“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain.
I love this quote because as adults many times we are consumed by the reality of so many responsibilities and the idea that life is tough. This may be true and so we forget about what makes us happy. We get stuck in these situations and the only light at the end of a very very long tunnel is for example, your next vacation, or a pair of shoes, or a brand name handbag, or going out for drinks at every possible opportunity.
Today I want to remind you that there was a time when all you wanted to do was sing, paint, write, dance, take pictures, play an instrument, design clothes, learn another language or even learn to cook. You might want to do all of these, why not? I want you to Explore. I want you to try all of these things and Discover a passion for one if not all of them. I want you to Dream and ultimately to be happy because what is the point of this existence if the only joys you find happen when you’re trying to escape your reality. It’s like we’re all in the Matrix waiting for Neo to rescue us.
I know there were many times when that’s how I felt. Fortunately I found dance at that point in my life and it was my red pill, it was a dose of the reality that I wanted to savor with all of my being. To absorb the moves copy them and then make them my own. To challenge my body to move in the way that my instructors moved and when it clicked and my body finally mimicked them on the dance floor I was bursting with a natural high made up of pride, happiness and a sense of accomplishment. I also made many friends at that point in my life who I still talk to today :). As a matter of fact tonight I will be dancing salsa and if I’m still any good I’ll ask someone to record me :).
Try something new and when you find a passion for it, savor it, write it down and treasure it :)
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Top: Forever 21Floral Lace-Trimmed Crop Top
Overalls: Forever21 Polka Dot Overall Dress
Shoes: Nine West Prettyprim Peep Toe Pump
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