Multiple cities, over a course of many days, mixing work with pleasure and blogging on the side, has truly made me realize that I have so much to be thankful for. Being away has made me grateful for the place I call home, even though my apartment is small and New Orleans can have a bad reputation, the place I call home is mine and is filled with things I love and daily reminders of how fortunate I am. Work is work, but has presented so many amazing opportunities, and has allowed me to fill my home and life with those objects and items I love. And for blogging, well I think it’s what keeps me sane, and is paving the way for me to explore places I may have never gone before.
Over this past weekend I was able to attend Texas Style Council in Austin, and was overwhelmed by the amount of self-driven bloggers and small business owners all with one mission, to find and follow your passion. I leave Austin filled with inspiration, from blog ideas to living life more passionately. So even though I may huff and puff about getting up for work, or experience frustrations with traveling I am truly grateful for the experiences which life has brought my way. Even more thankful for the support of family and friends and those I have met on the journey! So back to New Orleans I go, with many photos and lots of laundry to sort through.
*all photos taken by me