Just had some friends from the valleys of south Wales stay with us for a couple weeks. Had such a grand time showing them around the chihuahuan desert. At one point it got me thinking about friend networks, how extensive they get, and how they lead us to random places that we’d never go to on our own.
For example these Welsh friends. . . we met them thru a friend in Ohio who had a friend in London who married a guy in London who was originally from Portugal, who moved them to Wales to raise a family, where we finally met the welsh friends on a trip to visit the English friends whom I’m speaking of in the first place. You see I don’t know if I’d go to Wales on my own. I love it there, its gorgeous, but I have absolutely no idea if I’d even think to go there unless the friends mentioned moved there. In turn, the Welsh that I met would have had absolutely no desire to plant themselves in west Texas in the middle of the desert! But they did, and they had a killer awesome time. . . all because of random friend networks.
The moral of the story, in my quite humble and useless opinion is! make friends, travel to visit those friends, and then collect a treasure trove of hilarious experiences that u make with those friends 🙂
A little under a year ago my brother, sister and I moved from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to El Paso Texas. . . I’m not gonna lie it was a crazy feeling reducing all of our belongings to what would fit into the back of two tiny scions and hiking it across the most of the country. . . however as I look back, it twas freeing! You see, I hate stuff. . . clutter. . . junk. . . garbage that just keeps us immobile and holds us down. Since our move I’ve made a huge effort to not accumulate “stuff” and as a result I feel alot more free. What sparked this random rant? A Post over here where a good friend has inspired me to not give up in my dream to one day live in a tree 🙂
As crazy as it seems, Youngstown Ohio is actually bustling with art! The city is dotted with little artistic treasures which require digging! (those are the best treasures to find, no I take that back the best would be those that entail actual digging, like with a shovel) Last year before I moved My sister and I found one of these treasures! Nestled in an old warehouse downtown is an art studio! Here many local artists have their personal studios and workshops. A few times a year their genius is open to the public where you can take part in the creative process! Here are some photos of the show! If you live in the area and would like some more info shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you with details!