Getaway: A Getaway Deconstructed with Kristyn

Today you get to hear from my friend Kristyn from Milk+Crown.

Often times when I think of the word getaway, I think of travel; adventures in foreign countries, relaxing escapes to tropical beaches, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

But this summer, I don't have that opportunity--that chance to get away, physically at least. I haven't left the city since April and yet, this summer has surprisingly been full of all those things a getaway entails: adventure, relaxation, and new experiences. 

You see, there are other ways to getaway, too. 

For me, it's found in words. 

In sheets of paper overflowing with stories of things imagined in the mind of another, where I can escape into a world unlike my own and be someone else for awhile. 

It's found in pens and notebooks, creating the tales of adventures I imagine myself, the ink seeping into faint blue lines on the page with exciting certainty. 

In small bowls of strawberries that I devour in seconds, but taste like summertime and remind me of open fields and fresh air in the country. 

It's found in early morning walks, before the world wakes up and starts the day. When everything is silent and new and all the plants begin to perk up and say hello. 

It's found in a warm cup of tea and time alone, where I can relax and be myself, unbridled by the demands of anyone or anything. 

A getaway can be found in these simple, little things. The things that matter most to you and give you pleasure, a sense of happiness. A getaway may be where you least expect it. Sometimes, you need only look around you.

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  1. Kristyn @ Milk + CrownJuly 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    thanks for featuring me, Taylor! Hope all is well in South Africa :)

  2. It's true. Down time doing something you enjoy is just as important as a change of scenery!

  3. I totally agree!

    escaping through endless written pages is magical.


Thanks for making my day a little brighter with your lovely words!