I’ve always been told “twenties are the best time of your life!”. But I am such freakin’ stress case that I am not thoroughly allowing myself to enjoy life. I am in a conundrum of what I am to do in life and get so overwhelmed that I am spending my time being worried about the future rather than living in the present moment. I know I’m not the only one out there. So, I bought a ticket to Nashville all by myself. We all know how much this girl loves country. I thought where could I could spontaneously for a week where I know I’ll be happy and excited for adventure? Nashville…you’re surrounded by country music, country scenery and a beautiful city. So I’m going to Nashville. Yeehaw. I was so indecisive as to buy the ticket or not. I swear I had the flight up on my computer for a week or so. I just bit the bullet and did it. My mom said to me “Noelle, if I could go back in time and change one thing it would be to adventure more before I had settled down with a family and such.” Also, one day I was in a rut and thinking about what to do with my life and questions I have. I even did a short meditation asking for guidance..On my walk to work right afterward I found this…
It was the most chilling, incredible feeling walking by that note… I had to go back and snag it and hang it on my dresser to wake up to every morning, hehe. I kept reflecting on this note and hearing everyone say they have never regretted any trip they took in their life, no matter how much money it had cost them. They all said they would do it again in a heart beat. So I clicked “purchase ticket”. Oh, and the lady at Bulk Barn demanded I go too. So, I took advice from a complete stranger (lovely person she is), this incredible note (that I’m keeping forever) and my absolute best friend and bought it. I couldn’t be more excited.
One of my New Year’s resolutions to myself was to get out of my comfort zone as much as possible as I apparently love it in that silly zone. But I’m not living life to full potential due to that comfort. There is so much this world has to offer rather than doing the same old things every single day. Gym, work, school, gym, work, school, gym, work, eat peanutbutter, school, work and so on…. This is giving me a chance to learn about myself, grow as a person and enjoy the unknown adventure.
Moral of this story is to not let life pass you by doing things that aren’t completely fulfilling you in life and do something crazy (even if it does cost a schwack load of money, if you have it… use it for adventure. There is always money to be made. But only a short time to experience adventure). Change up your routine. I mean you don’t have to buy a ticket right away but if you wake up on a day off not knowing what to do…go for a road trip, try a new fitness class, go camping up in the woods for the night, have a fire up there with some friends. Do something you’re not used to and allow adventure to make you smile.
But then one day book a ticket spontaneously, please! It’s exhilarating.
I will post throughout my little country adventure and follow me if you like! I hope to inspire other “comfort-zoners” to leave that silly zone and see what this miraculous life has to offer.