Queen of Trades; Travel and Photography- Category [Life Stories]

Something hit me last night that I wasn’t a huge fan of. I was at work enjoying my time there when I suddenly started to get sneezy and have some issues with my throat. Every time I went to give an orientation my throat was more and more scratchy and unfortunately we didn’t have any cough drops to help me out. So as the night went on it started to get difficult to keep up with the sneezing. Every twenty minutes I was back in the bathroom sneezing my brains out. I just couldn’t keep up and It was so frustrating to have it happening when there was only a few hours left until we were closed. 

I go to the bathroom to sneeze and when I came back I get sent home because of how I sound (which according to the owner was like ****) so I apologized and went home. Let me say that the rest of the night was hell. I was sneezing, coughing, having trouble swallowing, and so on. It was really quite an issue to have and it sucked to be in that situation and not be able to make it go away. For the entire night I just keep trying over and over to make things better and every few hours I was up taking more cough drops and drinking water like I was in the desert. 

Even as I sit here typing  this article I can say that most of the sickness is gone but unfortunately I still have a very dry throat. Which of course means that I will be eating cough drops like a champ all day today. I’m not sure where this crazy sneezing attack came from but I will gladly give it to someone else in exchange for my ability to breathe again. 

Have you been getting sick this year? 


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If you have seen Game of Thrones then you know that the show itself is full of surprises. Everyone that watches it tells people to not get attached to any of the characters and the warning is for good reason. In this show there is a lot of war, death, blood, gore, strategy, and so on. It’s complex, visual, and just full of humor. It is a show that I think it worth watching but to some it’s too dark for them to even give it a try. For D though it was a show that got him hooked with the first three episodes and ever since those first three we have been working our way through the seasons to try and catch up. Season 8 is around the corner so we wanted to be ready for when they come out. 

Last Night, after we had dinner, we finally got to finish season 7. He had an idea of what was coming but now he is sitting and asking all these questions. Of course that’s everyone when they watch the show. We all have questions that we want answered. (Spoilers from here on out). How will Bran defeat the night king? Is there another dragon involved? Does Sam have the answer to how to defeat the army of the dead? When will Jon find out that he is a Targaryens and not a Stark? 

There are so many questions without all the answers. We are waiting on the edge of our seats after that cliff hanger. It is just crazy how this show gets you going. It’s amazing, dark, gory, sexy, and just plain awesome. Personally I think it is worth just owning the DVDs (which I do) and being able to watch them on repeat until I can't stand it anymore. 

Are you excited for Season 8?


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I’m not really sure what it is but I am not feeling the whole "be active" thing today. I was supposed to get up today and go for a run before my dental appointment but I just couldn’t get out of bed for the life of me. I think I am just having one of those slumps and I know I will get out of it in a few days. I just have to keep pushing and moving forward. I’m sure everyone has these days and I am not the only one. It just puts the things you had in mind on hold for the time being. Today is an easy day and that is ok. There’s a lot going on but I’m not going to push it or complain about it. 

In the meantime I do ask that you guys check out my stuff and see what you do and don’t like. A few pieces had to be taken down because of Midnight destroying them and for that I do apologize. I have learned my lesson and no longer will be putting pieces within his reach. I just hope that I can keep him away from my artwork and that he doesn’t figure out how to open doors or it’s going to get tricky. 

As always I appreciate you guys and I am sorry I haven’t had any stories lately. It’s been a weird time and I am just trying to keep moving forward. I have a YouTube channel that posts videos every other week and I have an Instagram where I post pictures and get a little personal with my life. My name is sarah_and_spice and you can totally check it out and follow along for daily posts. I quite enjoy talking to my followers so definitely check it out and follow along. 

Thank you guys and stay tuned for what is coming. 


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It’s weird dropping someone off at the airport. It’s like saying goodbye but in a non-definite way. You know you will see them when they come back so it’s almost like a good goodbye. Of course you don’t know what that other person is feeling but you can assume they are excited about what is to come in the next few days. They want to go on this adventure and take a stance on their life. They are taking a leap and getting on a plane that is thousands of miles up in the air and trusting that they land safely in their destination. Really its riveting to think about. 

Today D went to Nova Scotia so that he can compete with his sister in an ax throwing competition. I'm excited for them and I really do hope that they do well. The next few days will be filled with text messages, cheering, and me watching the TV as much as I can to see how he does. I hope that he does well so that he can come back with a big smile on his face. I want him to tell me all the details about his trip and let me know what happened and tell me if he was good enough to make any cash. If not then that is ok to. I just want him to do the best he can. 

It feels good to have him doing what he wants to do. It’s nice to let him fly out and do things with his family. After all, I do travel on my own quite often and I find it refreshing to get away from it all and just be me. For him I am sure that this will be a good experience. He is spreading his wings a little bit more and taking an adventure without me at his side. I think we both can grow from it. 

If you want to watch the ax throwing competition in Nova Scotia you can tune in on ESPN on the 10th to watch it go down. 

Wish him luck you guys! 


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When it comes to traveling I Have learned a few tricks that I never expected to learn. One of them being the ability to change your plan at the last possible second. Of course that only really works when you are on your own because if you are with others it can become a hassle to figure things out. It makes things difficult and I honestly have trouble with plans. Especially when its thrown at me and the person goes "YOU PICK" and when I do it never is really satisfying to that person. For D I am sure it has been a whirlwind to learn my ways. For instance when we were on our way back to New York he had trouble with the idea of us driving straight through to get home. I could tell he wanted to stop and sleep but I pushed to just get home. I'm sure it was difficult to just let it happen when you arent used to plans changing like that. 

A lot of the time when I am traveling and my plans change it is because something big has happened that makes the plan change. IT could be that the weather is super ****ty and I just don't have a choice. It could be that the weather is better then expected so I decide to go do something with more of a hiking aspect instead of just going to do some activity indoors. 

Things change all the time and with four years under my belt I can say that it comes naturally for me to change my plans at any second. To be able to adapt and go with the flow and not really give it a second guess. That in itself is something powerful and I honestly love that aspect of things. If I can change my mind at any second and go with the flow of things at any time then I can easy adapt to other things in my life. 

We grow, we change, and we adapt to what is around us. Traveling has taught me so much and this is just one of many lessons.  

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