Oceans and Vibes (The Evolution Of “C”)
I decided to start blogging about the places I visit, the things I see and the people I meet. I’ve had some amazing adventures these past few years. Some moments have been epic, colorful while some have been low key and laid back.
None of these moments have been boring or uneventful though! Different places bring different emotions, vibes and unlike a lot of people I meet I got a “late start.”
I didn’t grow up going on annual family trips. Most out of town trips were church related or visiting family but never the “we are going to Florida for spring break” type of ordeal. Traditional has never been my thing, it’s just not a common theme in my life and I’m totally ok with that! As an adult I’ve created little quirky traditions of my own.
I’d never even been on a plane until a week before my 25th birthday. My cousin introduced me to a world outside of my small, Indiana, Midwest scenery. My first plane ride was to Norfolk to spend a few months with her, her husband and kids in VA Beach in 2012. I was sheltered, somewhat shy and broken overall at that time. On my 25th birthday I saw the ocean for the time, it was breathtaking and even overwhelming! I ended up spending the last couple weeks of that summer in North Carolina with an aunt, very quiet and rural type of surroundings.
I came home in the fall of 2012 and I was RESTLESS to say the least. I didn’t “fit” in here anymore, my mind and heart just were not connected at all. My sister, my best friend and I started plotting about moving to Indianapolis which is about a two hour drive from my hometown. It was a big decision to leave my grandparents home, the shelter of everything I knew but I knew that I needed to venture out. Indianapolis was a wake up call, it was where I grew up emotionally/mentally. Being two hours away from home may not seem like much to some but it is a BIG change... especially in a city that is much larger, busier and louder than what you’re accustomed to. I worked my first “big girl” job with benefits, my own office for a short period of time and took a bus/public transportation to get back and forth. I met some amazing people and I also met some awful people during my 3 1/2 years there.
I’ve shared the reasons why I came home many times on this platform so I won’t go into that. After a couple years of grieving the loss of my Grandfather, I found solace and joy in traveling. Quick weekend get aways, random concert ventures, long house sitting stay etc, I just found such joy in jumping on a plane! I have had some very awesome adventures these past couple years so I want to start sharing ALL of my excursions, get aways and fun with the world. The “evolution of C” is about my evolvement, my growth and journey through my 30’s. I wrote, edited and published two books from my blogs in my 20’s and I would like to do the same with this decade. I cannot wait to share my joys, triumphs and adventures with YOU!