About the Writer
“You are close to Earth, with the fact that you love flowers, plants, and trees. And with that, you love the little things. You don’t need big Rose Bushes to make you happy, just a little Daisy is all you need.” – not my words but perfectly descriptive of me.
My name is Samantha but you can call me Sami. I am 24 years old and I love to explore. Even more so, I love snapping photographs and I love writing.
I grew up in a small town called Plant City, FL. My adult life landed me in a beachy town off of the coast where I’ve spent the last three years with my family. We have big plans. Just wait.
I love tea and books, flowers obviously, and beautiful things. I appreciate the smaller things in life. I am a child at heart and I’m sure I’ll be that way for the rest of my life. Cute dresses and the color purple are the apple of my eye and I have a love affair with tiny animals.
I have one flower child, four fur babies, and
one man baby. Just kidding, he’s pretty great. He’s my best friend, partner in crime, and I’m thankful I have someone to take with me on various adventures. I’m the thinker and the planner, he is the doer and pusher. So he actually helps me keep going. And our bundle of joy is the best explorer in training that we could have been blessed with.
She is currently a year and a half old. She dances anytime she hears music, she eats any new food I put in front of her, and she loves stumbling around new places I take her. She has my spirit and determination already, I just know it. She sniffs all the flowers she sees and can destroy a cookie quicker than anyone. She loves all animals and she is such a cool kid. I’m convinced she’s cooler than I am. Her brown hair curls in wispy waves above each large, eye of the same autumn color. She’s a curious little one.
Now we have stories to share with the little bean and excitedly watch her little feet tread new grounds.
We will pass down the wanderlustful travel bug and teach her (and any future kids) to have the yearning to learn about the world just as we have. We will teach them to be privy of new experiences and compile ideas of the ones they would want to experience, just as I so have. We will show them the world and teach them through different cultures, foods, music, and everything life has to offer.
My definition of a bucket list is this:
A list compiled of all the things you want to do and actually doing them. Instead of saying “I’ll try that one day”, try getting in over your head and submerse yourself into the world around you right now, right here.
Hit the ground running. What have you got to lose?
Mind expansion, skill collection, and culture receipt are all reasons to go forward. These are the reasons why I started Flowersandwanderlust. I write as a means to uproot anxiety about life and to inspire those reading. I write to prove to myself that I can do anything if I dream big enough.
Why buy THINGS that won’t go with you when you die when you can spend your time and money on EXPERIENCES. When you leave this vast world, you’re not going to take your possessions, but you will have your memories. I read a quote related to such a notion and it hit me so hard. I’ll never forget that. Your memories will live on through photographs, stories, and through your loved ones. You won’t be thinking about that last big Black Friday deal you snagged or the designed shoes you just added to your closet inventory.
Why sit around wasting your time doing a job you don’t like? Why not just take the risk? Why not just take control and live by the means of your own self, instead of what is expected of you? Take that chance.
From now on, I will ease back on the worries and let them fade away, to enjoy my future and what is ahead of me instead of being fearful of the unknown. Most of all, I write to live a life of substance.
So there you have it. Life is waiting for you.