Never before have I felt like such a beginner and yet so inspired at the same time.
Let's talk about my reasons for shopping ethically.
Happy International Women's Day from three generations of strong, southern women.
“But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, "Courage, dear heart," and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
After a pair of red eye flights that totaled about seventeen hours, we walked out from under the airport's hanging sign, flashing simply "Foreigners," and blinkingly slipped into the back of our friend's car. The car swerved from its place into oncoming traffic! Our friend wove in and out of lanes, honking loudly and carving an aggressive path to the freeway.
"Now you will learn how to drive in Beijing" he said to us with a grin.
That's as far as we got on our first day of driving from Nashville, TN to Colorado Springs, CO. We had planned to get there in one day, but it was 10:00pm and we still had four hours of driving to go.
After weighing the pros and cons of stopping or pushing through, we decided to go the safer route and get to Colorado the next day. I informed our AirBNB host of the delay, and an hour later we were sound asleep in the flattest stretch of the U.S. I've ever seen...
For our third anniversary, we decided to take a trip we'd been dying to take for years.
For years we'd heard of the breathtaking beauty of Colorado, but we'd never seen it for ourselves.