Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Paradise or Adventure

Hey everyone, Cherry again! Today, I want you all to listen to me complain. Let me paint a picture for you. I am all bundled up with a fleece jacket, thick leggings underneath my jeans, a knitted beanie covering up my ears. At this point my nose is Rudolph red and fingers have lost all feeling, and I am not sure I can continue on in my trek. To make the situation even better, the sky above turns grey and decides to rain down on me just to remind me that I should have stayed in my warm, cozy bed this morning. This bleak, depressive picture was my morning on my way to class last week. The dispiriting weather had me at a lost of what to do. Naturally, I started dreaming of being far, far away from this icy, wet tundra we call Texas (I know what you're thinking, shh just let it go). I realized what I really needed was a vacation. So I came up with two different options of where I'd like to be the most. 

Option 1: Paradise! I could be on the first plane to Hawaii, the best place on the planet. Imagine lounging on the soft beach, and feeling the smooth sand between your toes. Reading your favorite novel while shading yourself underneath a majestic palm tree all while taking occasional sips of fresh coconut water. Your background music is the sound of the great waves crashing ashore and some distant Hawaiian music on a ukulele that you can't tell where its coming from but you're okay with it because you assume the islands just come with soothing background music (yes, they do). Everything about this picture feels so refreshing and effortlessly beautiful! I can almost feel the Aloha spirit just writing all this out. If you can't, here is a picture to put you in the right mindset: 

Option 2: Adventure! Maybe laziness is not the way to go, how about a great hike? I can promise, you are not thinking big enough. Imagine the grand adventure to the top of Machu Picchu. Travel back in time to the ancient Incan culture while trekking through the riveting peaks and plateaus of the mountain range. Think of the accomplishment you would feel atop the soaring Andes peaks. Breathing in the refreshing mountain air and realizing you are looking upon what few get to experience in their life time. As you learn about the history of the area, you can't help but feel a spiritual connection to the ruins as you keep climbing through imaging living out here yourself. It could be the adventure of a lifetime. After you see this picture of it below, I am sure you'll be joining me.

Even though the weather has gotten better here in Texas, thinking about these two life-changing locations is making me want to start packing right this second. Anywhere but here please. So what do you think? Where do you want to go? Paradise or Adventure? (Both?!) Or maybe, there's a better vacation spot I haven't even thought of. Any and all vacation tips, information, and dreams are welcome. 

And don't forget PLUM is opening up our beta soon, and we have communities of people like you and me craving a vacation ready to talk about all the possibilities out there whether it be paradise or adventure! 


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