Anecdotes

Waking up in a new place.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up in a new place. It is a time so full of possibilities, where anything is possible and the world is at it’s most perfect.

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The balcony of my little Airbnb in Kauai provided me with the perfect place to relax and adjust to island time.

It is exciting to arrive in a new city, for sure. The descent of the plane into a brand new land brings out a feeling of excitement in me that I seldom feel at other times. That being said, it is when I wake up in the morning on my first full day in a new place that truly feels magical. Due to time zones and jet lag, I’m often up in time to see the sunrise, which is something I basically never see at home.

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The view of Grote Kerk Cathedral from my hotel window in Haarlem, Netherlands.

The world is a quieter, more welcoming place. I look out the window and see a beautiful sunrise over an entirely new place. It’s pure joy. It is at this moment that I have gotten rested and refreshed, and yet my entire adventure is still ahead of me that all feels right with the world. I take a moment to just sit in the window or on the balcony, if I have one, and just enjoy the moment in time. I sip coffee, slowly, and listen to the sounds of where I am. It might be birds chirping or it might be car horns honking, but whatever it is, it is an entirely unique sound to where I am. My husband has an uncanny ability to sleep in whenever we arrive somewhere new, so this is usually a solitary activity, and something I deeply cherish.

What is your favorite thing about waking up in a new place?

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Mornings in our beautiful cabin in Southern Utah.


Daily Post: Morning.

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