Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Life of a nomad. That seems to be my tale these days. A tale I am embracing and loving more than ever.

"You're 20's are your 'selfish' years. It's a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time and all aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little and never touch the ground."

Thank you Kyoko Escamilla for explaining my life in three sentences.
After college my life has been a 100 percent whirlwind. That thing they tell you when you're 17; life will get away from you if you're not careful and the next thing you know you wake up and you're 75 in a rocking chair watching your grandkids run circles around you...well, it's true. If you don't stop to smell the roses someone else will and there will be no pity party thrown in your favor. Life is cruel, there aren't many second chances unless you take the bull by the horns.

I love life. Truly, 100 percent, in every way possible, all of the ups, all of the downs, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. You name it, I love it. Because all of those things added together create one unique gorgeous life. Yours. It's yours. You own it, you create it and you nurture it in any way you please.
If there is one lesson I have learned from being blessed to travel the world the past 3 years, it has been that there are as many different ways to live life on this earth as there are people. And no one is better than the next. Each one has it's advantages and disadvantages, sure. But who are we to judge that.

"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."

Everyone has a story, a background, a tale to tell. And if we're smart, we will try to live our story to the best ability that we can while listening to the other stories being told around us. When we begin to cultivate our own stories while learning about those around us, that is when we start to really live, and feel ALIVE inside.
Because I have come to find that the best part about life is people; their stories, humor, passions and good company. Yes life is hard, there is no such thing as perfect, and sometimes you will wonder why or how or what is supposed to be the point of it all. But the bad makes the great greater and experiencing the moments where you are at the ultimate high, makes the trenches worth trudging through.

It's a beautiful life. Embrace it. All of it.

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