ABOUT ME – TRAVELING FOR FUN
I am Corinne with one r and two nn(s). That makes me different from the Corinnes who spell their names in the classic style… And… I love traveling for fun!
I need to clarify that for the first 43 years of my life, I had a nickname – I was Cookie.
A lot of the people from my first 43 years, do not know me as anyone but Cookie.
FYI: Corinne – Cookie, are the same person.
However, this blog isn’t about my name, it’s about my three favorite passions, which are travel, eating, and sewing. (Read about my passion for sewing, here).
By the time I was 19 years old, I began to travel extensively. I had no idea that my first flight would be exactly that: the first of many. (Get a glimpse of why people travel, here).
I wanted to go everywhere and see everything. I am a very curious person, so I considered the world to be the platform that could satisfy my craving to always want to get away.
It was worth the risk to visit a new and unheard-of destination; many times the destination was far beyond what I could have imagined.
I did not even bother to read up on where I was going. Take it as it comes.
My only research was to buy the correct currencies for the trip.
There were no Euros in the 70s.
We had the Michelin Guide – and we used paper maps … what? no GPS?
The Michelin Guide could tell you everything!
My Creative Side:
From a young age, I was a sewer and enjoyed this outlet all my life. My interests did not stand apart from each other. I traveled, ate everything in sight, and sewed buttons on shirts whenever necessary.
I had no idea that both sewing and travel would bring me so much satisfaction and creativity.
I felt just as creative in travel as I did in making things with my hands.
If you are thinking that travel is not creative, you can be very innovative when you are stuck somewhere and have to find a way home! Oh yes, it happens! (On my initial move to SA)
What Kind Of Food Do They Have?
My passion for food traveled with me and to my delight, it was everywhere!
I had no idea that I would enjoy this side-effect of travel to such a high degree.
I saw the world through food.
Initially, when I traveled, I never thought about the different foods in every country.
It never occurred to me to wonder what I would eat when I got there.
I was forced to try everything… What was offered… I ate.
As I read the menus they sounded so exotic, although I did not understand any of the words.
I had to try it; maybe not for everyone if you are a picky eater.
I am an adventuresome eater. This was for me!
We pointed and gestured, and we were never disappointed.
(Read about “The Charisma Of Greece” here)
As we met people and made friends, I had the heady side effect of compliments on my sewing and hand-made items.
I could not believe that I would be good enough to become a sewing mo-jo.
I passed on what I knew and destroyed the myth that sewing was difficult.
My goal was to show a beginner how easy this process was.
Don’t let anyone dictate your style; make what you want to make… Make it fun.
Looking back it seemed important that my passions should not suffer neglect.
I could not have one without the others. They all needed each other
I can relate to them now and talk about them with fondness and confidence.
I have been enriched and blessed by my activities; my passions chose me!
In a myriad number of ways, my travel experiences became my teachers… and left their trails.
I invite you to read my posts and leave a comment below. I would love to hear about your travels too and tell me how it influenced your life.
Regards, Corinne :-)))