Growing up I always looked ahead to what was coming next. I struggled with living in the moment, instead I would map out every next step.
Don't get me wrong, planning and being prepared are good things but sometimes you can take it too far. Looking back, I spent way too much time figuring out my school schedules and prepping for whatever was coming next.
After studying abroad and in the years since I have learned to take a step back and LIVE more. Life is too short to spend it over analyzing every decision and every choice.
Sometimes we make the right ones and sometimes we make the wrong ones, that's just life.
Everyday, I continue working towards stressing less and living more. It's not easy to re-wire things in your brain, but I've learned it's certainly possible with personal development and consistent effort.
Year 26 is bringing lots of change, adventure, and new experiences -- and guess what?? I've barely planned any of it!! We're headed to Washington state but have no idea exactly where yet or what our living arrangements will be! I haven't planned what our trip out there will look like and we have no idea what will come next, but we are ready to live life each new moment at a time. It's about time we live life more spontaneously!! Here's to all the incredible adventures yet to be planned that await us in the coming year!! I think 26 is going to be a good one! 😉✌️