve got and starting a new hobby here. I’m more than excited to make it to B.C. someday. But I’ve always wanted to get up to Alberta and go out on Moraine Lake, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more gorgeous place to canoe or kayak.
        I’ve never actually been backpacking before, so I do hope you blog about it! I’m interested to see what it’s really like.

        Liked by 1 person

      7. I guess it was 0retty sterotypical to say that haha. Most people from Boston don’t leave Boston I know some kids won’t even go in the woods or camping and that’s so strange to me. I spend many weekends in the summer and fall camping. My bad haha. Bon fires definitely complete any summers night here!

        Yes and John is very hot my first night it was 97 degrees with humidity. the island is very mountainous I don’t even know if there’s one flat spot beside the beaches, I am currently in North Carolina on a road trip but when I get home I will post pictures of Saint John. the locals are all super friendly. I’m sorry for the non capitalization in the beginning of the sentences I’m talking into the phone, currently fishing.
        Alberta looks beautiful so many cool hikes there, and I’ve never seen a lake with turquoise water I think that’s awesome.

        Liked by 1 person

      8. Haha it’s okay, I’m happy to help break a stereotype or two. I’ve not explored the west coast at all I’m sad to say, all of my vacations throughout America have been down south or to the west mostly, and loads up north, but I never think to head east and see what you guys over there have to offer! I took a road trip to PCB Florida for a beach trip and deep sea fishing, and it was a fun drive. I’ll have to plan one up the east coast sometime to see it.
        I’m excited to see the pictures!
        And I know, it’s stunningly beautiful in Alberta. I’m interested to get there and see if the colors are as vivid in person as they are in all the incredible pictures.
        Sounds like a nice time, hope you’re having fun!

        Liked by 1 person

      9. I have not been down south, except for Florida at all. How is it down there? Or to the north of you, although 3 summers ago we did take a road trip to cedar point ohio. If you have never been there and like Rollercoasters I DEFINITELY recommend going there. That park is huge and was a BLAST!!!
        What is PCB florida? Deep sea fishing is a blast!! I live 36 miles from the ocean and I take the drive 3 or 4 days a week to go surfing or fishing. The east coast is pretty nice, I do love new england. Especially in the fall. If you like to hike, a short ride from boston to the white mountains will amaze you. It’s beautiful there year round but the fall is the best!!

        Liked by 1 person

      10. The south is fun! But going up north was always my favorite. I really like the whole lake shore coast of Minnesota along Lake Superior. There’s so much to see and do there, and it’s absolutely gorgeous in the fall. I LOVE roller coasters, I’ll have to add it to my list!
        It’s Panama City Beach, still in the Gulf of Mexico in Florida near Tallahassee. And then I’ve spent a bit of time in Port St. Lucie Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, but that’s it for me and the East Coast so far.
        That sounds amazing! I’d kill to be that close to the ocean! If I drive 36 miles (or even 15 miles) in any direction from my house, all I’d see would be cows and cornfields haha. Fall is my favorite season, so I’ve noticed over the years that I tend to plan all my vacations around that time of year. Maybe I’ll have to head to the northeast in the fall!

        Liked by 1 person

      11. Hahahaha cows and cornfields. That’s awesome, a few towns over from us is all cow fields. I love driving through, to the west of me about 25 miles. It’s all lakes and fields and trees everywhere. Lots of woods. It’s Beautiful. I’m Trying to watch bedtime stories and type this, wicked hard haha.

        Definitely definitely take a road trip to cedar point. I promise it will not disappoint you. And the park is beautiful, there’s flowers and plants everywhere. It decorates the park super nice.

        And oh okay! My cousin lives in Port. St Lucie, I hear that is an nice area too!

        New hampshire is Beautiful in the fall. People come from all over in busses to the White Mountains to see it. And it’s very cheap to stay. We always rent a cabin, roughly 50$ a night. That would be at lincoln Woodstock koa. When I get home I’ll have to type up several blogs for you to check out

        Liked by 1 person

      12. Haha, so you’re not fishing anymore? I’ve written it down on my list! We have a decent amusement park here with pretty good roller coasters, but according to google, Cedar Point is a lot better lol.
        And that’s a really good deal for a cabin! I have a KOA membership/value card thingy with a decent amount of points on it from various camping trips as well, so maybe I’d even be able to save a little more if I stayed there, who knows! Saving money is always a nice thing haha.
        Definitely! It sounds like you have a lot of cool places to share!

