As I look around at the lives that inhabit our planet, I find more sad faces than happy ones. I believe this could be easily remedied if we took a moment out of our day to acknowledge something as insignificant as the morning dew. Through this simple task we might find that the world really isn’t as bad as we make it out to be, instead we would find that, against all odds, magic still dwells on this earth. All we have to do is take the time to discover it.
For those of you who know me or have kept up with my blog, you
would know that I have recently returned from living abroad in the North of
England. An experience that I don’t think I will ever forget. The adventure
itself was so inspiring and beneficial that as I flew back into the states I
knew that I entering the country as a completely different person from the one
who left it.
Because of England I now have a five-year-plan—Well, a more
realistic five-year-plan I should say. When I started this blog if you would
have asked me if I knew what I wanted to do with my life I would have given you
an answer on what I wanted, but not an answer on how to get there. Something I
Another thing that has changed is that I am more open-minded and
at peace with myself. It’s funny I have never once been that person who has
questioned their identify, if anything I was always quite sure of beliefs and
what I wanted out of life, but as my journey continues I discover more qualities
or dreams I never even knew I had. So I don’t know if I can really call that
discovering or growing?
I think this all came about because, for the first time since I
was 14, I was only responsible for me. Being the oldest of your siblings is
always hard since you are constantly being view as a role model but when you are
put in the situation where you have to become a motherly figure to one of your
siblings because of health issues in your family, your whole world turns upside
down and you begin to stop taking care of your own personal needs.
When I was in England I did not feel like I had to watch what I
said or did, because no one knew me. And as far as I knew, they would never see
me again. For once I could be myself without any consequences. So I treated
England like an adventure. Whenever I was out I took in everything around me
and talked to whomever I could, eager to learn new things and become more
diverse. I met people who I know have changed my life forever and saw things
that have made me realize just how magical this world truly is.
I am so thankful for my time I spent abroad that I would like to
dedicate my next five posts to them. So my fellow readers bear with me as I
reminisce in some of the best moments of my life.