Today, I took some time to stop and smell the roses (literally). Conner and I walked five kilometers from the city to Glasnevin to visit it's well-known cemetery and the National Botanic Gardens. It was a beautiful fall day with bright blue sky, and nothing makes me happier than spending my day outside in the fresh air with the changing leaves. There were various sections ranging from rose gardens, greenhouses with orchids, desert plant houses, pumpkin gardens with sunflowers, and tons of different types of trees and bushes. Not to mention there were stunning sculptures around the grounds. I even got to add to my list of cafes by visiting the one at the garden to get a coffee and a delicious apple berry tart. We walked all morning and afternoon taking in the pretty flowers and other plants. I also got to take a lot of time for one of my favorite hobbies, taking photographs, while I was here. I'm so grateful that Phil Reid had faith in me my freshman year at Purdue and taught me so much.
I got to spend another day taking in what the country has to offer with my best friend. It's always nice to stop and smell the roses, appreciate the small things, and invest your time in things you're truly passionate about.