Two words: spontaneous trip
I have been meaning to write about my most recent trip a few weekends back, and I here I am, finally finding the time to do so. After graduation, it was like BOOM suddenly things changed. Everyone seriously like woke up the next day and started making moves. I quickly decided I wanted to do the same. When all was said and done I found myself back at home, boxes with my things piled high to the ceiling in my room, eating lunch at the usual spot with my best friend since birth, Stephanie.
Funny thing… Stephanie and I both graduated from different universities with the same degree and both of us are currently unemployed. I like going places with her because when people hound you about what you are up to post-grad you don’t look as bad when there are two of you! So like I said, we were at lunch just catching up and what not. I randomly started talking about how I was seeing Taylor Swift (my favorite artist of all, as if you didn’t know) in the fall, but wanted to see her before then. I just couldn’t wait that long! Anyway, one thing led to another and the next day we had airfare, a hotel, and tickets to see Taylor Swift in Chicago a little over a week later. So spontaneous! We both kept kind of laughing at how quickly the thing came together. We kept saying, “I can’t believe we are doing this.”
We had a blast in Chicago. The weather was incredible- low 60’s. I had been once before and Stephanie had never been. We saw the famous bean, got the most delicious deep-dish pizza, shopped, got drinks at a rooftop bar, and mostly tried to make the most of our quick trip to the city.
Now, I am going to refrain from going on and on about the concert, BUT it was out of this world. If you have never seen Taylor Swift live… DO IT. Buy your tickets now. She is an entertainer like no other. I am so passionate about it. I just want everyone to experience what it’s like to be in the same room, with 52,000 other people, as she performs. We had great seats that were very close up. It started to rain and we got to dance in the rain with her. She said she hadn’t played a show in the rain in so long. You could tell she was genuinely excited to be there, in that moment with us. Stephanie and I, but mostly Stephanie, made signs and painted jean jackets. I honestly wish I could relive that night over and over again.
I am leaving out a lot of fun details like the waiter, Brittany, who we loved. And let's not forget the thunderstorm we had to talk home in after the concert with no rain jackets or umbrellas at all. RIP to our cool light up signs we made. I've never been so wet. What I really just want you to know is that I highly recommend taking a spontaneous trip as soon as you can. Stephanie and I have been the best of friends since I can remember. We have been fortunate to travel to other fun places together, but I will never forget the laughs and the memories we made on this trip. I love how it came to fruition as quickly as it did and how needed it was in both of our lives at this time.
Bottom line… do something spontaneous with the people you love. It’s not a treatment or medicine prescribed by the doctor, but it totally should be.
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!