Yesterday our letting agent (leasing agent?)
Told me that there are rumors of snow coming,
and then I curled up in a fetal position and cried while she did our flat check up.
A post on seasonal affect disorder coming soon.
So I am going to try and soak up this last bit of sun,
because i feel the temperature dropping a little,
and the wind picking up..
which means self hibernation is fast approaching again.
While I am out begging the warm sun to stay,
I am going to leave you with the younger version of myself..
(the girl who gave away that awesome holga camera on this blog)
and who happens to have grown up blocks away from where I did in So-Cal..
then met the love of her life in Europe..
and now resides in Germany.
She is awesome.
My name is Daryl, and I blog over at Roots, Wings & Other Things. I'm a loud, enthusiastic and slightly crazy Southern California girl who actually spent the majority of my life living just minutes away from the lovely Megan without ever knowing it or crossing paths. Now, we both live in Europe and have sexy men. Men with accents. And beards. I met my man while working as an Au Pair in Germany - *cue Julie Andrews singing The Sound of Music - minus the Nazi's and the seven children and the fact that I didn't work for him - actually, yeah, my story isn't like The Sound of Music at all. Dangit* - and a whirlwind romance promptly ensued, taking place in two different continents over the span of year we spent together before we tied the knot. Oh, and did I mention I was only 17 years old when I met him?
I know. I will take this moment to refer back to the previous paragraph in which I mentioned I was slightly crazy. I totally am. This reflects in most of my major life decisions - but you know what, I must say those decisions are working out splendidly thus far. And, I mean, look at how cute he is:
|My Man in Montpellier, France 2011|
My husband and I have developed a huge passion for traveling and have been lucky enough to visit places like France, Denmark, Greece, the Czech Republic, and Turkey. This year we have trips planned to Malta, Spain, Italy and Morocco!
I named my blog Roots, Wings, and Other Things for a specific reason, and that reason is this: I refuse to accept the notion that if a person wants to settle down - to put down roots, so to speak - they must let go of their dreams and settle for something less satisfying. People told me that by getting married so young I was sacrificing the fun and the freedom that I apparently needed and deserved, and frankly I find this idea completely preposterous! The past two years of my life have contained more fun, adventure, and learning experiences than perhaps all of my previous years combined - and my blog is a place where I share all of those experiences with you.
Each day is an adventure as I try to find my wings.