Most people start the New Year on January 1st, I start a new year on my birthday!
I started 36 off a bit rocky, but I realized you have to acknowledge each XPERIENCE life throws at you. This past year I had a lot of ups and downs. The downs were at times really tough on me, but I knew that what was happening to me was meant for me. We may not get the winning hand in life, but we need to make sure we play the hell out of the cards we are dealt. I believe that if you are kind and nice and you put that energy out in the universe it comes back for you. What I call good karma sure did come back for me!
I received a call from a dear friend asking me if I could leave in two days to the Bahamas as they charted a 150 ft yacht and we will fly private there. At first I thoughts it was a joke, but then realized it wasn’t! I could not believe this was happening, for me to go away with friends on a yacht, I was speechless. I literally started crying when I got the invite as I felt so grateful to have this opportunity. For a moment when I got the invite I actually said no. I was like I can’t just pick up and leave in two days to the Bahamas! I felt like I didn’t deserve it for some reason, I felt like there are so many terrible things going on in the world today that it would be selfish for me to go. I obviously talked myself out of that mentality very quickly. This XPERIENCE was truly like out of a movie. The yacht was absolutely stunning, we went to multiple private islands everyday, we ate 5 star meals, the sunrises and stars at night were unbelievable. There aren’t words that describe this trip, it was like I was dreaming every day. I found myself sitting on the top deck one night staring at the stars (which I never saw stars so bright). I sat there for a good bit and thought about this past year, the struggles and heartbreak and thought to myself, everything I went through and continue to is meant to be. Each day we went to a different island and just sitting on the beach looking out into the clear water was so freeing, I was able to let a lot of things go which was so refreshing. I called my dad at one point and was telling him about the trip, his response was, “you did something right in life kid.” The unplanned spontaneous trips are something I hope you all can XPERIENCE. I will forever hold this trip in my heart. We need to understand that sometimes we need to take care of ourselves and not worry about what will be said afterwards or during. We have to take that time to let our minds and hearts run wild and free. The main thing I want to explain is take your new year and run with it, enjoy every minute of, stay present, stay focused with everything in your life, spread love and kindness. Start the new year with a goal whatever it is, or change something that you don’t like about yourself. Start a new adventure because you deserve it, you all deserve to be happy! I am so ready for 37 and excited to see what it holds for me. I made a lot of left turns last year, but now it’s going to be just right!
” As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.’’ Carrie Bradshaw
MUCH LOVE, XOXO