Who doesn’t like to travel?
I performed Gutless & Grateful in Denver, and I must say, I didn’t want to leave! What an amazing place! Besides getting to share my story with a whole new audience, and being on stage doing what I LOVE, these were the 10 biggest highlights of Denver in two days:
1.) The ridiculously fresh produce at Whole Foods – talk about local!
3.) The exotic art galleries and boutiques in Cherry Creek.
3.) Speaking of shopping in Cherry Creek...if you stop at Cherry Creek Mall, you’ll never want to leave. VERY dangerous that my hotel was literally across the street.
4.) Getting to perform at the beautiful historic Eisenhower Chapel.
And me being silly running around rehearsing…
5.) Being magnetically drawn back to the Cherry Creek Mall in between rehearsal and looking at snarky calendars…
at Urban Outfitters – why aren’t my brothers in this calendar by the way???
(I think they’re perfectly eligible)
6.) Rehearsing lines while ordering some late-night room service.
7.) Supporting an amazing cause. The Eating Recovery Foundation does tremendous work for supporting those with eating disorders, and considering I didn’t have a digestive system for years, I REALLY appreciate anything that supports keeping the hunger alive in all of us!
8.) Speaking of food, getting to eat a huge steak dinner at Elways after the show and checking out exotic menu options like “Crab Cakes & Steak Cakes” and…Chicken Fried Lobster???!!!!
9.) And about that steak dinner thing.…yum.
9.) Gettin’ my hair did and makeup for the show – who doesn’t love meeting someone new at the hair salon form across the country? Maybe it’s a girl-thing…
10.) Arriving at the airport, apparently on National Cat Day and being welcomed to Denver by a huge Cat Day Event – go figure! There were WAY too many puns involved.
The more you travel, the more your world expands.
Have you taken a trip that taught you something new about yourself?
Sometimes I feel like things happ—
Alright, I get it.
But you know what – as I say in my show, you make things happen for a reason. Had I not gotten sick, this show would have never been. A whole audience would have never been inspired by the girl who learned to thrive because she couldn’t think of any other way to be.
Check out some photo-highlights from the event here!
The awesome part now, is I get to travel to different part of the country, be exposed to things I never would have known about, support causes I didn’t even know existed, and take my life in an unforeseen direction.
(You might call that…a DETOUR.)
Once you’re a Detourist, you’re hooked on traveling that twisted route. You realize that the more your swerve, the richer your life becomes.
And now, my detour is landing me right back in Connecticut…
But not for long.
I’ll be performing Gutless & Grateful at my own college – HAMPSHIRE in Massachusetts, on November 11th, and from there, who knows…
I’ll just see where my detour leads me next.
Where can you travel today?
Where have you gone recently that exposed you to something completely new? (Like chicken fried lobster!)
Keep traveling no matter what detours branch from that path. Remember – you’re a detourist. Find out how you can get involved with #LoveMyDetour here and students have their own special detour assignment!
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
― Augustine of Hippo
Share your detour HERE and tell me your favorite travel memory!