Monday, January 17, 2011

{Scotland} part one: the kind of happiness you thought only existed in books & dreams.

prelude:
This song just came on my pandora as I began to type this post. Life is crazy beautiful like that sometimes. The little coincidences & signs from above that remind us to smile, remind us we are exactly where we are supposed to be... though we find ourselves sometimes itching to escape.

It's really difficult to put into words how amazing my trip was.  I honestly could not have asked for a better time... & I met the most wonderful people. - I was finally able to meet my dear friend Helen & share many laughs together in person. My heart was stuffed to the brim with complete & utter happiness.  A happiness that you forget is possible.  A happiness you wish was easily bottled up & could be shared with everyone you know.

The above photos are from my many walks exploring Glasgow.  Those moments of exploring a completely foreign city, all by yourself, for hours on end not having any idea where you were going, or where you intended on going, are some of the best moments of your life.  I've never felt more brave & at peace then in those moments.

I wish my trip could have lasted forever - but for now I'll make due with the wonderful memories I made until I'm able to return... I have so much to share! 

xo-

I can't really say
Why everybody wishes they were somewhere else
But in the end, the only steps that matter
Are the ones you take all by yourself
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11 comments:

  1. oh i'm so excited you got to go! and that you're back! and that you had such a magical time! i loved scotland when i was there. i can't wait to see tons more photos!

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  2. LOVE! welcome back! i know EXACTLY what you mean about exploring an unknown city by yourself. it is probably one of the best feelings in the world. look forward to hearing more about your trip! xo

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  3. love, i've missed you so much! <3 and i am so so happy that you had such a lovely, wonderful time there. i sure wish i was there! the architecture is beautiful. (: loves!
    XO

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  4. ha ok first of all, i had this huge sweet comment prepared but then i read the boycott american women comment and i got sidetracked!! lol anyways... this is precious, you are precious and im so glad you had a great time:) that happiness is so special so to treasure it so much like you do is very important!

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  5. What lovely photos! Sounds like you had a fabulous time Anna! That Is wonderful! Memories to be cherished forever!!

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  6. Welcome back, we missed you here. I am happy you'd a great time and enjoyed your stay!

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  7. Wandering unknown cities by yourself is just the most awesome thing ever invented.
    Glad go have you back here and happy you had a great time (though I didn't expect anything else) :)

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  8. Looks like you had a spectacular trip! The pics are beautiful!

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  9. this is so so so very perfect, my dear! so glad you got to experience how amazing it is to travel by yourself! i am a bit addicted. i've been to chicago, boston and nyc by myself and san fran is next on the schedule for next month and i'm so so so excited. i love how you feel so at peace and so independent. and if you want to eat at the same restaurant 3 days in a row, that's also another perk :)

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  10. How lovely. I am now in love with that song. :)

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  11. I'm so glad you're back! And that you had a good time! Lovely photos as well. Tell us more! How about a portrait of the friend you stayed with? Oh, maybe you did that before you left and I missed it? Embarrassed now. Good to have you back on the blog, anyway! Keep posting!

    Love,
    A.

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