Breezy Days: Life Long Dreams


July 25, 2012

Life Long Dreams

Right now I'm watching Midnight in Paris for the first time, while working on some blog piece work.
I snagged the movie from Redbox last night because I had heard it was a cute movie.
I threw it on the tv and proceeded to work on my computer...
 when I looked up from my work and my heart stopped.

As scenes of the Eiffel tower, the Moulin Rouge, the Arc de Triomphe, the Parisian canals, the cobblestone streets, Parisians walking in and out of charming cafes were gracing the screen accompanied by old 20's music...I couldn't take my attention away from my small television.

It was literally breathtaking.

Although I have never been, I long for Paris and Italy.
I watch all the Audrey Hepburn films; Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Paris When it Sizzles...and I lose myself in it the architecture, the culture, the classic music, and scenery.

For a few moments, I imagine myself there in a flowy knee length skirt and white button-up a la Audrey in Roman Holiday, eating Gelato and touring the amazing museums filled to the brim with intricate sculptures and paintings.

After high school, my mom and I had the plan to tour with a group throughout Paris and other parts of Europe, that fell through and I was heartbroken.
Still determined to go, I then took two semesters of Art History at BYU in hopes of getting into the Italy Study Abroad program.
If I wasn't already in love with Europe, after these Art History classes, I was head over heels.
Learning about the sculpture, architecture, and artists behind it all was intoxicating.
I just had to go and see it for myself.
I had multiple interviews for the program and was almost positive I had a spot.
Then I met Ryan that same semester...obviously the man upstairs had a better plan for me.

I jokingly tell Ryan that it was his fault that I didn't get into the Study Abroad program, that he must have been praying for me to stay and be with him {cute :)}.
 Now he gets to take me so we can enjoy this beautiful experience together. 
I will travel with my love to Paris, Rome, London, and Venice to live out one of my dreams.

Never would have thought it...
but I guess I'm a romantic.

<3 Bri 


Kat said...

Such an AMAZING movie!!


Katia said...

Ugh that movie struck a chord in me, sooooo bad! I ahve always been in love with europe - makes me want to go so bad :(

I hope you get to go soon :)


Birdie said...

AHHHH you MUST GO!! When I was there I seriously felt like I was in that movie! I miss it more and more everyday

Catherine Fishback said...

Haven't seen the movie, but I think I would love it. All those cities are amazing.


Katie said...

Just found your blog via Harley & Jane. Love it!

And I definitely want to visit France & Italy too! :)

Katie said...

Just found your blog via Harley & Jane. Love it!

And I definitely want to visit France & Italy too! :)

Teresa @ Delightfully Darling said...

I havent seen this movie... gonna have to red-box it. Love your love story, it's just way too sweet!

xo Teresa

Bri Lamkin said...

Hey my name is Bri, too. :)

Candice said...

I LOVE that film!!! Seriously so good!
I am exactly the same - have all those movies, watch them on the reg, and dream of travelling there :)