Community Spirit // Earlier this week Kate @travelfordifferenceblog asked the big question “Why are you on instagram?” .
The short answer of my reply was: “I simply get excited to share great things I see or learn as maybe my discovery will be helpful, make someone smile, or give them the opportunity to look at a part of the world they otherwise wouldn’t see”.
This tiny community library is the perfect example of the type of discoveries I get excited about. A simple little act of kindness that gives back, brings a smile to people’s faces and proves community spirit is still alive and well in many corners of our world. ❊ “If sharing the lessons I learn has a positive impact on just one person then this space has been a success and well worth the time I invest in it.”🌿 .
Now it’s your turn. What makes you show up here on Instagram - or any social media platform for that matter? How do you balance your activity in this time consuming space? And, while you’re here, if you know anything about little free libraries could you please fill me in because, it seems our little girl now has her heart set on building our own ... 📚 #2018Rediscover#littlelibrary#communitylibrary#littlefreelibrary
Sunrise beach walks bring me joy. Quant cafes with soy milk lattes and outdoor seating for my dog bring me comfort. Seeking mindfulness everyday in these peaceful moments, my moments, before the rest of the world wakes up.
In total, I have discovered three states on my trip to the United States of America: California, Nevada and Utah and I have visited more than five big cities. First on the list and the city where we were flying into was the City of Angels, Los Angeles. It's a city in California on the west side of the United States. Most know Los Angeles as a glamorous city with many celebrities, glitter and parties, and dream seekers. This right here is the famous Santa Monica Pier. As you can see, I didn’t really have the best weather conditions last month. However, I really liked visiting this popular attraction. Tomorrow, I’m publishing a post on Mostly Abroad on the other things you should definitely do/know/see when you’re in Los Angeles.
——— In totaal heb ik drie staten ontdekt tijdens mijn reis naar de Verenigde Staten van Amerika: Californië, Nevada en Utah en ik heb meer dan vijf grote steden bezocht. Eerst op de lijst en de stad waar we invlogen was de stad der Engelen, Los Angeles. Het is een stad in Californië aan de westkant van de Verenigde Staten. De meesten kennen Los Angeles als een glamoureuze stad met veel beroemdheden, glitter en feestjes en droomzoekers. Dit hier is de beroemde Santa Monica Pier. Zoals je kunt zien, had ik vorige maand niet echt de beste weersomstandigheden. Ik vond het echter erg leuk om deze populaire attractie te bezoeken. Morgen publiceer ik een post op Mostly Abroad over de andere dingen die je zeker moet doen/weten/zien wanneer je in Los Angeles bent. ———
Ever since I moved to New York City (and even after I moved away!), I’ve done a long solo walk down Fifth Avenue to see all of the festivities: the crazy intricate windows at Bergdorf Goodman, the tree at Rockefeller Center, all of the colored lights and snowflakes and baubles. The trick is to go as early as possible to beat the crowds, and to treat yourself to a decadent City Bakery hot chocolate afterwards ✨🎄✨
South Africa was where I fell in love with the world. Really, that’s it. It opened my eyes to so much, it changed the way I see myself, and it completely shifted the course my life was headed on. I will forever be thankful for that 〰️