"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

Last December, I spent a winter evening in Boston with a group of artists, intellectuals, poets, and educators musing on what 2020 would be like for everyone in the room and creating a vision board for my goals for the coming year. I vividly remember flipping through the pages of a magazine and the words "travel the world" jumping out at me. I cut those words out and glued them to my vision board that night. I had always loved traveling and did so regularly, but the thought of actually traveling the world - maybe even moving abroad - stuck to my consciousness. Traveling pushes me past my introversion, challenges me to expand my worldview, and grows my circle of friends, so it felt like the perfect goal to strive toward.

When thinking about where I would actually move to in Europe, I thought about a trip I took in 2018 when I traveled to Mozambique for the first time. As I was selecting my layover city, I decided to stay in Lisbon, Portugal, for a few days, and I immediately fell in love with the art, culture, food, and music of the country. I promised myself that one day I would return, and that "one day" became a reality in 2020.

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.