This morning I had a really genuine conversation with a random stranger. We spoke about the world, traveling, beauty, kindness, and hope. •
As we were talking, I dropped info about my roots and my age. He was totally amazed that in my 29 years I’ve seen more of the world than what many dream of. He inspired me and reminded me that although paths aren’t always easy, there are things in life that are more important than materials. •
20 countries in 29 years.
I’m not trying to brag about it. My hope is to inspire all of you dreamers out there to dream a little bigger today. Don’t let your dreams float away. Hold them tight and keep them close to your heart. They are yours; you and your dreams matter. And don’t let ANYONE squash them. •
I’ve experienced moments that are so beautiful, I have tears filling my eyes while writing this because I have this beautiful slideshow of smiling faces from beautiful humans around the world flashing through my mind. I’m emotional because I met a man today who told me that he never had the courage to follow his travel dreams. And my heart hurts a little because I wish that no one ever experiences that sense of failure or lack of fulfillment in their lives. •
My heart sings to a travel tune. It’s my passion. I need it. I have to move and feel the city and the people. I have to dive into it head first. It’s difficult and sometimes I want to scream and run back to the safety of a home I left 11 years ago. But, that would be like quitting and letting my dreams just float away. I’m not a quitter. And I know that my heart is happiest in this state. •
Sure, I was dealt a fortunate hand. Healthy, great family, and we never went without a thing either. But, no one gave me this adventurous life except for myself. As I approach 30 this year, I can confidently say that I am damn proud of all of my accomplishments.
When you put limitations on your dreams, you set yourself up for failure. Dream a little bigger and listen to your heart. ❤️