I believe that we must take full advantage of the life we are given, which means do the things you want to do, be the person you wish to be and reach for the dreams you’ve set out for yourself. Personal growth and development is an important aspect of my everyday life. People assume that they are going to make it to old age and that tomorrow is certain, however it really is not the case. We have to rejoice in the lives we wake up to in the morning and fulfill the dreams of today. I might sound a little cliché, but I don’t want to wait until it’s too late to start dreaming of what I could have done, or what I should have done. Maybe I’m wrong, but my mindset is what keeps me going. With that being said, I choose to live a life that makes the ordinary daily grind bearable. My wild spiritedness continues to push me to travel to places as far as I can; and as often as my bank account will allow me to.
I long for the breath of fresh air that feels unfamiliar, yet comforting. I enjoy walking down streets I have never travelled on and make it my routine for next couple of days. Trying dishes and desserts that liven my taste buds. I guess like everyone else, this is my hobby. To learn more, grow more, experience more, and truly feel alive.
Speaking about being alive, I remember the first time I went snowboarding. It was a surreal experience for many reasons; one, it was the first time I have ever seen that much snow in my life and second, I didn’t think in a million years I would ever be doing something so cool. When I finally grew the courage to take the black diamond trail down the mountain, I was excited yet scared, but happy for sure! Keep in mind this was my second day on the board EVER. So I got to the top of the mountain and the view was absolutely breath taking, the air was crisp and cold, but I still felt warm from the sun’s ray. I remember jumping off the ski lift and speeding down that mountain. I looked around and I was surrounded by mountains, snow and not a single person in sight; yet in that quick moment I felt free, strong, fearless and overwhelmingly happy. I fell a number of times, I even broke my wrist; but I will never forget how alive I felt and maybe it was the adrenaline rush getting to my head or the fact that I couldn’t feel my frozen face… either way I strive for new adventures every single day.
“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures…”—Lewis Carroll
I look around and my peers are scrabbling their assignments, furiously typing a report due at midnight, carrying their resumes as if it were another form of identification, planning their five, ten or fifteen-year route, and focused on what’s next. I’m not saying don’t set goals for yourself, but also take…make the time to enjoy your passion. I don’t know what is in store for me next, it makes me a little nervous not having control over it, although I have learned to trust myself in these past few years and I will always follow what is truly meant for me ❤