        Liked by 1 person

      13. No haha 🙂 I fished from 8-10am east coast time. I think we’re 2 hours behind you. We have a six flags two hours away from us. We used to go every summer, but since we went to cedar point. It just doesn’t compare any more. Cedar point is the king. Oh damn! You should be all set then, cause I think you get 10% off or something? Maybe that was in the store, I’m not sure. We usually pitch a tent in the woods for 17$ haha. Super cheap, well cheaper than a cabin. Saving is so hard, the more you make the more you spend. I save every little penny possible to travel. I don’t care if I’m sleeping in a tent in the middle of no where, as long as I’m somewhere haha. Plus a view of the stars at night is quite relaxing.

        Liked by 1 person

      14. Nope! Just one hour, its almost 6pm here right now. So I’m just sitting in the backyard listening to the rain typing out a blog post about Thailand! Ours is called Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun, and its good, but could definitely be better. And yeah! 10% off and other little reward things and stuff, its pretty nice!
        I’m a huge fan of camping, and you’re completely right, as long as I’m having fun and exploring something exciting, I really don’t care where I’m staying.

        Like

      15. Oh really?! That’s not too bad, in the Carolinas is 73 and cool 🙂 I can’t complain. Is it raining hard? If you go to Thailand and need a friend, I’m down!!! I am trying to go next march. Yes!! Camping is awesome, I absolutely love it. Is it supposed to rain all week there?

        Liked by 1 person

      16. Off and on I think this week, but sun in between the storms, so I’ll survive! That sounds nice though, it’s 63 here right now, but also 93% humidity, so not exactly the most comfortable weather haha. I just posted my blog about a place I’d like to go in Thailand if you want to check it out! 🙂 Haha, If I can save enough money by then in between tuition payments for school, I’m down!! How long are you staying in the Carolinas?

        Liked by 1 person

      17. Just read about last night, I had a half gallon of the shittest Reeses ice cream. I think it had 3 Reese cups in it. Totally aweful haha. It was basically chocolate ice cream. Sorry to hear about all your bad dates:/, just do you. Don’t go on dates for other people, it doesn’t work that way. And damn that’s a lot of humidity. Thank god we don’t have that hear. Swass to the maxxx haha. I’ll go check that blog out now. And hell yeah! Sounds good to me. And I am here till next sunday. Then driving home Monday I believe

        Liked by 1 person

      18. Haha for some reason, here where I live, if you’re single still at 21 and quickly approaching 22 like I am, something MUST be wrong lol so I deal with a lot of comments from family, which is why I went on those dates, but I’m definitely over it now. I’d rather put my energy into traveling and gaining important friendships. 🙂
        That’s a crime! Haha not nearly enough peanut butter cups to call that Reese’s Ice Cream.
        It is honestly horrible, I hate the humidity, and it’s only worth it if I’m seeing somewhere cool while experiencing it, and my backyard isn’t at all exciting enough to make me enjoy the humidity.
        Let me know what you think of it! 🙂 I really liked writing this one. And the Santorini one I posted last week.
        That sounds nice though, I’d kill for a vacation right now.

        Liked by 1 person

      19. Hahaha a few towns over from me, if girls didn’t loose there virginity at 11 they got questioned. Stayed the fuck away from that town hahah as I got older, and right?! There wasn’t shit in that carton. I was pissed. I basically paid 3$ for a carton of chocolate ice cream. Which I really don’t even like plain. Chocolate. I read some of it, then I passed out I will have to finish in a few minutes. A good friend of mine told me the adaman islands was the best place he has ever been too. And I Hadn’t even looked up Krabi yet, only the phi phi islands. I gotta finish reading it though. You do your research well 👌

