Growing up in a small country far, far, far, from North America, but one that still beams in a ton of US pop culture is an experience that's difficult to describe to anyone who doesn't know immediately what I mean. But it's a thing – growing up watching TV, movies, and reading books referencing all these products, foods, shops, brands & experiences that are everyday to most Americans, but not available where you are. It's definitely the history which drives my relentless heckling of my boyfriend to provide for me an "American Experience" whenever we are in the country visiting. Last time, which thanks to this pandemic was actually all the way back in 2019! I managed to experience my first visit to IHOP & Waffle House, much to his dismay. Yes, I get how essentially *bad* these things are, and also I'm super sensitive to HFCS so actually both these experiences contributed to making me ill after :( So probably won't be doing them again! But, it was still pretty fun to experience these "US" things for myself that I'd only known from TV.
Sunny Caribbean beach days with my favourite . It’s been such a nice week so far celebrating good school results, an endless stream of exciting travel plans and finally getting out on the road together for more than a fleeting vacation. The sunburn wasn’t ideal.. but the rest has been pretty idyllic. I would not be opposed to just stopping and living here, it’s paradise
day 38 I’m grateful for art everywhere reminding me of the all the talented people, and the beauty that exists around each corner of the world having all the time in the world to contemplate what’s important having freedom and planning my life, my journeys, my adventures, and the things I want to pursue the empathy I feel and how that drives me to care and love and want to create change amazing spoken word poets and how damn talented they are at writing like that wonderful cafes and delicious açai bowls free days to do as much (or as little) as I want and as always, everyday, the people who bring meaning to my everyday “We cant always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it”