Instagram Review: Winter 2015

The weather is turning quite warm again and I realized that I have quite reflected on the joys of winter. While the colder weather slows the world down a bit, it appears that it revitalized my sense of exploration, especially in urban settings.

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I brought in the Chinese New Year of the goat/sheep/ram (I still have no idea which one it actually is) setting out on more solo adventures. I took the streets exploring on my own and taking more time for myself. The New Year brought about a new way of thinking: Taking time for myself shouldn’t be a luxury, but a necessity.

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So I set out to find moments, not places; engagements, not people.

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I found international book exhibits, newborns at the zoo, and Le Petit Prince.

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I stumbled upon moments of connection, clarity, whimsy.

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In all, I found the adult in me, but I also released the child.  It was a winter wonderland of wanderings and wondering.

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Not at all a baaaad start to the year!

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Find more about my adventures on Instagram (@BackpacksAbroad)

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One thought on “Instagram Review: Winter 2015”

  1. “Taking time for myself shouldn’t be a luxury, but a necessity.” This is so true! I try to take time for myself every week, at least a couple hours. It has made me a more sane and happier person. Happy Chinese new year. 🙂

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