Good morning, sweet friends!
I greet you from the beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina this morning and I could not be more thrilled.

Today marks one year since my granmom passed away and when I realized I would be away from home on not only the day she passed away, but her birthday too(which is the same day) I was hesitant to go. I debated postponing the trip a week, then I realized I would be spending her birthday just the way she would have wanted me to- Traveling.

It is no secret on this blog that I love to travel.  I love to experience different cultures and ultimately live in different ways.  My belief is that traveling teaches you things about yourself that you sometimes never knew, and certainly would have never learned sitting behind a desk at an 8 to 5.

In this chapter of my life there are a few realities that some might think I need to change, or might even want to change for me.  I see them as blessings.

I am single.
I live with my parents.
I am a saver.
I live in a small town.
I am a homebody, especially during the week.

To me, all of those equal one beautiful thing which allows me to travel and gives me a passion to travel.

My granmom is someone that I grew up looking up to my entire life.  Now that she is gone, I just look up to her even more.  I imagine following in her footsteps, and traveling is one way I can do that.  She was a traveler and in her singleness after my grandfather passed away she traveled.  I like to think I am just picking up where she left off.

So where is the next trip going to be?  Only God knows, and I can't wait for him to bring me along! One thing I do know is that we have a birthday to celebrate today, and you better believe Katie and I will be finding a sweet treat to celebrate with!


Stephanie said…
Aww... Thinking of you, sweet Lauren! I enjoyed reading your post and enjoy your time away.

Hugs to you!