I’ve Never Met a Sunset I Didn’t Like

Exchange, Travel, University

31444727_1032610170226980_7658087088616636416_nLet’s talk my favourite colour here for a minute. Something a little different than what I usually do but nonetheless still very relevant. The thing is, if you asked me my favourite colour I wouldn’t tell you pink or blue or green.. In fact I don’t really think I could describe it. Some people say “cotton candy skies” but even that I don’t think gives it all the credit for what it is worth.

I find clamingness in hiking, and the ability to ground myself and rejuvenate, but I have never set out to find the sunset and NEVER met one that I didn’t like. Sure I’ve gone out looking and they haven’t all been capturable to their fullest through the lens of my smartphone, but the really beauty is just letting go of everything else and being  with myself under the sunset itself.31403909_1032610076893656_3954647921554620416_n

Now really though, in the sunsets I have captured, there isn’t much more to say other than wow (sure I may be biased, but I believe some truth stands behind that)

Before I came abroad I’d head out in my truck and find a field and watch the sunset after a day at work, and then I would go home and feel as if I was centred again. Being on the other side of the world, I found that didn’t work as well – maybe there were evident factors missing (my truck, the fields) but something just felt off, so I took in sunsets in a different form. I embraced the colours of the sunsets around the world, the idea that whatever had happened had ended and a new beginning was happening.

Appreciate small moments of happiness for they are so important

But it was a change in mindset on this adventure that really let me enjoy every single one regardless of them not being from the back of my truck and for that I will never completely be at home again watching the sunset on the other side of the world.

My adventures abroad have been nothing but enlightening, adventurous, fun, but there

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Trinidad

have been the downs involved as well. When you are away from home for such a time, things aren’t going to be the same. I’m not nervous for what the future holds, but I’m at a point in my life where, it doesn’t matter where I am taken, I have established something from home to being away that I can adopt wherever I go.

 

 

 

In none of these (on a different day) is the sky the same. It’s incredible that if you adopt this mentality your life can be this way too. I think this has been largely impactful to my exchange and my time overseas that NO two days are going to be the same, and like that NO two sunsets will ever be the same. So with that, I leave you to think how much time do you spend watching netflix, and how many sunsets do you watch? If your answer is more netflix than sunsets I challenge you to change that.

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Argyle, St Vincent

Every sunset is the opportunity to reset

… and with every opportunity to reset you can set out to do a million things. This life is yours to create it to be exactly what you want it to be.

So get out there, have fun and watch more sunsets than netflix.

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Crown Point, Tobago

 

 

 

 

Until the next one…

And in safe travels,

 

 

 

Meg xo

The Best of Grenada in 3 Days

Exchange, Travel, University

On a whim four crazy white girls bought plane tickets to Grenada

because Trinidad has an immense amounts of holidays so it was the perfect time to see another holiday. We arrived late and left early, spending three full days on the island.

 

 

So what did we do?

On Friday we went to the heart of Grenada and spent time exploring the fruit markets, fish market and local shops. We had a local creole lunch and then took a bus to Grand Anse beach (a beach a week – keeping up the bucket list). We spent the entire day on the beach and watched the sunset from the water. I was very much “paradise found.”

On Saturday morning our AirBNB host brought us local fishcakes and bread from a bakery for breakfast; she was honestly the sweetest lady. Her husband George took us to see Fort Frederick, where we looked out over the cities top. He dropped us off at Annandale waterfall, in the pouring rain where we spent the middle of our day. When the rain finally held off, we took back to town for lunch again and wandered back through the town before heading back to our place.

 

 

 

 

 

The main attraction we wanted to check off while we were away was snorkelling the Underwater Sculpture park – Howard the boat driver offered to pick us up at our place and drive us to the meeting spot for the

tour. Though it rained for most of the tour, it wasn’t really noticeable in the water, but it was freezing cold on the boat. The stories behind the sculptures were very interesting and explained well, and the opportunity to see the fish and everything in the preserved parts of the sea was a great experience.

We spent the afternoon being given a tour by a friendly soul. He first took us to Grand Etang which was previously a volcano that had erupted leaving just a water crater. We then stopped at Pearl Beach – a black beach; though unable to swim because of the under tow.

 

We swam for a few hours in Levera Beach before going back home to do school work (who does this on vacation, but students with midterms).

 

 

 

Grenada was a fantastic second Island to visit and one day I will be back!

I followed my heart and it lead me to the beach

 

Until the next adventure xox

 

Meg