        Liked by 1 person

      20. Hahaha oh wow. Well at least mines not quite like that! It’s more just “you’re in your twenties, not getting any younger! Where’s your career? Your wedding? Babies?!” lmao, so intense! Haha I’d be so annoyed. I had the Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough flavor, it was soooo damn good lol.
        There’s so much to do there, I honestly was so excited writing the whole post haha. I hope you liked it when you read the rest! 🙂 And thank you! I do my best. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      21. Haha I’d be like, “bro what’s the rush” haha I love calling my mom bro she gets wicked annoyed. What’s that?!? I’ve never heard of that. Sounds damn good though. I’ll have to check it out!! I’m gonna read it while in bed haha today has been a hetic day. Haven’t been able to blog yet, once I get some time in the hammock I will. And sounds good 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      22. Haha my mom isn’t fond of it either. It is quite possibly my new favorite lol so good. Today has been super relaxing for me. Spent some time doing things for Memorial Day, wrote two new blog posts to go up sometime this week, and just laid around a lot the rest! Haha, it’s back to the real world and back to work for me bright and early tomorrow. 😦 Can’t the weekend just start over again? Lol.

        Like

      23. Haha I’m so thankful to be on vacation. But starting a new job when I get home, bummer. Haha.

        Hmm I’ll will have to check it out, memorial day wasn’t too big down bere, at home it’s widely celebrated, I don’t even think I saw a cookout down here. so what’s there to do in Kansas city?

        Liked by 1 person

      24. Haha I’m jealous! I just got home from a 10 hour work day, filled with screaming kids (I’m a nanny while I’m in college), humid weather, and basically a horror movie featuring piles of cicadas everywhere (I’m really not a fan of huge loud bugs lol). There’s loads to do here. Honestly, the possibilities are endless. From professional sports games, a really nice nightlife scene, loads of museums, outdoor markets, lakes, trails, hunting, fishing, snowboarding and skiiing in the winter, farms that you can visit; really anything you can think of, you can do here, aside from anything involving an ocean haha, sadly you don’t get those when you live smack dab in the middle of the country lmao. What’s there to do where you live?

        Liked by 1 person

      25. Damn that sucks! I used to work in a warehouse 3am- 1pm every, it sucked! But if I had to deal with screaming kids all day I’d be hanging from a tree haha
        You have snowboarding?!? That’s so bomb!!! I didn’t know it snowed out there. What is the night life like? I really like that you can walk around with an open beer here. It’s wicked refreshing after coming in from a long surf to Crack open a beer. I have never been hunting, but I love to fish. Hahaha I had to look up kansas city, the only time I have heard of it was in a few tech n9ne songs haha.
        Boston is pretty awesome. I don’t live in the city cause it’s way too expensive, I live about 45 minutes north west. In the middle of the woods. We have almost everything you just listed. Bomb snowboarding and skiing, up in new Hampshire and vermont. I’m about 45 miles to the ocean at my moms and 36 miles from my dads, so I spend a lot of time there. Lots of historic sights to see in boston…I didn’t start appreciating it till a few years back…bummer on my part, cause it’s wicked cool. The more west you go from my town the more woodlands it gets. Lack of stores, buildings, a lot more lakes.. it’s pretty nice. Definitely in a good spot, never really got to enjoy the nightlife with my hours at work, by the time the weekend came I was exhausted. A few hours of surfing and fishing and I was ready to kick it back by the fire with a few beers.

        Liked by 1 person

      26. I have never been surfing before, but I’ve always thought it looked so cool! Its not surprising that you didn’t know about Kansas City, other than sports teams and the fact that there are a lot of big business headquarters’ here, there’s not too much that gets mentioned about it in other parts of the country lol. But I’m happy enough here for the time being. 🙂 I’ve always wanted to visit Boston, I’m a history buff of sorts and always get excited to visit and learn about historical places.
        Mostly though, I just know that people in Boston say “wicked”, and you’ve confirmed that for me! Haha. I never knew if it really was a common thing that you guys say or if it was just something people made up about people from Boston. Lol.
        I know what you mean, I am already feeling completely drained from work, and its only thursday! Haha, I still have another full day to get through!
        So what have you been up to on vacation these past few days? Anything exciting?

