I am the first one awake in the condo this morning. This is a strange occurrence. Typically, I’m the family member who sleeps the longest during vacations, and to add onto that, I haven’t gotten out out of bed this early all summer. So why am I awake?
When I checked my phone for the time this morning (8:34 am), there was a notification from my Twitter account (@tripsishere), from one of my very best friends. She publicly declared that she read my post from last night and made an account so that she could like it and get notifications when I post my next one. Besides the fact that this makes me miss her terribly (she’s currently jet setting around the world- Hawaii, Washington D.C., and Scotland), it made me want to get up and start thinking of things to write for my, now, three followers, none of which, if I may add, are my family members. (Please excuse my excessive comma use. I love commas the same way I love potato chips.) (Also, while I’m also exceeding the standard quantity of parentheses, why hasn’t my family followed me yet?)
Sitting outside on the balcony listening to the crashing waves, I came up with a list of topics that I could blog about. While I was musing about how cliche the whole scene was, I got distracted and came up with a list of cliche places that I have written at, which includes but is not limited to:
1) a balcony
2) coffee shops
3) the library
4) a park bench
5) train tracks
6) a swing set
7) the beach
8) my roof
And then I got to thinking about the places that I want to write at:
1) inside and outside the Louvre
2) a train hurtling through the countryside
3) a mountain cabin with a cup of hot chocolate
4) sitting peacefully in a canoe
5) my future college campus
6) a mossy log in a forest
7) a small cottage in rainy England
8) a Danish castle (Elsinore would be sweet, but I could settle for something else)
Now that I have convinced you that I am a romantic list-maker with an affinity for commas, I will say my goodbyes with many thanks to my friend Grace for inspiring me to get out of bed so early and also for helping me build a giant fort in my room the other day. Two “adults” in a fort watching movies and eating gummy bears and chips all day? If I had to make a list of things that are better than that, it would be a short one.
Have a lovely day!