Updated: Aug 12, 2021
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 8am
Bundled in bed with my cinnamon coffee warming the cold air. Pen to paper, just like before, but this time it’s post my trip to Australia. It really is just the weirdest thing. It’s like I never left. Did my meditation this morning, made coffee, journaling, (stopped to write this blog while it was on my mind), but would continue to write a page of gratitude's/update on life, read a couple pages, then once I’ve set the spirit of the day I’ll be off to the gym. My ideal Sunday morning.
I am not one to live in the past. I am very much in the present or planning for the future. They all call me a dreamer. Man oh man am I one hell of a dreamer. But to me it’s not just a dream, it’s a goal, and I very much intend to achieve everything I dream of. “There are no unrealistic goals, just unrealistic deadlines.” Read that the other day and thought that is exactly me. But here I am, can’t stop thinking about how weird life is and that Aus is really done.
Anyways! I just wanted to touch on the post travel part.
The night before I flew back I was so excited, I couldn’t sleep! I love home, I love my family, I love my friends, and I love what I do!! Got off the plane, still excited, got home, still excited, started to unpack, looked out the window.. and just started to cry.. I realized that I was really home. It was cold, and the trip that I had been looking forward to for years, had actually happened and was now over.. Now what? Luckily I know which direction I am working towards, it’s not that I have nothing to do/ have no purpose. I know where I am headed, I know what I want, it’s just that initial shock of wow. Life moves so quickly. That is why I always feel such a sense of urgency! I was fine an hour later once I went for my swim (yes in this freezing Vancouver water.) Nature is my drug. It literally gets me high and pumped for life. So I knew what I needed and now I am getting back into the swing of things. Took a couple days, but I think the jet lag is passed and I am feeling clear again.
Plan - not just trips but your days in great detail. I notice when I don’t plan each hour of my day at least the day before I am all over the place. We are such phenomenal beings, put yourself to use!
Life goes so bloody quickly!! No matter what age you are, go do that thing you’ve always wanted to do. I guess the problem isn’t people not doing what they want. It’s that they never sit down to ask themselves that question. What do you want? If you could do anything and not fail what would it be? If you just won a million (more like a billion in this day and age) what would you do?! How would you spend your time?! Guys life is like a snowflake!!! It is beautiful, delicate, and melts away at the touch. Do not just settle, actually go live.
Tomorrow is not guaranteed. That is the reality of it. Don’t take advantage of time. Obviously be responsible and plan, but you can most likely achieve your goals in a shorter amount of time than you think you can.
I am just very passionate about everyone living their best life. It is a fine balance of working hard but also having fun. I am still trying to balance the two.
What sparked this blog is that I am sitting here, doing what I used to do, nothing has changed except for my mind. As I mentioned before - in the past 6 months I feel like I aged 60 years, when if I were to have just been home then I would have only aged 6 months. Travel does unspeakable things to you. I really can’t explain it except for that I feel lighter. I feel more divine. Maybe it is not travel that you need, but whatever it is go do it! Mix up the routine. (To be fair I think routine is very important - I am only suggesting this if you are getting stuck in a rut and losing the spark to life. - I am thrilled to be back to my routine and be productive af.)
Anyways, whatever it is - you only take your memories to the grave. Make them count.