A ‘Muggy’ Beginning


“Just start somewhere, find something you like and write about it,” they said. Well, here I am. I’m sitting in Atlanta at a desk, reflecting on who I am, who I’ve become and the roads I “chose” to get me  here. To be fair, I’m still discovering what I like and I wholeheartedly plan on incorporating all of it into what I produce here. However, at 23 years old, I’ve found a few things that I think are worth sharing.

I’ll go into more detail about my past in my future “About Me” section, but let’s fast forward to what it really is I plan on sharing here. I love to travel, just like many. What draws me to travel is the accomplishment of conquering fear of unpredictability and being able to welcome the identification of new culture and comparison to those known. I’ve been to a few places, I’ll get into that later. One thing I’ve noticed I love to do is sit at coffee shops and drink coffee! It’s simple. However, everywhere I’ve been the culture around coffee is similar, but just different enough to make it unique and something worth inquiring about. Something I collect along the way, are mugs.

I started working at Starbucks just over three years ago. Now, while I have learned a tremendous amount about coffee ranging from appropriate pairings to regions of production and so forth, I feel that my knowledge is limited within the country. To be fair, that is completely understandable as Starbucks is a successful corporation that operates close to 24,000 stores worldwide. They are successful for a reason. While I want to expand my knowledge outside of the company, and I enjoy drinking other coffees, I am grateful to Starbucks’ flexibility and support. As a company they have made phenomenal strides for the well-being of their employees and for that I am grateful. However, my accounts on this page will reflect my opinion only, and do not associate with Starbucks in any way.

I do owe Starbucks some credit and influence in the creation of this page. As I’m sure many know, Starbucks sells these wonderful “You Are Here” mugs. I absolutely love them, and they are what started my excitement in collecting mugs from around the world. They produce a collection of mugs with designs that are unique to cities all over the world. I do go into Starbucks’ to collect them whenever I travel to a new city. My most recent addition to the collection was my New York City mug. I’m hoping to add more soon!

So today, I’ve decided to share my travels as I search for the best cup of coffee and the cutest mug. Feel free to Follow along by site, or by signing up via e-mail (scroll down to the bottom of this page).


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