On Hoarding Mugs & Putting Travel Aspirations On Hold

Both of these topics were thinking points over the weekend, so I'm just going to throw them together here. Somehow they coincide anyway.

I'm a mug hoarder. Seriously. I have a bad habit of buying them when I don't need them, and people who know me know this, and they buy me more mugs, and I have so many mugs. This is far from a complaint, believe me. I love my mugs. I just have a ton. These six are just a drop in the bucket/the ones that were easier to get to/the ones that were clean. When I began collecting mugs, I was almost out of high school, and I was planning on traveling to so many places, and the mug thing became an idea. I have mugs from almost every state in the US that I've been in, sans California and Oklahoma. I haven't added to that part of my collection in awhile though.

I'd planned on going north, and getting a passport immediately, and traveling all over Europe, and venturing to Canada on weekends. Instead, I made a road trip I'd made six times previously, and spent some time in Nevada. I did some exploring there, and it was nice, and refreshing, but I became homesick. I realized how much I appreciated home as a concept, and home as the state I was born and raised in. I moved back nearly three years ago, and I haven't traveled since. 

I've always been a bit mystified by Europe. The nature and landmarks, and history that's older than the country I live in. I'd still love to explore as much of it as possible, but it's not something that's on the cards for me now. I don't think it will be for awhile either. My mother came across a photo over the weekend, and it was a gorgeous shot of a bridge and a waterfall, and we're both suckers for that sort of thing. I assumed it was taken somewhere in Europe, and I spent half an hour trying to find the photo on Google, and I was shocked when I did. It was a photo of Multnomah Falls in Oregon, and I was in love. It was stunning, and I don't need a passport to see it in person. This sparked a whole list of places in America that I'd love to visit, and my travel inspiration is somewhat fueled again. The state mug collection will grow again one day.


  1. That waterfall is so gorgeous! It is amazing how many beautiful places are hiding so close to us!
    Also... it is so funny, my husband is always asking me why I keep on buying mugs?! :D


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    1. Isn't it! Mugs are addicting, I'm so glad you can relate Ileana!

  2. Love to collect mugs too, you just can't have too many! And as some who drinks several cups of teas a day I do have my reasons to own way too many! Xx



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