"Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!" - Dr. Seuss
This quote was the first thing that popped into my head this afternoon as I sat down to write this post. I am so excited, proud and mostly jealous of Chelsea's decision. She decided it was about time to pack up her wonderful little apartment in cozy kensington, quit her job, work her butt off doing freelance to save cash and book a one way ticket to London.
It feels like yonks (ages) ago that I received an excited WhatsApp message from Chelsea in the middle of the night to inform me of her travel plans ( or should we say "non-plan" travel plans). Yesterday, at a decent hour now that we are in similar timezones, I received another very excited message to say she has arrived at her hostel in London!
So her adventure begins. Where this adventure will take her, she still has not decided; but isn't the power to determine your own path and not know where it will lead you, the most important part of an adventure? or did I read too many "Choose Your Own Adventure" books as a child? either way her adventure has begun and I couldn't be any more excited for her. Who knows, her travels could even lead her to me which could turn her adventure into OUR adventure!
With all that being said, we promise to keep you up to date on Chelsea's voyage. The There & Here pair will continue to do our weekend posts ( ok so we messed up this week - give us a break, I think we needed it), weekly snapshots as well as our weekly design comparisons. The only difference will be that we won't be comparing South Africa and Canada for a while. We will be comparing South Africa to whatever place that Chelsea may find her self in. If Chelsea turns up here, we then promise to bring in some more guest contributors and introduce some crazy stories of our adventures together - but I don't want to get ahead of myself.
For now, I will end off with saying I wish Chelsea luck in all her travels and hope that she spends time sitting back and soaking in what each place has to offer her.... and to all the people that come across Chelsea and possibly our blog, Isn't Chelsea wonderful?
Lots of love from here