First: Sorry for using a selfie as a featured image. I know it has nothing to do with the post, but I ran out of images. Ha.
I’m at such a weird crossroad in my life. I know that I want to leave the States, but I also know that I want to be smart and right now I should be patient and make the most out of my days here.
“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me. ”
-Tracee Ellis Ross
So with that being said, I am creating something beautiful out of this space I’ve been given. Creating art, making money, dismantling my flaws, reinventing myself and being still. But just because I am still, does not mean that I am not planning my future. I will be moving in the fall of this year… I’m just not sure where!
I could go back to Italy and finish out my Italian courses. Go to Portugal and learn Portuguese and live out that fantasy. Go to Spain and focus on my writing and find muses to finish out this collaborative book that Muneek and I started. Or go to Germany and obtain my Master’s.
Oh, then there is always Morocco. 🤔
Have you ever had to decide between the two? I have. Its not an easy decision either. Especially with me becoming an adult now, sometimes I think “Do you really need those Guiseppe’s?” “Do you really need to take off work for a month and travel Europe?”… Crazy!! The decisions you have to make being a 20 something year old in the city!
So I did a little comparison. Lets say one month you buy another pair of Louboutin’s Pigalle Follies (August, $675 ) and then the next month you plan out a month long trip in Europe for the same price. Which one do you think is more expensive? Would you be surprised if I told you that I actually spent less on the Europe trip than the Louboutins? This isn’t to deter you away from purchasing your luxury goods, because even with this information, Im still going to splurge when I can. haha. I just wanted you to see what else you could be doing if for one month the money you spent on shoes, bags, and shades were spent on a trip.
Here is a look at my itinerary for my October-November, Europe (and Africa) trip.
Germany to Milan $11
1 night stay in Milan $75
Milan to Marrakesh $51
4 night stay in Marrakesh** $113
Marrakesh to Madrid $31
3 night stay in Madrid** $80
Madrid to Cologne $32
** accommodations split between 2 people, does not reflect entire cost.
Thats insane, right? I still have money left over! Im thinking of adding a weekend trip to Portugal, or maybe the Amalfi Coast, who knows. The world is my oyster, with these affordable prices it can be yours too.