The City of Constant Change


Old City will always have certain memories for me. I will hold the memories of walking down its streets, underage, with a liquor blush warming my cheeks. Holding onto my friends as we laughed about the events that had just unfolded.

I will remember my birthday when a dear friend went shopping with me in Center City (against his wishes) and was determined to get me to The Ritz to see Wes Anderson’s new film. Our feet were so sore by the end of the night, practically yelling at us. Our broke asses didn’t have enough money for a round-trip on the subway and we ended up walking from Center City to old, racing against the clock. We learned that night that Center City is a lot more than 5 blocks from Old City, and we felt it the next day.

Two weeks I made a new memory in Old City. As I sat in front of Independence Hall in a nice shirt with my hair pinned back I realized something. The days of underage drinking, not having enough money for the subway, and being a teenager were over. As I sat there for my corporate interview I realized that this was a new path I was venturing down in life. These previous paths are not ones I regret, but hold dear to my heart.

Sitting on that bench in my dress clothes with a portfolio in hand made me realize I was becoming an adult. And, in that moment I felt excited.

I’m excited for what life brings me, for I know it has never been dull. As I watched people walk through the square I realized this was where i needed to be. If I got the job or not, I needed to be in this exact spot, this exact city. Philadelphia has made me realize a lot. It had me grow up, grow with some, and apart from others. It’s my place of constant change.

How will it change me now?

Hey There…

Greetings readers!

I’m stopping by to say that I am working on new content. It may seem like not much has been posted in the past few weeks, but work and job applications have been taking up most of my time. With that being said, I have not forgotten about you precious beings!

In the future you can keep an eye out for another post on traveling tips! Maybe a packing list, or even on which airlines I prefer to fly?

You can also keep an eye out for travel posts on Gaeta, Italy. This was a place I’ll never forget… But, you will have to keep your eyes peeled to find out why one night in this town will be a night I never forget!

These posts will be on the blog within the next week. Until then keep reading and traveling fellow bloggers!

Also, wasn’t that eclipse amazing? I was working, but I managed to sneak out and a customer let me use her awesome eclipse glasses! That’s a sight I’ll never forget seeing, I’m in awe!

Xoxoxo,

Jaimie

Me in my eclipse glasses, but really glasses I just found on the bar

Finding Beauty Everywhere: Back Alley

Every time we head to the pub everyone parks their cars in the same spot, walks the same alley way, and ends up at the same entrance.

It’s a force of habit. We have become so intertwined in the same cycle that nothing seems special about this trek to the bar.

As I was walking through the alley the other night, it occurred to me that this would be a great opportunity to seek out beauty. There had to be something beautiful about this walk, this spot of the town, that kept people coming from all over the country to see.

As I was walking I changed my point of view. Instead of looking down, making sure not to misstep, I looked up.

That’s when I saw the sunset reaching over the brick building. The bay window, that is as old as the town itself, overlooks those drinking below. String lights can be seen, indicating casual drinkers enjoying their evening. Even phone lines dice through the image, showing another era that is soon to be forgotten.

This photo shows so many eras in a single snapshot.

Even though I dread being trapped in a small town, I just have to search for that breathtaking moment and it makes me realize that this is a pretty spot. People travel here for a reason. It is beautiful.

Sometimes it’s hard to feel stuck in one place. But, a change of perspective is all you need to make that place bearable for another night.

Lovers in an English Garden

Hey there fellow travelers, readers, and bloggers! I am stopping by today to make a quick post (you will see more in a second) and to catch you up on some details in my life, after all this is a blog. So I know that I haven’t been the best this past week with posts, but within […]

Who Are You?

Do you ever just feel like good things are going to start coming your way? Life is looking up?

Well, I can feel it!

I want to know more about you guys as readers. What’s your favorite color, where do you like to travel, what do you like to eat!? Where have you traveled before, where do you want to go? What books do you like to read, are you in any book clubs, have you written any books? If so, I want to read them! Do you like to paint?

You are learning so much about me and yet I don’t know about you. Tell me about yourself in the comments.

Good vibes are coming your way!!

Enjoy your day, more traveling post are coming soon!

xoxoxo

Jaimie

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Update: Life Has Been Crazy, New Posts Coming Soon!

Hey there readers!

Thank you so much for the support you’ve been giving my blog, it means so much!

I just wanted to pop in and make a quick post letting you guys know that the past couple of days have been hectic with life. Work has been demanding and when I’m not working I feel like I’m submitting applications for jobs.

But, not to worry!

Tomorrow you can expect a bookish post on the blog. I feel bad I haven’t been doing any book related posts, but that should change soon.

I love everyone of you! Keep reading and doing what makes you happy!

Also, if you miss me too much you can always follow me on Twitter or Instagram. This way you can see my wacky self and get updates when new material is on the blog.

xoxoxo.

— Jaimie

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