Getting ready to leave on a trip to Savannah, Georgia, and I have piles of dresses and shoes lying around my room. I’ve been watching re-runs of Real Housewives of Atlanta, drinking tons of bedtime tea in the vain hope that I’ll settle down soon, and reading blogs like mad. So I thought I’d update my own while I was out there reading everyone else’s amazing content. Here’s a quick rundown of two key aspects of my life right now — personal development goals and travel.
Personal Development: I set a new goal for myself this week, based loosely on the title of that book I’ve never actually read, Never Eat Alone, because the title sums up the entirety of the book. The goal is: when I work from home, I will not eat alone. Or, at the very least, I will not have coffee on my own. Instead, I’m pushing myself out of my comfort zone and I’m going to set up some sort of fun coffee/lunch/breakfast/meetup plans with a new person or group each time I work from home. I usually work from home once a week, so I like that this goal is attainable without being too much pressure on myself to do something each and every day. I think this will do wonders for my inspiration and my perspective. I always enjoy hearing what other people do and why they love what they do, whether it be similar to what I do or not.
Travel: I am hitting the road again next week! I grow restless when I’m in one place sometimes, not because I’m bored in the place I’m in (San Francisco literally never bores me), but because being connected 24/7 constantly reminds me that there is so much else out there to see and do. So Savannah it is. I was born in Atlanta, but I have long been infatuated with Savannah. I mean, look at this photograph. Heck, look at the entire gallery by Harwell Photography that this photo is borrowed from. It’s stunning:
Savannah sounds like the perfect break from all the non-boredom of San Francisco right now. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my world of work, close friends, Joshua, my cats, and 3 online classes at once that I forget to take a break and enjoy walking and watching things happen around me. Sometimes it isn’t necessary to partake. Sometimes you don’t need to Tweet about it (okay, okay, that’s not true…). Sometimes it’s okay to take things in. I once lived that philosophy, so I plan to go back south from whence I came and live it again, even if it’s just for one week.