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Cassandra Lee  What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Midweek slump.

Cracks me up every single time (no matter how many times) I see the fluffy white ass sticking out from the curtains. Why so cute? 😂😍

Daydreamer. Heart snatcher. Fluffy. Smelly. And all that jazz.

Life is still a mysterious journey to me, am I not looking at life from within the heart?

"It is a completely selfless love: Tereza did not want anything of Karenin; she did not ever ask him to love her back. Nor had she ever asked herself the questions that plague human couples: Does he love me? Does he love anyone more than me? Does he love me more than I love him? Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe, and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short. Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company." Oh Kundera, I could wake up with you words in my mind for years on end.

Days like these. Blue skies. Cotton clouds. Vast green horizons. Gentle breeze. Oh heart, be still. The world never fails to unfold it's magic every single time.

Cute café run by Japanese and Koreans in Auckland- the pretty interior is a perfect inspiration for my future Bed and Breakfast. #bnbgoals

Freefalling with Mr Adam Levin lookalike literally seconds after we jumped off the plane. Looks a lot like love to me. 😍

🎵‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.🎵

Love life.
Trust me, more than most people I'm scared of heights and free falls. I hate rollercoasters and the feeling when my heart drops to my tummy. But I decided to take a leap of faith (quite literally) off the plane anyway.
For there will be, and have been, countless times in life that I would and have held back out of fear, uncertainty, or simply, the lack of confidence.

There are just far too many missed opportunities, unnecessary detours and avoidable regrets.
At times like these, when I feel that I would or may or could lean back instead of leaning in... I remind myself of the powerful statement in Sheryl Sandberg's inspirational book, Lean In: "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" Let's always remember to take that giant leap of faith because we can do great things, or at least, unforgettable ones if we just try to conquer our fears.

Don't just live life. Love life.

P.S. (and also actually the most important point) My pilot was the most handsome! He looks like Adam Levin!!!

Exploring the Waitomo Glowworm Caves the seven dwarves way. 🎵Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work we go.🎵