About Thursday's Child

Hi, my name is Kristen, and this is my blog.  Why do I call it Thursday's Child? Well, when I was little, I was obsessed with nursery rhymes.  To this day, I can recite an inordinate amount of them.  Go ahead, try me.

me in City Park, Budapest
There was, however, one in particular that always stood out--the one that predicts your personality based on the day of your birth:

Monday's child is full of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace;
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go;
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living;
And the child that's born on the Sabbath day
 Is fair and wise and good and gay.
-Author Unknown

In case you hadn't already divined from the title of this blog, I was born on a Thursday.   And for some reason, growing up, I was SO proud to be the child who has far to go.  I didn't care that, according to the rhyme, I wasn't beautiful or graceful or kind; when I saw that illustration of a little girl and her suitcase, I knew it was me.

My entire life, I've dreamt of far away places and things.  I first traveled to France, on a school trip, at the age of 15.  It was then that I caught the infamous travel bug.  That trip forever changed me by awakening a desire that had been growing inside me since my nursery-rhyme-reading days.  Since then, I have jumped on any and every opportunity to see new places and experience new things.  I am the first to admit that my travels are not as extensive as I'd wish.  However, while nothing can beat a first-hand experience, I'm a firm believer that a bit of day-dreaming can't hurt (it is especially nice for my bank account).

That being said, I don't think that "has far to go" has to pertain exclusively to travel.  I "have far to go" in many things, among them: learning about myself, trying new activities, figuring out my life.  I have ambitions to improve at cooking, knitting, photography, decorating and skiing. To me, "having far to go" is an attitude, a way of treating each day like a new adventure.  I have followed my heart as it led me down different paths, traditional or not.  But no matter where I've gone, I've taken "Thursday's Child" with me.

Currently, I'm living everyone else's vacation in the stunning Rocky Mountains of Colorado back in the real world (!!!) in Kansas City.   Who knows where the next few months could take me?  I certainly don't.  Follow me and my adventures through this blog.