I love traveling. I mean it in such a way that when I start making reservations and sitting down to make my to do list, I feel like my flight is already tomorrow. I even love packing and making sure everything is organize and has everyone’s name on it. But let me say that I am not crazy adventurous either, I will not jump off a cliff or do anything that will make me nervous. I am really a simple person, I love sightseeing and just discovering my new environment. Even sitting down to have coffee and chocolate on a different place makes me happy. My husband is my total opposite and I think that creates balance and sometimes misunderstanding that can be easily fixed. But I think what I am really trying to say is I just love the feelings and memories that traveling gives me.
Before I give you the impression that family trips is a breeze, it is not. It is truly challenging and believe it or not I have prayed every minute to assure myself that everything will be okay. I would like to complain that traveling is extra hard with kids, but busy New York just won’t stop inspiring me. It reminds me so much of a place where I grew up. It’s crowded, everything seems to spell h-a-r-d-w-o-r-k but everyone is surviving. It reminds me so much of my old self. So, here I am writing and sharing the things that made my trip easier and worth it.
The coffee shop that had a library. I don’t think I need to explain where the inspiration is coming from. It is just as simple as I love coffee and sitting down with a book. It transport me to a different place, it makes me forget the bad things and later on when I come back I have a different look on things.
The busy Times square. It was truly crowded and with 2 kids I don’t know how we survived. But looking at every corner you will see a lot of families with little ones traveling together, which is very comforting. But what really got to me is I suddenly remember my college self walking in the crowded side walk in my university. The 18 year old Vanessa who laughs on every hard lesson, failed test and break up. It’s funny how it reminded me that I can laugh on anything because I can be strong if I choose to.
The picture perfect boat ride to the statue of liberty. How can I not be inspired by such a beautiful sight. I felt like I have a gigantic post card right in front of me. It was breathtaking. All I could say to God is thank you for this opportunity. Being grateful just lifts my spirit and recharge me from the everyday stress of being a mom.
The Skyscrapers. Reach for your dreams it says. Nothings is impossible. Just always look up and find what you are looking for. I am usually embarrass to look up on buildings, it’s not like I have not seen it before but I just can’t stop myself. I think I had my mouth open too at how amazing it is. I must be on daze, every single building seems to have it’s own character and it just won’t stop letting me know where I am right now.
As I have said I love traveling. It was one of my favorite thing to do, even a taxi ride from our house to the mall or park while the rain is pouring outside gives me a wonderful feeling back then. But now, it’s just a peaceful place for me, away from the daily stress that life gives me. It actually makes me love more what I do everyday as a mom and wife, I guess everybody needs a little time out once in a while.