Hello and welcome!
“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat,
and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly
alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you
get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You’ll be dead soon enough… “
Some way or another you have stumbled your way here- whether it be through Instagram, Facebook, or simply falling into the dark pit of scrolling, you made it! Letters From a Gypsy Girl started as an idea (musings in a notebook) and suddenly sprang into a full fledged blog. Here you’ll find: (what started it all) the Letters, City Guides, Recipes, ramblings about books, and other bits and bobs about Mental Health and Body Positivity. I wanted this to be a place of honesty, positivity, and hopefully in that mix, you’ll find yourself laughing.
Who is the Gypsy Girl?
“To me, a rich and satisfying life means one full of contrast. Give me sleep ins. And soft rains. Coffee shops and conversation. But also adrenaline and adventure. And drunken bellows to the stars. I am determined to embrace this extravagant life for all that it has to offer.” – Beau Taplin
Well, hey, that’s me! I’m a twenty-some-odd-year-old girl with a passion for writing, traveling, and living life to it’s fullest potential. I feel strongly about making sure you get your daily dose of pasta or rice, I drink an obnoxious (unhealthy?) amount of coffee, and I believe that there is nothing that a binge-watch of Gilmore Girls and a long bath can’t fix. My favorite feeling in the world is the excitement that comes the instant I make it through airport security in a new country (a close second is the feeling I get when I see the waiter coming towards me with my food). I could spend an entire year in the city of London and never tire of the adventures there. I also have a pretty cute dog.
Currently, I am twenty-four years old and am heading off to training to be a flight attendant with a major US airline and plan on sharing those tales on here as well. I started blogging roughly three years ago on a different blog, but I came to the realization that I wanted to completely rebrand and change my blogging style. Thus, Letters from a Gypsy Girl was born.
“Then, she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. She was in love, but not with someone or something, but with her life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring.” -rm drake
In 2014, I decided that I wouldn’t wait until I graduated university to travel, but that I’d travel the moment I could afford it/had the vacation days/got settled into my routine of school/work. It happened to take two years for me to come to that point, but I did it: I left the country for the first time on my first solo trip. In roughly a month I traveled through India and England; after that, I was hooked. Hooked on travel, hooked on adventure, hooked on experiencing cultures and history.