Victim of Routine

It’s true what they say, as you get older, you start wanting less and needing more. Less materialistic expenditures and more adventures. More time with friends and loved ones and less time spent at the desk. It is always inspirational and beneficial to travel and I am sincerely grateful for this past trip to the Caribbean.

As I’ve mentioned before, I was not able to travel much at all and am currently taking every opportunity I get. While my excuse was work related, lack of proper finances, and time, I also have to admit that I was scared to travel. I was afraid of unfamiliar terrine, trying new things, and getting lost. I was always a victim of routine; familiarity and comfort always reign supreme over change and the unknown.

 

I knew I couldn’t live my life to the fullest based on fear and when I took the dive to be a full-time blogger, I had taken my first step to a future that I truly wanted deep inside. I want to be 60 years old and have stories that will last well beyond the designated dinnertime. I want to see things with my own eyes, take photos that I can share and go on adventures to further develop my relationships with the people I adore the most. While I have a long way to go to fulfill this goal, I must say that so far, 2016 is kicking off to be one of the best years of my life.

Before this year, I was living in a comfortable zone with my job, relationship, friendships, and family.  The ideas I had for my future were basic, to say the least, and typical. I can’t say what triggered my perspective to change or how I changed my mindset, but the urge to do more and see more is lit. It’s burning and I am planning to feed the fire.

There is never a set time in your life where you begin to really live YOUR life. Instead of going through the motions, you start to have urges whether passion or determination fuel it – or both. You start to want to do things for yourself and really fulfill that void inside of you. It isn’t about being selfish, but rather feeding yourself so that you can grow and share with others what you learn along the way. It is about loving you and wanting to better yourself in all aspects.

This year, I promise to myself, to take all opportunities presented and just do it.

This year, I want to explore, create, and travel.

This year, I no longer want to have excuses as to why I cannot and find ways so I can.

This year, I promise to live life to my fullest – without fear.