As we approach the celebration of America’s independence, I am reminded that I need to really make it a priority to explore more places across the United States. From the terrain, people, climate, and beyond, this is truly a unique and diverse country. Throughout my twenties, I spent more time traveling to far away places, and I began my initiative to explore America by taking the time to appreciate the little things during my last work trip.
With only a few hours to explore ahead of a day filled with meetings, I decided to get my first real glimpse of the city looking down from Willis Tower. With a bunch of different checklists and other stresses circulating in my head, it was nice to take a deep breath and discover the beauty of a new city.
I highly recommend going in the evening, as watching the sun set over Chicago was an incredibly peaceful experience. So peaceful, perhaps, that a decided to do a little impromptu yoga prompting some bizarre stares and a few smiles from some visiting monks…yes, I managed to bond with touring monks.
Bloggers have a tendency to post super chic traveling pictures with their sky-high heels and full blown makeup and hair. I’m all about comfort with a little ridiculousness. When security came over to me, I thought they were going to admonish me for the yoga, but they instead asked where I found my “crazy parka”. So, I thought I should share my outfit details.
Crazy Parka–>Alice & Olivia
After watching the sun set, I wondered aimlessly (10 miles according my my trusted iWatch), and discovered a bunch of randomness. The perfect cure for stress, I must say.
For my fellow Americans, I hope you all have a wonderful July 4 holiday ahead. If you’re not visiting from the States, I hope you take some time during the summer to explore new places and ideas. I would love to hear all about it!
“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.” –Roman Payne
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