Freedom Means Taking Mini-Adventures

These 2 weeks I want to take on little adventures. I’m sitting here peeping the cover of a Condé Nast TRAVELER magazine and swooning over the imagery of some far off place with amazing mountains, amazing ocean and the RIGHT reflection of the mist hugging the frame.

I want to go there!

I want to go anywhere.

That’s the emotion this cover elicits from moi, intentional or not.

I had a memory the other day of a conversation I had, at least 20 years ago, with family members. I was in high school and I remember my aunt asking me what I wanted. I don’t remember if it was re: life, my birthday or Christmas.

My answer at the time was “FREEDOM” because that word has always been top of mind for as long as I can remember.

Now, as an adult, my core desired feelings come back to FREEDOM because that’s a feeling, state of mind and state of being, all rolled into one.

I crave to feel free and it’s something I will always chase.

So these next 2 weeks will be about chasing adventures to spark feelings of freedom.

Because I’m a multi-tasking chica, I will pair these adventures with photography so that I can make some good use of the pro camera I got earlier this year. That way I’ll have a reason to go somewhere different and act like a peeping anti-social person, taking pictures of randomness, people and scenery.

My adventures list are as follow:

Brooklyn Bridge: because as a life long New Yorker, I have NEVER walked the bridge. So it’s time.

Staten Island: because the view of the NYC skyline while visiting the forgotten borough is spectacular and the ride is also relaxing.

Hoboken: because it’s the part of NJ I actually like but can’t bring myself to justify the Manhattan prices for rent.

Vicky Ayala

My name is Vicky & I am a brand strategist & visual storyteller. By day, I work with multi-passionate entrepreneurs to organize their creative genius into a memorable brand experience with engaging design, authentic storytelling and strategic online marketing. When I'm not conjuring brand magic, you can find me musing about the entrepreneurial journey which includes everything from finding the perfect chai latte to plotting my domestic move to Miami.

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