Sharing a few things on my to-do list

We just got home from Florida this afternoon and I am taking some time to organize myself for the coming weeks. We have a ton going on! Besides unwinding and unpacking from our trip to Florida for Rosh Hashanah, we are also getting ready to leave for our big trip to Spain and the start of my new job. Whenever I have a lot happening, I always take a few minutes to make a list with everything that needs to get done.

To be honest, I never go anywhere or do anything without a list. Its a habit I started in middle school when my teachers would make us write down all our homework and I have continued it ever since. Creating a list helps me de-stress and organize no matter what the situation is.


Spending the long weekend in Florida was a perfect transition from my old job and the tough time I was having to a new start. As I have grown up, I cherish my time in Florida with my family more and more. Each time, it gets harder and harder to leave. I know this is a good feeling and there probably aren’t a lot of 20 year olds who feel the same way.

With our big trip to Spain approaching, I have been having all different types of feelings. First and foremost, this is the first trip abroad Daniel and I will have taken together. So, this is a real test! We have planned this trip together from beginning to end. Now, we just have to take it. I never realized how much time and planning goes into a trip like this. Maybe part of it was because we had never planned anything like this before, but it was definitely a little bit of a stressful experience. In my head, I felt so much pressure to do and see everything that our friends recommended. I was trying to cram as many activities into our days as possible but what I was forgetting was that our trip would be incredible no matter how many churches or museums we stepped foot into. All that is important is that we enjoy ourselves.

There is definitely more to come on Taking Back Taylor about our trip to Spain…what we did (and didn’t) do, where we ate, where we stayed and all other recommendations.

I am also excited to share my first day at my new job and tell you more about the next steps in my career. Here’s to a wonderful week. 🙂






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