Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dust of Retreat

I've always been a fan of spontaneous adventures and long road trips that make almost no sense. I love the open road, loud music, friends, road trip snacks, and photos from strange places. When I was in high school my friends and I ran off to NYC in the dead of winter to see an art exhibit in Central Park. Typically I do it for the sake of music, but mostly I do it for me. I'm young enough and time is still on my side. Once college finishes, I'll be in grad school or trying to find a real job and I'll have more responsibilities and less time. I never used to think of my adventuring this way, but that's what it really is.

A part of me knows, I'll never truly settle down and succumb to that Nuclear American Family/Dream everyone is searching for. I don't want kids. I don't want a mortgage. I don't want to stay in one place forever. But I also know I can't keep this sense of wander for the rest of my life. I want to see the world. I want to really live life rather than exist in the monotony of every day life.

Being in your twenties is awkward and that's why I'm taking a ridiculous day trip to Chicago...mostly for food.




Outfit Details:
Dress: Thrifted (I've been told this is actually a shirt...)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: H&M