I'm known to be a bit nomadic in nature. I just can't help mah-self. Discovering new places, new faces, new cultures, new life... it's unmatched. Regardless if the travel was extravagant or bare bones, I always come back inspired. And isn't that what we all want? To feel alive?
This year has been a bit different though. I've taken a hiatus from long distance traveling in order to get properly situated in my new life on the west coast. And while it's almost as if I'm living life on vacation in LA (I can hear you already), I'm not. I've been working my ass off in production, going to nutrition school and aggressively pursuing new entrepreneurial endeavors. It's been a kicker of a year.
My soul hit it's limit. I needed some fuel. It was time for vacation, and I wanted to share it with someone I cared about. Because, what is life if you're not sharing it?!
And then it hit me... I had no one to share it with. There was a brief moment where I felt debilitated (although I hate to admit that). I almost believed that I couldn't go. In the past couple years my adventures included a boyfriend in the exploration... and well, I don't have one of those.
Should that stop me? NO. Never.
Let's be real, this is just where I am. I'm single, I'm eager to explore, and I want a partner to go frolic around the world with me. So, that's exactly what I did - minus boyfriend, plus girlfriend. And it was EVERYTHING.
I highly encourage you to do the same (single or not).
Grab a friend. Go on vacation. Boom. #Friendmoon is born.
Stay in the fancy hotels, soak in the pools, lounge in the hammocks, and explore the jungles. Get dressed up and drink tequila to your hearts content. Enjoy the life that is here for you to live. There's no use in letting your previous beliefs of a situation hold you back from what's possible. You are your only limit.
I won't get into the nitty gritty of what we did (check it out on the wanderlust series), where we went, and who we danced the night away with (doh) but I will tell you that you don't need to wait for something to start. You don't need to have a boyfriend to go travel (as silly as that sounds). You don't need to be ballerina to dance. You don't have to be Madonna to belt your heart out. Get out there. Do whatever you want to do. Live the life you want to live. There is no use in waiting. Drop the ego and just DO THE DAMN THING. I'm so very thankful that I did.
... and eternally thankful to have such an incredible human by my side to friend-moon with.