Well, it’s been a while since I have written much of anything. These past two months have been an absolute blur. I’ve been able to do so many incredible things that I fear I have been always living for the next adventure. Granted, I have been thoroughly enjoying every second of it, but I don’t know if I have made the most of every moment. I feel like I’m constantly planning the next trip, trying to get the cheapest tickets, thinking of where to go next. It’s great and incredible, but I need to just enjoy each moment for what it is.
I’ve been here for ten days now, and I think I’ve begun to appreciate the little things.
It’s like this: Right now, I’m sitting in a quaint little coffee shop, sipping an espresso, watching all the people walking by. Students just getting out of class for the day. Mothers grabbing their child by the hand and swinging them over the big puddles. Dog-walkers with up to 20 dogs tethered together trotting through the autumn leaves.
This is an incredible city.
Of course, it’s a huge city, but there are little joys in a big city as well.
Take for example the thousands of tiny cafes, there’s no way that I can ever try them all. In the same way, there are thousands of things that I want to do while I’m here, but there’s no way I will be able to do them all. Therefore, I just have to do what I can and appreciate this time for all that I can make it. I’ve decided that I’m not going to run myself ragged trying to do it all, but I’m also not going to waste time with things that I can do at home, like watching TV or sitting on my computer. It’s time for me to appreciate where I am, both physically and mentally, for what it is and not anything less or more.
So here’s to taking opportunities, going on adventures, sharing stories, and making the most of every second of every day.