EuroTrip 2016: Day -10

The above photo of me as a baby emotes perfectly how I’m feeling now, pre-trip. I’m 10 days out! In 10 days, I will be galavanting in the UK with my guy (in London) and then with my sister (in Edinburgh). At this point, I can actually say that I’ve been looking forward to this trip for years. I’ve wanted to go to London for as long as I can remember and when reading Harry Potter, I wanted desperately to go to Edinburgh, the place where J.K. Rowling’s magic began.

But what does my (brattily-named) EuroTrip have to do with this blog?

huge part of Growing Up On OM has to do with doing everything that life has to offer mindfully. Travel is one of the hardest and most rewarding things to do mindfully. Travel inspires us to life life to the fullest. Going someplace new and stimulating offers countless opportunities for personal growth and development. The yoga of traveling is challenging to maintain, but during this trip…and especially when traveling with loved ones – there is nothing more important than maintaining a balance of excitement, enthusiasm, and positive energy.

During AmeriCorps, I did a lot of event-planning. The rule of thumb with event planning is to have a solidified plan ten days out of a given event. That way, there are ten days to modify that plan…but at least there is something in place to modify in the first place.

Ten days out from Big Ben, here’s my plan:

Sights to See

  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Westminster Abbey
  • The Tower 
  • Borough Market 
  • Millennium Bridge
  • British Museum
  • Elgin Marbles
  • Foyles Bookshop
  • Daunt Books
  • Sir John Soane’s Museum
  • V&A museum
  • National Portrait Gallery  (Vogue 100, Charlotte Bronte Exhibit)
  • Hamstead Heath
  • Calton Monument
  • Rose Leaf Cafe
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • The Castle
  • Camera Obscura
  • Elephant Cafe
  • Meadowlark Yoga

Sanity Plan

  • (Possibly) Try TriYoga Camden (London)
  • Yoga at Meadowlark Yoga (Edinburgh)
  • Purchase Lara Bars for Trip
  • Journal, Journal, Journal
  • Airborne Vitamins
  • Meditation + Pranayama on Planes

Blog Inspiration

In ten days time, expect updates. I’ve always wanted to be a travel blogger, so this blog will most definitely take on that format when I am abroad. After all, it’s all part of #growinguponom.

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