Happy May! Also, know as my last month in Europe. I kid you not as of the day I am posting this, I only have 27 days left here in Scotland. This is insane to me since I was just wishing I could go home already but I also feel like I just got my passport to come here.
I struggled so hard with putting together this mood board. I had no idea what colors I wanted to use, so I focused more so on feelings, things, and places and luckily it all worked together.
The one word that kept popping up while I was making this was passion. I have less than a month left here abroad. Less than a month before I have to go back to normal life. Less than a month before I have to leave my new friends behind. Less than a month before I have to say goodbye to a whole continent for at least a few years. (I hope to come back one day!!)
My intentions for May are to really live life to the fullest, do everything with passion, make memories I’ll never forget, and be brave.
Red is like the only thing holding this mood board together. I felt drawn to the color and decided it was perfect since red is so often associated with passion.
Live with Passion
What does that even mean? Well to me it means having a reason for everything I do and being 100% in or not at all. Living with passion means doing things I love and have always wanted to do. So, for example, I included a bike because I want to ride a bike before I leave Europe. And I want to get at least one more new piercing before I go back to the states as well. (Any guesses to which one(s) I’ll be getting?) I also want to watch a sunrise, go on a road trip, and visit Edinburgh again.
To me, passion also means loving your life and enjoying every little moment. Which is why I included that photo of me smiling because I remember just being so in love with life at that moment. And the photo of me in the gym is there because I’ve always been passionate about lifting but lately it’s been fizzling out. I included it to remind myself how strong I am and that I can’t give up since I’ve come this far.
The girl in the pool was actually the photo that brought this mood board to life in my head. The red suit just stuck out so much to me and I knew then that I had to focus it around red. Plus, I’ve been dying to go swimming and I may be able to when I visit my friend in Madrid this month!!
I’m not a brave or bold person. I’m a shy little introvert that only becomes bold when she’s around her friends or can hide behind a screen. A.k.a. why you sitting there reading this may not believe what I just wrote about me being shy. It’s true though. But my last month abroad is not a time to be shy!! May is my last chance to do everything I want to accomplish while I’m abroad.
After running back on a train to give a cute guy my number last month, I’ve realized I’m braver than I thought. I feel like I’ve become a whole new person since I’ve been abroad. Almost like I’m living a second life in an alternate universe. (A universe where they don’t have Dunkin and drive on the left side of the road.)
I’m scared of going back to cautious Caitlyn when I go home, so I have to take advantage of bold Caitlyn while I can. Maybe I can find more cute guys to ask out or things to try that I would never do back home.
I guess this mood board isn’t much of a “mood” board but more of a vision board. Either way, I’m excited to achieve everything portrayed in these photos!
What are your intentions for May?