What I Know…

 Taken on my first trip to Haiti!

Taken on my first trip to Haiti!

“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer” this I truly believe and this is a phrase that consistently comes to my mind. Over the years friends and family have told me I should write my stories down and as Silvia Plath once said “and by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” So, here I go on my attempt to share my journey with others, to tell you what I know, what I don’t know and what I learn along the way. One of life’s greatest truths and hardest lessons is everything is a choice. Everyday we are faced with multiply choices; some big and some small but nonetheless choices. Mine have led me to some amazing opportunities, some not so amazing opportunities, and to some of the most interesting and remarkable people. Join me on my journey to meet men and women all over the world who move through the waking world living their dreams or still hope for the freedom to do so. I hope these stories and online store inspire you to pursue your dreams, invest in the dreams of others, and embrace the concept that hope is FashionABLE and that you should always raise your glass to good! The silver lining is a metaphor for optimism, and for me, hope. I believe that all things work together for good, and even in bad situations there is always hope, and hope does not disappoint.  

The picture posted with this first entry is one I took on a trip to Haiti. For me, Haiti is a constant reminder that hope does not disappoint.  In all the years I've been traveling to Haiti my love for the country and the people has grown more and more.  The spirit, love and generosity of the people is abundant and the beauty of both the sea and the mountains pulls you in.  Visit the Lookbook for items handmade in Haiti, such as makeup bags, bracelets and necklaces.

Maria
Investor of Dreams/Adventure Seeker/Non-Profit Consultant

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