        Liked by 1 person

      27. Oh man its super fun!!! Its so easy anybody cam do it. Haha yes I’ve only heard about the Royals several times. Boston is pretty badass, I take my longboard for cruises into the city sometimes and skate around. It’s so fun
        Oh yeah its wicked common haha everybody says it. Hey one more day and yourrr free ;). Today we went to the beach, did some bodyboarding and surfing. Fished on the pier, had some beers and relaxed:) great way to end a Thursday night :), are you excited for the weekend?

        Liked by 1 person

      28. That comment literally made me so jealous. Haha, I live in the center of the country, surrounded by farms and humidity, and have a deep love for the ocean, and you get to be by it and in it all day! SO JEALOUS. Haha, I wish I could be on a pier with some beer relaxing! I’m excited that I won’t have to work over the weekend, but I don’t know if I’m doing anything particularly fun or anything. Hopefully I do! Right now I’m just laying in bed watching tv and trying to decide what I want to write Saturday’s blog post about. Any suggestions?
        It sounds like you’re having a damn nice vacation though, which is always nice! I may be jealous, but I still know how you feel haha. My last vacation was last October, I’m in desperate need of another one.

        Like

      29. Hmm, are you interested in Nicaragua?!? It looks like a beautiful place. That is the next place on my map to go. Damn haha thank the Lord I don’t live there, I’d be so lost woth out the ocean, but I’d be interested in taking a trip out there if you’d care to be a tour guide;). Hey its always nice to kick it back at home and relax with a beer, I don’t do it enough. I’m always up and doing something. What are you thinking about? And yes I am, very thankful to be here:), take one while you have a break from classes!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      30. Haha anytime! Just let me know when you’re heading over! 😉 I’ll have to do some research on Nicaragua! It’s not on my list yet, but that’s really just because I don’t know too much about it yet. I’m lost without the ocean and I’ve only seen it on like, 6 separate trips. Imagine only taking a trip to the ocean 6 times in 21 years, then you’ll feel my pain! Haha. I think there’s some stuff going on downtown in Westport or Power and Light (our areas with the best bars and nightlife-type of restaurants) but depending on how bad the storms are this weekend, and whether or not there are tornado watches in effect, I may have to just stay in this weekend. (The joys of living in the Midwest lol). But I can assure you that no matter what, I will at least have a few beers, and relax. 🙂
        I have to work as much as possible this summer to save up to pay tuition for school in the fall, because student loans only cover a portion of my tuition these days haha. But I’m thinking about taking a small-ish trip during my fall break in October! Small-ish meaning within the US, and not an exciting overseas trip like I would want to do lol. Plus, I love traveling in the fall.

        Liked by 1 person

      31. Sounds like a plan!;), I’m hoping to camp on a farm haha or stay in a cheap hostel. Oh jeeze, I’d be completely lost haha. All of my activities revolve around the ocean. Oh jeeze, tornados…that sucks!!! We’ve had 3 or 4 touch down here. Welcome to new england, we have Nor easters, tornados, heat/humidity, cold the next day, gnarly ice storms, earthquakes, and anything else you can think of we probably have it haha. Have a beer for me:), hey nothing wrong with small trips. I take lots of them to the white mountains a few hours away, because it’s cheap, 2 hours away, and beautiful:)

        Liked by 1 person

      32. Everything but the nor easters happens here as well haha, and obviously we wouldn’t have any hurricanes or anything, since ya know, no ocean lol. But we have crazy heat, then snow in May. Earthquakes (though I’ve never experienced one luckily), tornadoes, flooding, crazy ice storms, loads of snow, all of it.
        Though I’d much rather live somewhere where there was more winter weather and less summer weather. I love the snow, as long as I’ve got someone to drive me around in it hahaha. I’d rather live in a cold place, and take loads of trips to tropical-type of places. If only.
        Will do! What’s your favorite? I love small trips, my last one in October ended up being slightly bigger than planned,as I decided to head up into Canada, but when I planned it, it was just supposed to be a trip to Grand Marais, Minnesota and the surrounding area (I love that place by the way). It was a beautiful trip, all the trees were changing colors and the weather was perfect for hiking. I loved it.

