My favorite thing in New York was finally being able to get Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING at Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks…now that I live in “The-Middle-Of-Nowhere” Vermont, this has definitely changed. There isn’t really a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts close enough to drive to (pretty sure the closest is an hour away), so I’ve had to change gears a little bit. Because I live up in the mountains now, my favorite thing to do is go outside and take pictures. There’s so many beautiful colors all around me, and I love sharing them with everyone. Enjoy! <3.
“Today I’ll notice the uniqueness in the people around me. What makes each of us special?”
I found this quote in a book recently, and it kind of struck a chord in me…
What interesting people have you met in your life?
Since I’ve moved to Vermont, I’ve met a lot of people, and I think I’ve just kind of taken them at face value (I know I’ve realized some of them are a bit unique), but it didn’t strike me how amazing each one was until I was telling my friends back home about everyone…one of my friends said “Brittney, you’re so lucky. You meet the most amazing people.”
And it’s true. I’ve totally met, and had the pleasure of talking to, those people that other people always wonder about. I haven’t met the cliché of an old man placing flowers on a grave every morning, but I know the old couple that sits out on their porch…I know the woman that wanders through the trees and talks to them. And they’re all incredible people with incredible stories. Have you ever talked to this person? Over the next few days I’m going to be posting pictures and stories of some of these incredible people (and maybe even some places!), enjoy!!!
First, is Lu. She’s one of my co-workers up here in The Great NEK. When I first met her I found her a bit intimidating, because of the way she concentrates, believe it or not. She’s that person that frowns and stares intently at whatever she’s doing, and it makes you think “Oh God, did I do something to make her mad?” But she’s rarely ever in a bad mood. Lu is an ex-lawyer turned concierge specialist…yeah. She’s originally from Wisconsin, and than she moved to Minnesota for law school. She was actually pretty popular when she was at her first firm, and she made a good amount of money (I guess the old “lawyers are rich” was true in her case), BUT, she wasn’t happy. So after “X” amount of years in suits, meetings, cities and tall rise offices, she moved to Vermont. She works with me at the lodge now, and she loves it. We don’t make a lot, but she and I are both trying to live with the thought that, “as long as you’re happy, it doesn’t matter how much money you make” (we’ll see how long that lasts before my school loans make my pocket tight).
Tell me about YOUR interesting people!
This past weekend my brother and friend came up to visit me, and we went to a place called Beaver Brook Falls. It’s absolutely stunning with it’s cascading waterfall and “magical-like” trail paths. We went down one of the trails, and the NH Environmental group has just gone through recently and cleared the path…my brother thought he would be funny, so I snapped this picture:
I know he doesn’t look it, but my brother is actually 6’7″ and a LOT of muscle. It was really funny seeing him “play strong” when he really is strong.