October 3, 2013

Destination: Denver // 1,930 Miles

Day 1: Massachusetts to Ohio
Day 2: Ohio to Iowa
Day 3: Iowa to Colorado

And we're off! The next time I write I'll be reporting live from Denver.

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I'm so happy to be introducing you to Missy today. I've been following Missy's blog for the past couple of years and I truly appreciate how open and honest she is with her readers ... authenticity goes a long way with me! Please spend a few minutes reading Missy's guest post below, and then head on over to her blog to subscribe to future updates - I promise that you will enjoy Missy and her blog as much as I do!

My name is Missy and I am in my 7th year of being a school teacher. This means my “normal” day is pretty hectic! I spend my days imparting great wisdom to the future politicians, actors, teachers, doctors etc. I teach everything from maths to basketball to music – basically anything and everything. I love my job and seeing children learn and discover new things. There’s nothing better than when a group of children really get into a topic and it grabs their attention. In my job I am in charge of co-ordinating sports across the school and liaising with the local sports academy. I love the competition and drive which it instils with kids and also teaching the children how to take care of their bodies and grow into strong, skilled adults. That being said, I love my job and the “normal” crazy days I have. As much as I love my job, it has its moments – in fact many moments! The pressures of targets and paperwork weigh so heavily on my shoulders sometimes that I wonder what teaching is all about these days. 

In January 2011 I stumbled across a New Year’s list reflecting on 2010. I liked it so much I decided to do it too and thought why not blog it. I soon immersed myself into the world of blogging and in fact, Kym’s blog was one of the first blogs I read daily – I still remember the ‘Around the World’ blog hops! I loved the network which I was a part of. Sharing stories and our lives with strangers and giving (and receiving) support when I needed it. When blogging I feel like I can share my thoughts and not be judged – something which I struggle with in “real-life”. Through blogging I have also made a number of good friends and I am still making links with many people and it’s nice to see friendships grow past just reading each other’s blogs. It gives me a sense of myself and above all I enjoy it.

You may be wondering what else is there to know about me? Well I like to travel. I have been to many places and in October I am heading to one of my favourite places in the world – New York City! I have been to the city many times now and I feel so at home when I visit. As soon as I get into the cab and see the approaching skyline I smile and relax. This year’s visit is a girlie trip. I have had a tough, tough year and this break is something which needs to be for me. My best friend and I are planning cocktails, cupcakes and wandering around the city in the fall. One of my favourite places in NYC is the Empire State Building. That for me was what made me fall in love with the city, gazing out onto the vast, overgrown concrete jungle with a beautiful green park right in the middle. It is an amazing city with such an atmosphere and is also home to my NYC Rangers!


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  1. Safe travels! Can't wait for an update :)

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog :-) Enjoy the journey - as much as possible!! A new, exciting, chapter awaits you :-)
    x x

  3. Safe travels!! Can't wait to follow you along on this new adventure!

  4. Good luck!! We do the Iowa to Colorado drive 3-4 times a year at least, Nebraska is Super boring, but at least its a flat easy drive!

  5. whoo hoo! you're almost there!

  6. Looking forward to the pictures on Instagram. :)

  7. Good luck and safe travels Kym!

  8. I've done the drive before and I just remember that the landscapes tend to get MUCH worse before they get better in lovely Colorado! :)

  9. What a trip! I wanna go! Hope you have a blast!

  10. The drive from Iowa to Colorado...yeah, it's pretty boring! Hoping for safe travels :)

  11. Your article very interesting and beautiful. I love it.

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  12. It was a pleasure to have you, my friend <3

  13. Oiiii was it ever boring! I kept playing scenes from Children of the Corn in my head!!

  14. LOL - you were definitely right about that, Erika ;)

  15. Hahaha...you can say that again!! The first time we saw the mountains was definitely worth it though :)


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