        Liked by 1 person

      33. Crazy heat would kill me, I like the heat, but not humidity. But who does hahaha. Snow in may?!? Oh boy haha it starts in october/November for us and ends in April usually. Too long of a winter. My favorite, small trip? Hmmm. I like weekend road trips, or road trips to Cape cod (about 2 hours away with no traffic). Cape cod is pretty awesome, but I love going up north. Hmmm if you go to Canada let me know, I have never been there. I’d Definitely be interested in gojng there, I’m assuming you went to minnatoba? I have a friend that lived there for years. I LOVE fall foliage 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      34. Snow in May is rare haha, but it has happened. Then it was like 80 degrees the next day lol. Missouri weather is weird as hell. And nope, Ontario actually! The Canadian border is only 40 miles from Grand Marais, so I decided to just go for it and ended up driving a few hours into Ontario along the shore of Lake Superior. It was honestly stunning. https://www.flickr.com/photos/131494133@N07/sets/72157650500288934 Most of my photos from that trip are there if you want to look at any of them. Don’t judge the horrible selfies haha, hiking is hard and we all look a bit rough afterwards. 😉 lmao.
        Cape cod sounds amazing! I’ve always wanted to see the east coast!!! I had this idea in my head for a while about living in Maine, it seems so beautiful in photos.

        Like

      35. Yeah it is! Sounds like new england! Holy shit!!!! Those photos are beautiful, wish I could do emojis on this site….wow does that sound super gay! 2, you are pretty damn cute. Family trip? It’s been a while since I’ve taken one of those. Haha I would too. I haven’t hiked in 2 years. Oooouuuuu ya, maine is beautiful! Is has plenty of surfing, wilderness, killer fairs, it’s close to canada, maine is awesome. Only 2 hours from me. I can’t wait to skim back through on a computer!! Wicked pissah photos…another boston phrase 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      36. Thank you, for both compliments!!! 🙂 () Haha I’m a fan of emojis, so no shame. I use the blushy face, annoyed face, the airplane and the beer ones on my waaaaayyyy too often lol. Yeah, it was a nice little trip we all went on. 🙂 I spent so many years in high school fighting with my family, its nice to have such a killer relationship with them now. 🙂
        I’d move to Maine in a heart beat, so pretty. It seems like the closest thing to perfect for my personality haha. It has all the things I love like hiking, fishing, winter weather with fun summery weather too, PLUS the ocean. Heaven. Photos from when I went to Ireland are on my Flickr page as well if you want to look at those at some point. That place was insanely gorgeous as well.
        Hahaha I had to google that one!

        Like

      37. Haha your welcome;), I use a lot of emojis haha. Great for embellishment in a conversation. That’s awesome! I grew up with my mom and step dad, always had a shitty relationship with my dad. Now I live with him, ironic the way that works right? Haha well of you ever come out this way, you’ll have to contact me, I’ll give you a tour, in barter for a Kansas City Tour;). , I looked haha not to be a creep. I didn’t look at them jn full cause I’m watching a wicked good law and order episode, Google what? I forgot what I wrote haha

        Liked by 1 person

      38. You forgot that quickly? How many beers have you had? Haha 😉 Just kidding. You said something that I thought was pizza at first but I believe it was “wicked pissah” hahaha. I will! Hopefully you won’t be in Australia when I finally decide to make a trip up there. 🙂 Haha well I did send you the link, so I assumed you might look at the other album too. I only made that flickr page a week or so ago, so I don’t have too much up on it yet. I’ll have to add more stuff, and maybe some stuff from here in Kansas City so you can see it!

        Like

      39. Haha only 1 tonight;) saved the last 6 for tomorrow night. Oh yeah hahaha! Classic bostonian phrase. Yes! Definitely put some kc stuff, I was looking at the beginning of august. Not sure if you work Saturday nights…figured you could show me around the city? I leave for Australia Oct 23rd and I’ll be gone for 13 weeks, then off to kauai to live with a friend for a couple months;):):) and make some more money then travel from there to wherever.

