[August 31st, 2015]
How witty am I this morning? Bet you didn't know I had a knack for rhymes, eh? :)
Another weekend has come and gone, and with it so have our beautiful plants.
Yesterday, a new British friend came by to give both the banana tree + fig leaf a new home in Brooklyn. We'll miss them so!...but it's also so great to know that the trees will move in together...there's the cue: two leaves of a feather...
Now that they are out of here I realize how much magic they added to this space. Aside from the scientific aspect of cleaner air, it's so very true that plants are the easiest way to warm up a room and give it some life. I'm praying that the loft still looks as desirable to rent even in these stripped-down stages. Maybe we'll hand out cards with our site so that potential renters have proof that we really beautified this space while we were in it because now, well...it's looking a little questionable :)
On a happy note, our siblings came over yesterday to go through the 9 bags of clothing we no longer need. And they ended up leaving with almost all of it! INSANE. Admittedly though, we did go a little nuts in getting rid of some stuff — there were many things in there that were just a single-wear away from being brand-new. My sister kept saying that it felt like shopping without the money part. Ah, that must be nice! :)
We also got a bit ahead of ourselves this weekend and applied for TSA-approved status and Global Entry. Traveling with my parents every year (who are, quite frankly, in a different country almost every month), we've watch how easy it is for them to get through customs and U.S. security—like it's no big-thang. We follow them with puppy eyes as they fly on through the queues, and we're stuck in the hour-long lines. So, by the time we start traveling the world a year or so from now there won't be a customs officer or TSA employee to stop us! :)
Before we all get on with our Monday, I also want to mention that we learned that this nomadic lifestyle—at least for a period of time—isn't just a story for us to tell. It's also something that many others have embarked on in one form or another and it's so inspiring to hear about!
A friend this weekend told us about another couple who decided to do something similar at the beginning of this year. They opened a site called thejuicingnomads.com and traveled through the Americas for 4 months with their car. Their jeep was equipped with the one thing they decided they couldn't leave behind as nomads, and that thing was their juicer + daily juice routine. That's all they needed!
Inspirational, indeed—and it just goes to show that where there is enough will, there is most certainly a way. Remember that! Enough will is all it takes to make dreams happen.
So, world, wishing you a wonderful start to the week! Make dreams come true, whatever they are...and we'll catch you tomorrow.