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New year, new blog

Hi friends, all three of ya! This is my first blog post in about 3 or 4 months ☹️ and I’m just popping in real quick to say that things will be changing!

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I started this blog with a goal of having it motivate me to do more traveling; I was going to be the “weekend wanderer”. I love to travel, but don’t have much luxurious vacation time to go very far. And this blog really did help! I had a fantastic year! I went to new places and experienced so many awesome things. However, I was starting to miss having quiet weekends; and planning so many adventures led to an even messier house (because instead of cleaning on the weekends, I was gallivanting Boston or Worcester or New York). And I also realized that travel is not my only passion. There are so many things that I love to jump around to and I need my weekends to fulfill all of those loves!

At some point this year I came across the term multipotentialite. And it really resonated with me. A multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life. With all my crafting and art projects, along with bursts of passion for wellness, or cooking, or home improvement… I felt really connected to this new identity. I think a lot of us can relate, especially in this world of Pinterest and YouTube and Instagram… I love trying new things! And I also struggle with being in my twenties; trying to be the perfect housewife, while maintaining my creative passions, while working a full time job and paying the bills!

Anyway, I’m starting to babble, but I wanted to announce that my blog will be refocused this year. I will still post about my travels, but I also want to share with you my craft projects, recipes, and other trials going on in life.Hopefully there are others out there who can align themselves with my thoughts. And maybe my ramblings can help us connect! Cheers to 2019 ✨

TRAVEL, Worcester

Bancroft Tower | Worcester, MA

A couple weeks ago I discovered a hometown castle through the wonderful world wide web! Ok, it’s not really a castle, but it’s less than a 20 minute drive from my home so it’ll do in a pinch! Bancroft Tower is located in Worcester, MA and it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bancroft Tower Worcester MA

Specifically located in Salisbury Park, Bancroft Tower was built in 1900 in memory of George Bancroft. He was a local politician, historian, and statesman. At the site there is an in-ground plaque describing the reasoning for the structure.

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BORN AT THE FOOT OF THIS HILL HE ROSE TO THE POSTS OF SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOUNDER OF THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND U.S. MINISTER TO GREAT BRITAIN AND GERMANY THIS MEMORIAL WAS BUILT BY HIS FRIEND AND ADMIRER STEPHEN SALISBURY III

I drove over to the tower bright and early this morning with the rising sun. I wanted to get there at sunrise for 2 reasons:
1: that golden hour magic lighting.
2: I was hoping no one else would be there to watch me take selfies by myself. Unfortunately there WAS someone there when I arrived! However, they were in their car and left shortly, so all was well and I was able to admire the tower in solitary peace.

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It was also FREEZING at 6:00am this morning. Something I wasn’t prepared for. We’re nearing the end of April and the fact that our mornings are 32 degrees is pretty upsetting. My fingers went numb walking around this tower. It was worth it though.

Bancroft Tower Worcester MA

The early morning sunrise was absolutely beautiful on the tower. The location is quant and in a very pretty area of Worcester. I would love to come back and visit again. October is  great time to visit the tower. On Sundays during the month of October, the tower is opened and people can climb to the top. That is definitely something I would like to do! Until then, I’ll just roam the bottom of the castle.

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