        Liked by 1 person

      40. Possibly! My birthday is August 7th though, and we usually go out of town for a little mini vacation somewhere to relax, drink, and hang out by the water! And its usually for a weekend somewhere in the beginning of August, so I don’t know if I’ll be here when you come. 😦 Turning 22 though, so that’s fun! Haha. But if I’m here, I’d be more than happy to show you around.
        Kauai?! Take me with you! Hahaha. I am so jealous, again! My fall break is earlier in October, so maybe I’ll be able to take a little trip up to the east coast before you head out so you can show me what Boston is all about! I have my eye set on Maine as well, so I may have to drive out there and make it a bit of a road trip for myself! 🙂
        That’s a long time. I’m sure it will be amazing! I’ll have to give you my email or something before you go so you can email me some pictures of you’re adventures or something from time to time while you’re there, so I can just be extra jealous lol.

        Liked by 1 person

      41. Hmmm, in that case I will postpone it to the next weekend maybe? That’s good that you go out of town for a mini vacation :). A day in a hammock with a few beers…ahhh:) sounds like heaven;). Gonna sing 22 by Taylor Swift like every other girl lol. Yes I was supposed to move there for school, but I wanted to travel instead. Me and 4 buddies were gonna get an apartment, there still goin just not me haha. I’d be glad too! Have to stay outside of the city, I can’t even afford boston it’s so god damn expensive. Yes I will definitely take your email;) and send you as much as I can. To make sure you don’t loose hope of your dreams 😉 orrr you could join;)

        Liked by 1 person

      42. Just let me know when you’re thinking of coming and I’ll do my best to be here! Though keep in mind, that Kansas City in August is like, actual hell. Haha that’s the hottest and most humid month. Great time to have a birthday, right? Lol I never got to do any fun outdoorsy stuff on my birthday as a kid because it was too hot, I always got really annoyed about it.
        I plan to try and avoid that song as much as possible, but I have a feeling more than a few people will sing it to me! Haha. But if I drink enough, I’ll probably end up singing it, loudly, and not very well. Lmao.
        I’m all for staying outside of town, I do that all the time, its insane how much cheaper you can live when you’re just a little ways outside the city limits most places.
        My email is alexisnelson18@gmail.com, so you can save it now so I don’t forget to give it to you. 🙂
        Don’t tempt me! Haha, I’d join you in a heart beat if I had the money and didn’t have to go to school.

        Liked by 1 person

      43. Sounds good will do ;). Ah haha damn it! Oh well nothing shorts and a t won’t fix for a few hours haha. Hahahahaha eh why not? I played welcome to new York when we were driving through it hahah. Definitely, boston is WICKED expensive. Like 350$ a night. Who the fuckkk csn afford that haha. Sounds good;).

        That’s why I waiting on going back to school lol

        Liked by 1 person

      44. Hahaha I like Welcome to New York more than 22, so that one would be something I’d play lol. Its so catchy! That’s crazy expensive! The company I’m interviewing with right now has branches all over the US and there’s one in Boston, but if its as crazy to live there as you say it is, I may have to cross that one off the list of potential places to relocate to in the future lol. I’ve always wanted to check out other places in the US and move out of Missouri when I got older. I feel like it would be fun to make a life somewhere else, and have a city full of people I love to come home to. 🙂
        So did you do anything exciting today?

        Like

      45. Yeah it is, waaaay too much!! Oh word, that’s awesome. Well taxachussetts is a super expensive state. That’s not it’s nick name for nothin lol. Hell yeah, that’s what I plan on doing while traveling. Today, I went to busch gardens in virginia. So fun!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      46. Hahaha I’ve never heard that nick name actually, but coming from the midwest where everything is INFINITELY cheaper than on the coasts or in the south, I’m sure I’d get a bit of a shock.
        I’ve been contemplating living in Minnesota recently. Well, you’ve seen the pictures I took, its a gorgeous place, and close to Canada for little getaways. It could be perfect for me, who knows, I’ve got loads of time to decide where I want to be. I’m banking on at least 6 or 7 years before I really settle down in one place to live. 🙂 I’ll still travel forever though. 🙂
        I’ve always wanted to go to Busch Gardens, I hear it’s fantastic!
        I’ve actually been sick all day, so it’s just been me, my bed, and Netflix. Ridiculously boring and sad and just blah, all day long haha.

