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The Good, the bad and the Ugly // of traveling

For many of you who follow me on social media whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or here on the blog I often post a lot about the different trips I take. I love telling my story through images.

Although I love traveling, and exploring new & old places. It isn’t rainbows and butterflies all the time. Today I want to share about some of the less than picture perfect times during these adventures.

Like the time I was packing for an 11 day road trip and forgot to take my extra Canon camera battery or charger. Luckily I had my cell phone camera and charger. I mainly used that to take photos and tried to conserve my Canon camera battery life for more intentional photos. It worked out great, until I got back home and accidentally deleted every image off my cellphone before they were backed up! I lost 11 days of images, plus a week prior too! It was painful to say the least.

Or the time I thought something was wrong with my tooth/mouth because it was super sensitive while traveling, so I went to a dentist only for them to tell me nothing was wrong with my mouth. To find out four weeks later that I have severe ear infection that now makes my whole jaw and face hurt. I am currently on antibiotics and lots of pain medication. 

Things don’t always go as planned and I don’t always share those details, simply because I don’t want to dwell on it. But I also don’t want to be misleading that my life is on point all the time!

Our cruise we recently returned from (which I will be posting about soon!!) was wonderful, however, I did feel some motion sickness from time to time and no appetite at all! Knowing now that I actually had a bad ear infection could have been a leading cause to the discomfort on the ship. Or that our one on shore excursion was canceled due to rain so we stayed on the ship, and I was bummed to be missing out on exploring the island.

The main reason I don’t share these things on social media and I try not to mention them (in too much detail) when I’m asked how my trip went is simply because I need to focus on the good. I am a pessimistic individual; I will say it time and time again; I am a pessimist. I prefer to call myself a realist, though. I’m not trying to chalk my life up to something it’s not, and I don’t want people to think my life is perfect. By focusing on the good I can control how I react to things and guide my emotions a little better. So why am I sharing this now? Because I think it’s important that people know I’m human, I’m real and my life isn’t this grand slide show of smiles, laughs, and giggles

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