Happy New Year everyone! Yes, I am aware that I’m a few months late, but I am so excited for 2013 and the new chapter in the story of my life. I have a feeling it’s going to be my luckiest year-to-date and I am so grateful because I live a pretty charmed life as it is.
I have this friend who is always telling me that I never have to worry (like he does) because no matter what, I always fall ass-backwards into money. He’s right in a way. Things always do seem to work out in my favour (eventually) but I strongly believe that life is what you make it and having a positive outlook is what will make or break you.
Life is only a ride and if you don’t take a leap of faith every once in a while, the only risk you take is having a long list of regrets when your ride is slowing to it’s final stop.
Anyone can do anything they’d like to do in life. It’s a lot easier to accomplish your goals when you truly believe that you can. Personally, I love adventures. I love traveling, exploring nature, experiencing new people, new places and doing things I’ve never done before. I have a passion for writing, story-telling and music. I have a keen interest in politics, freedom, human rights and rEvolution. Finding a traditional career that will allow me to be one hundred per cent myself, all the time, has been a challenge – but it’s a goal I will not give up on.
One major life-lesson I have learned over the last year has been how important it is to allow my life to flow. We all make choices every single day that re-enforce our journey down our chosen paths. Letting go of fear and the belief that I am the only force in control of my life’s direction is something I’ve had to train myself to do. Having trust and faith that the Universe won’t let me down and truly letting life take me where I am meant to be is much easier said than done.
Following my instincts and learning how to read the signs and synchronicities in my everyday life is the most important part of living this way. Any form of meditation, day-dreaming or simply visualizing where I’d like to be and what I’d like to be doing gives me an ultimate advantage. After all, thoughts become things.
I’m not going to lie and tell you the Universe doesn’t occasionally put up roadblocks along my path.
What started as a month-long trip to Ontario visiting family and friends quickly turned into a whole season away from the coast I love the most. I have been unemployed for the past four months (with no EI benefits, might I add) bouncing between the homes of family members, doing odd jobs for them so I could make my way back to British Columbia. I am grateful for the amount of quality time I’ve been able to spend with my loved ones here in Ontario, but I am very anxious to get back to my adventures.
Saying goodbye to the people and places you love is always hard, but sometimes it’s necessary in order to follow your heart’s desires.
This is where I’m at now. Once again, stuffing my life in my backpack and heading into the unknown. Of course I have a general idea of what I’d like to be doing and where I’d like to be, but I don’t have any sort of concrete plan. There are many more open doors and opportunities available to me this way. It’s a good thing I love surprises. They truly are the spice-of-life.
Taking a giant leap of faith like this was scary for me, at first. Having no safety net to stop me from plummeting into failure was a very real fear for me. But, after having gone head-to-head with my unfounded fears a few times before and having not only survived, but thrived, has made this process a lot easier. Change can be very uncomfortable for those who haven’t practiced the art of letting go and allowing life to take you for a ride. It’s so cliché but it’s true. Practice makes perfect.
I’ve made beautiful memories with great friends, had some unique adventures and a few life-changing experiences.
If it weren’t for taking risks such as these, I definitely would have never experienced living in a yurt, sleeping on a beach under the stars, surfing at sunset, climbing mountains, kayaking on the pacific, coming face-to-face with a humpback whale, sleeping in my hammock in the rain forest, or the countless times spent strumming my ukulele, singing with friends on the beach around a fire.
The uncertainty of where I will end up or what I will be doing in the future has now become the most exhilarating part of the journey. I can only imagine the possibilities and there are so many. I can hardly wait to find out what’s in store for me this year.
All I know is that I’m heading back to my favourite little town in B.C. and will officially be making the coast my new home base. Island life is most definitely for me.
Thank you all so much for your continued readership and support. You rule. I know the frequency of my posts are completely random but I will be posting as often as I can with exciting updates and more stories to share with you. Please feel free to drop me a line in the comments section, anytime.
I hope you find yourselves smiling often down your own paths. Best of luck to you all in 2013, sending Universal love and good vibes, always.