The Glorious Gap Year
I used to, but I don't live in a safe area to wear a hijab. Very staunch Baptist and Protestant area of the Northern lip of the South. Some people choose to have arranged marriages, but I know a good mix of girls who chose their spouse themselves vs. through contacts and it works out beautifully, a lot, on both ends. I think it just depends on the person and culture.

That’s so sad that you can’t express your religious faith outwardly where you live. That’s wrong and a shame on America. She was one of the first Muslims I met and her kindness really made a mark on me. I too used to live in the south(west) in Oklahoma. So I understand your fear. In these places in America there’s not a lot of religious toleration. By my parents I was always taught that if you disagree with someone’s beliefs, you still respect them.

Me and elin at a Bastille concert! :)

Also if anyone would like my side blog then just message me! :)

I do reblogs and talk about other topics there, this is strictly my travel blog :)

No matter how old you get or how far you travel, you will always miss your mom.

Something great happened today! Someone who read my blog, when I first was applying to be an au pair and asked me about my agency, signed her contract todaayyyyy! Wooooohoooo!! I am so happy for her and I hope her time in Germany will be so amazing! It’s crazy to think that my blog actually helped someone achieve their dream. I am so humbled by this thought.

If you, yes I’m breaking the fourth wall,  have any questions about becoming an au pair (yes boys can be au pairs too!) or traveling abroad DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK! I will always do my best to answer and if I don’t know the answer I will refer you to someone who does. Remember dreams will stay dreams until YOU make them happen.  

Amazing sun set in my neighborhood!

Hey guys my high school graduation picture. Don’t I look young and cute? Look at that hair! So long and sassy. Basically I’m adorable. :D

Hey guys my high school graduation picture. Don’t I look young and cute? Look at that hair! So long and sassy. Basically I’m adorable. :D

I think this is haltern am see. But I’m not sure. There are so many old, darling villages outside of Essen. I can’t keep track!

Blossom trees on my street appreciation post

Looking fab (not to be confused with fap ;D) at the bus stop!

Looking fab (not to be confused with fap ;D) at the bus stop!

Amsterdam scenery. All the buildings were crooked. I loved it. Of all the things Amsterdam is known for, no one speaks of it’s crooked buildings. It’s kind of inspirational. I think of it like me. I might be crooked or misshapen or have problems but that doesn’t mean I can’t be loved or valuable. :)

I am Amsterdam.

The van gough museum.

Graffiti in Amsterdam.