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My European Excursion: The Courage to Act Outside My Box



If you’ve followed my last two posts Wanderlust and Spring into ACTION: Tips for Unleashing Your Creativity and Unearthing Your Ideas, you’ve noticed that I am doing exactly what I’ve encouraged others to do:

  • Pursue your passion.
  • Try something different.
  • Think outside of your box…Act outside of your box…Get rid of the box!

My passion is to travel, read, create art, teach, learn, and love. In many ways, my statement sounds a bit utopian, but that’s okay – go with it!

Instead of writing an article this month I have chosen to share photos that I have taken over the past two months of my European excursion. Mind you, I have hundreds of photos, but this slideshow is a collection of some of my most meaningful moments. Purposely, I have not labeled the photos. I wanted the pictures to speak for themselves. You will see homelessness, security, children, futball, lots of water, monuments, sunsets, the Pyrenees Mountains, art on the sidewalk and buildings, crowds of people, Love Locks on the Seine Bridge, food, musicians, dancers, and more.

The five places I visited:

  • Paris, France
  • Florence, Italy and the outskirts (Residence of Gavillaccio – my sister’s resort)
  • Marseille, France
  • Pau, France
  • San Sebastián, Spain

If you have questions, feel free to ask. I hope you enjoy!


traci_currie_profile[photo]Traci Currie is the Art + Creativity contributor for the Phoenix Rising Collective. She is a Communication and Visual Arts lecturer at University of Michigan-Flint, as well as a knit-crochet artist, writer, and spoken word performer. She has been a part of the art world for over 15 years as an art gallery board member; spoken word series organizer for five years; performer, nationally and internationally; and published poet. She believes the PRC will help young women reach their highest potential.  “This organization is about empowering women to take ownership of their lives, claim their identities and be the positive change they wish to see in the world they live.” Read her latest posts here.

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The Phoenix Rising Collective provides self-care workshops, heart-centered professional development and authentic leadership training that inspires women to be self-love in action. It is a positive, women-centered, spirit-affirming community where you can grow, share, and learn with others who have the same commitment.

2 thoughts on “My European Excursion: The Courage to Act Outside My Box

  1. So good…I had to share! The imagery is beautiful and poignant. Thank you.

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