Somewhere Near The Airport

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Okay so where I went today wasn’t on my initial list of 4 spots, but I was anxious to get wandering so I improvised and chose somewhere a little easier, closer, and free-er. My best friend Shelby and I went to the Thomas A. Dixon Jr. Aircraft Observation Park, or better known as Friendship Park, which I think is much more appropriate.

By the way, I’ve also decided to use this project as a way to reconnect/spend time with friends and family. More often than not my friends and I will try desperately to come up with something to do. We either give up, say, “Welp there is nothing to do,” and don’t even end up getting together, or we settle for drinks at The Greene Turtle where we always go. I know some of my friends are considering moving away from our hometown, so might as well take advantage of it while we can.

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Anyway, we took a delicious lunch of Five Guys Burgers and Fries to the little observation area, grabbed a bench, and watched as the planes came in. It was a cloudy day and we got lost on our way there. Just a heads up, when it looks like you are about to hit a plane with your car, you have arrived.

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Pictures was the name of the game today. We tried to position ourselves into the perfect selfie with the landing planes. Every time we saw a plane coming in we would shout, “We got a live one!” or my personal favorite, “This one is literally coming in for a landing!”

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It was a simple day of simple wandering, but it was wonderful. I could tell there was a moment of hesitation when I told my friend what we would be doing today. It’s not an activity or a place that one usually jumps at the chance to do. But to our surprise the day was filled with laughter and excitement.

Until the next time and place!

Erin

Hopeless Wanderer


I just finished reading All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Ugh. Besides the fact that it was gut-wrenching and heartbreaking, it was the best book I’ve read in a long time. Not only did the book provide an entire new outlook on mental illness, it also inspired me to wander around my own state (and surrounding states) and experience what this world has to offer.

Since I graduated college my life has consisted of laziness and job applications. I’ll apply for jobs, then immediately get discouraged and go into a cocoon of Netflix. I desperately want a job, but while I’m searching for that perfect position why waste all this free time?

So I did some research and here are a few awesome sounding places within driving distance to start with:

1. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

2. Clarks Elioak Farm and The Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Maryland

3. Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton, Maryland

4. Hampton National Historic Site in Towson, Maryland

Let the wandering begin!

Erin

P.S. My juice cleanse lasted only a few hours in case anyone was interested.

Return From Vacation Bloats

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As I predicted, four days in Disney World was not nearly enough time. I had an amazing time with my family and as a result I want to move there forever. There is something about Disney World that just makes me happy. I could probably sit on a bench in Magic Kingdom all day and feel completely content with my life. There really is something completely magical about being there and I could feel it every second.

Specifically where I could feel the happiness was in the immense amount of food I consumed over the past four days. Everything from hot dogs to falafels to cheeses in France. Everything was so delicious and I don’t regret a bite, but now I need to do something about it.

Juice cleanses are a thing, right? I was recently watching an interview with One Direction and Harry Styles was talking about juice cleansing after being on tour:

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Harry, that is exactly how I feel. So I will be attempting a juice cleanse to feel less gross after consuming the entire Epcot menu. It will probably last a day.

Wish me luck!

Erin

The Night Before Disney World

This image released by Disney shows fireworks punctuating the sky at the grand opening celebration at the Cinderella Castle for the New Fantasyland attraction at the Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The new attraction is the largest expansion at the Magic Kingdom. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I will be boarding a plane to Orlando, Florida. FINALLY. Although I am only going to be in Disney World for 4 short days, I feel like I am packing my bags and moving to the most magical place on Earth forever.

I haven’t always loved Disney World. When I was a rebellious teenager I probably would have scoffed at anyone who openly loved Disney. I cringe thinking about that time in my life. Then, during my 4 years in college I obviously realized that everything that has to do with Disney is amazing and I would try to visit the most magical place on this world as many times as I possibly could.

There is so much to do and see in Disney World, so on the night before my departure I would like to share with you my Disney World bucket list for the trip I am about to embark on.

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1. Eat the most delicious pancakes in the universe (my diet starts when I return from vacation).

2. Eat everything else available (I’m serious about that diet though).

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3. Rekindle my love affair with Tigger. In this picture we are clearly hugging. He wouldn’t let go of me when I tried to end our hug. That’s how I know it’s real.

4. See something having to do with Frozen. I know all the lines for Frozen-related attractions will be 100 minutes long, but maybe I’ll get lucky and get to meet Anna and Elsa.

5. Drink (somewhat) around the world. I’ve never been to Disney World as a 21-year-old and I would like to experience Epcot the way it was meant to be experienced.

6. Try not to cry when watching the Wishes fireworks at Magic Kingdom.

Wish me luck!!

Erin

Welcome To The Real World

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Hello again blog!

The last two months of my life have been the absolute craziest. After completing all of my final projects and receiving excellent feedback from my professors, I graduated from college. What? It still doesn’t feel real. Basically because I don’t know what real is.

My entire life up to now has revolved around school. Even when school was out for the summer or winter break, it was always in the near future. Relatives and friends would ask me how school was going or if I was looking forward to the upcoming semester or if I was enjoying my break. Now all of that has disappeared and I don’t know what to expect.

It is scary, I guess. But for the most part I’m just curious. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do with my life. On the contrary though, I do know that I do not want to settle. So many of my friends are itching to get a job and accept the first offer they receive, but I am certainly not one of them. I want to do something I am passionate about and be proud of what I am putting out into the world. I want to be creative and challenge myself every day. Unfortunately, I haven’t found an entry level job that meets those requirements yet.

Until I find a job that I am really interested in or a craft that I am really passionate about pursing, I will focus on figuring out all things life.

In the mean time, I’m excited to write on this blog again 🙂

Bye for now!

Erin