Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Start of a Journey

A couple weeks ago when I left the blog on hiatus, I had needed to care of some personal things going on in my life.  While I was away, I was staying with my sister (a Peace Corps volunteer) who lives in the countryside of the Dominican Republic.  This was no vacation, my friends.

I'm talking no running water, spotty electricity, and I never once made it to the beach.  It was serious business.

When I left, I was feeling an overwhelming sense of urgency to make, do, create, and come back renewed.

The difference in atmosphere was incredibly inspirational, and the sounds, sights, and colors were magical.

Leaving Chicago for a while was the best coincidence that could have ever happened to me.

Because of the slower pace of life, I was able to concentrate on creating and planning things for when I would return back to the states.  Because internet was out of the question and I was getting antsy with things that I wanted/needed to get back to, I had returned with this incredible energy and eagerness to start.


  1. I'm glad to hear you were able to get so much accomplished - sometimes getting away is the best thing to do :)

  2. thats awesome rachel. It is so necessary to get out of this hectic life and get back to basics to get your mind right. Glad you were inspired!

  3. THAT IS AWESOME. I am so happy for you. You are inspirational!

  4. I'm glad to hear such positivity. Glad your trip was as 'magical' as you say it was.

    Can't wait for you to write/blog about what you came up with!

  5. Thanks so much guys! The trip was great in so many ways. Looking forward to (slowly) sharing what came out of it.

    @Amanda Double thanks to you for the support. Glad to provide a little inspiration to your day in my own little way :)