I truly believe it’s not where you’re going, but who you’re going with. It took me a long time.. (hell, it took me 25 years) to figure that out.
At first, it was all about “getting there”. By any means necessary. As long as I could get to the location, the rest would just fade to gray. I was determined to get to the unfamiliar even if it meant experiencing it alone.
Don’t get me wrong, I do think it’s extremely vital to travel on your own. But once you’ve extensively traveled by yourself, you start to look around for friends, family, and loved ones to share it with. I found myself looking at the most colorful sunsets, eating the unfathomable, and even living near death experiences with the thought of “how am I going to explain this one?” There’s a point in your life where all that matters is who is riding shotgun. And for me, I’ve found it’s really about who I want to tell first.
I hope you’re able to watch the most stunning sunsets, to taste the best food in the world, and to truly live your life for each moment. But most of all, I hope you get to share all of those unexplainable things with those you want to tell first. Because trust me when I say, there’s no better feeling.
When I was 18, just a few days after my high school graduation, I flew to Ireland to embark on a two-week solo trip. It was that trip that made me really fall in love with traveling. I discovered hidden gems across the country, made friends with locals & other travelers from all over the world. I went clubbing until sunrise. I witness the longest day of the year that summer, with the sun setting well past 10:30pm (it was magical!) I somehow stumbled my way into being a photo assistant o a high fashion photo shoot for a day 😳 and I challenged myself every day on this trip. (Keep in mind this was a few years before I had a smart phone!)) Fast forward 7ish years and I got to return to Ireland with Robin (my husband!) on our honeymoon. We spent a few days in Dublin and I ADORED showing him all the places 18-year old Kara discovered.. and also visiting the city again when I was a bit more established in life (read: not a broke AF high school grad lol!) This week's #travelbackthursday
is all about Dublin! Head to my Stories or search for Dublin on whimsysoul.com to read my 36 Hours in Dublin city guide - jammed packed with all the things you can fit into a short trip to Dublin. I also have a guide to road tripping Ireland (like the cutest cities, must stops and also things like how to rent a car) on the blog, too! 🇮🇪 Have you been to Dublin? #whimsysoultravels #whimsysoul #tbt #templebar
Old souls are reclusive. Their reclusive behavior stems from the fact that they are human sponges.
Absorbers of energy
That others bring into a room.
Old souls don’t like when others infringe upon them with obtrusive orders and negativity.
Old souls have the innate ability to expose you. They can see through your facade just by simply peering into your eyes.
Making you vulnerable
Because they know that vulnerability is beautiful, and a part of healthy human nature.
Old souls fight to eradicate social constructs,
They sheer through red tape.
Old souls see the world
As one interconnected system of beings.
they refuse to be part of a hierarchy.
Are you an old soul too?
thanks for the shoot, and for bringing out my edgy side😝
𝚆𝚎 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚜, 𝚘𝚗 𝚊 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚣𝚢 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎
𝙽𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚎
𝙽𝚘𝚠 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚍, 𝚞𝚗𝚊𝚏𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚞𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎
𝙰𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞
𝙻𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚛𝚘𝚊𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚊 𝚔𝚎𝚎𝚙 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐
𝙻𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛, 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚊 𝚔𝚎𝚎𝚙 𝚏𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚐
𝙻𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚛𝚘𝚊𝚍, 𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛,
𝙸'𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚙𝚜 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐
𝙸'𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚖 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑
𝙸𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚊 𝚋𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐
𝙰𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞
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