winter running view

Saying Hello to My 24th Year With a Moment of Reflection

I’m back, everyone. It’s been a long absence, and an unjustifiable one at that, but it’s time for me to say enough is enough.

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So many things happened in my 23rd year, my Jordan year as it has come to be called, that it would be a shame not to share. If you know me on any sort of personal level, you know I’m always documenting the places I go, the foods I eat, and the candid moments I experience.

This past week, I greeted my 24th year with celebratory drinks, a new laptop, and as a new member of a blog club (yay for accountability!). It’s high time I got my butt in gear and revived this blog.

Without further ado, here is a snapshot of what my 23rd year entailed. I’m excited to see what these next 365 days will bring.

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Nantucket view

Cape Cod: An Overindulgence of Seafood

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. One of the greatest parts of traveling is trying the local food and drink. You can learn a lot about a place by the menu items they specialize in. Cape Cod was no exception to this learning opportunity, and I caught on very quickly that seafood defines the East Coast region. From lobster tails and oysters to clams and haddock, I tried everything from the sea that I could – and loved it.

Despite a few wrong turns and car arguments, our family trip to the Cape in July went off without a hitch. Ferry rides to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard provided me with the chance to be by the ocean, explore new beach towns, and pop in and out of different local shops. Provincetown was as eclectic as I was told, and I had some of the most delicious coffee paired with an oceanside view.

Every time I travel, I always think in the back of my mind that I should carry around a notebook, a la Joan Didion, and jot down what I’m feeling and experiencing in the moment. But, distractions come at me by way of my constant photographing, and words get placed on the back burner.

Until the day comes when I’m serious about channeling my inner Joan, I’ll let my photos do the talking. Let’s face it. They do a better job of showing off my trip than my words ever could.

Hyannis, MA



Places Visited:

  1. Rendezvous Cafe & Creperie
  2. Common Ground Cafe
  3. The Shack Out Back
  4. Trader Ed’s

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