        Like

      47. Haha well that’s us! They get us on everything. It’s pitiful, and really?! Damn that’s good to know! How much does gas cost out there? Hell yeah I’d move out there, those pictures were so nice!! And yeah busch gardens is sooooo fun, damn that sucks! I love netflix, don’t have cable. So it works out good

        Like

      48. It’s all relatively cheap to live. I think the midwest has the lowest cost of living in the entire country, but don’t quote me on that haha. Here where I live in Missouri for instance, is well below the national average for cost of living, especially in housing. You can get a lot more for a lot less here. (I’d insert a thumbs up emoji here if I could lol). I don’t have cable either, we got rid of it about a year ago, and I hardly even notice. I use Netflix, the internet, and my friend’s HBOGO account and I’m all set haha. 🙂
        It’s okay, I’ll survive. I’m a pretty big baby when I’m sick though lol.
        I’m jealous, it sounds like you’ve had so much fun today!

        Like

      49. I think boston is one of the most expensive. That is so awesome!!! We hardly have towns like that here. And me either, I never watch tv. Hahah, and yes. This has been a very good trip for us!

        Liked by 1 person

      50. Well I’m happy for you, everyone needs a really nice vacation every once in a while! Boston definitely seems pretty pricey. I like to look at houses in different parts of the US on an app on my iPad and its crazy how much more expensive it gets in some places.

        Like

      51. Honestly everything haha. I’m currently four seasons into Law and Order SVU lol. I feel like I’ve watched everything on Netflix haha have any recommendations? 🙂 What are you up to?

        Like

      52. Haha I’ve seen every episode, but it is good enough to rewatch! I love Criminal Minds as well, I’ve seen every episode waaaaayyyy too many times.
        Hahahahaha well, what ever keeps you entertained I suppose! Lmao, I don’t have balls, so I wouldn’t know if it’s comfortable to do that or not lol. I’m with you on the Friends part though, love that show! 😀

        Like

      53. Haha well this is the first time I’ve watched tv since January or febuary so I haven’t seen much episodes. Hahaha well you asked ;), and yes its pretty comfortable haha. yes it is a wicked good show!

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Thanks for the Like on my blog. Reading yours I can see why “Over the Mountain, Across the Sea’ would hit home. The advice from your friend about your blog is golden. That’s a good friend. I lived in the States for almost 70 years before I left. Don’t be scared off by the admin hassles if you want to live somewhere else. You will find a way. Go for it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement, I really appreciate it! I don’t often hear people telling me to stick with it or that it will all work out, so its really refreshing to hear it from you and I am thankful for that!

      Like

  11. Thanks for the like on my poem Lexie, of course I had to pop on over here and have a look at your blog which is a great wee read! I particularly like the irony that I read this post while lying in bed drinking my own cup of tea and eating toast, albeit on a cold and wet NZ winters day – what a good way to start the day!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Hi Lexie, thanks for following my blog.

    Daydreams about the future are fun, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past few years, it’s that the future doesn’t often look the same as we imagine.

    As a cottage-dweller myself (in an English village), I think your dreams of a sweet little cottage are lovely. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Tekst Klopotowskiego jest interesujÄ…cy i ważny co do opisu stanu rzeczy i zależnoÅ›ci natomiast innÄ… rzeczÄ… jest zestaw porad jakie KÅ‚opotowski sugeruje nam. I o tym należy pamiÄ™tać.Nie ma , co już przy innej okazji KÅomo‚tpwskieou zarzucaÅ‚em, żadnych nieowoÅ‚alnych determinant historycznych , TINA nie istnieje.

    Like

  14. Dessa killar är givna mi-dtternkaniidaser i Måna Sahlins nästa såsse-regering. De ska då tillsammans med Måna intensifiera invasionen av främlingar, de ska slå sönder samhället i atomer och de ska våldta de jävla svennarna. Då får vi det kulturella korsdrag vi förtjänar. De har sått vind och de ska skörda storm.

    Like

  15. Are you serious, I thought the exact same thing about YOU!! I hope yo8&2u#17;re right – I hope in admitting it publicly, it’ll be some kind of stepping stone on learning how to fix it…

    Like

  16. Having watched every minute of every episode, I can tell you that it is more about practical know-how and much less about doofusry. The contestants have done some amazing work in the last few episodes that I doubt most proasesionfl handymen would be able to handle in the time constraint.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s