hmm I’m sure this one would be great for the hills.
I shall embrace my poetic side. Let’s see what kind of magic I can concur.
This December I had access to some extra funds. One of the material possesions I truly love getting for myself are watches. Be advised, because they are pricey, I don’t buy them, but I’ll be building my collection.
Ok back to December, I had a choice…spend that money and potentially more and fly out to the Netherlands and spend time with a friend or buy that watch or maybe even two. Well things here have been stressful, emotionally charged and ultimately sometimes unbearable. So I called my friend, asked if he and his wife wanted some company for a week, preferrably the week before Xmas…and he said absolutely. Well guess what this chick did, booked the flight regardless of the price, packed some bags, bought some new threads and did that within that week and a half before I flew out…
Do I regret that trip? absolutely not. Do you know why? Because the experience of it all is something that made me feel refreshed, renewed and fulfilled. I spent time with people I love and adore and have missed terribly. Were things perfect on this trip? nope, but the experience was perfect. I couldn’t have asked for something that filled me up so much. I saw people I love, I met their beautiful baby less than a month since she was born. I went to some really great places and was introduced to some pretty spectacular people. The best part of it all is that I have those images and memories locked up in my mind and I smile when times may be rough here. Could a fancy watch ever bring me that much joy? Absolutely not. I’d still feel hollow and yearning for something more if I would have purchased that watch. What I can tell you all is that even though the wallet feels a little empty, ALWAYS try treating yourself to a grand experience at least once a year. No one will ever experience life for you better than yourself. You only have this moment in your life where you are either physically capable, you have the time available, you don’t have the strings that keep you tied down where you live, the financial responsibilities, etc etc etc…all the excuses that prevent you from DOING. See that photo right here? No one take away the elation I felt doing that. What is life’s greatest gift some may ask? I have my answer…The ability to live it with no reins attached to you and to be able to tell the story from your perspective.
*disclaimer* sometimes I don’t always do, but that’s something that I have to work on, but I know this. I know all I need to do, I have to feel that the moment is right so I can go forward with it.