one-way ticket

(I found this entry I wrote the summer before heading out to Colorado: June 2009)

It’s final.

I just purchased a one-way ticket to Denver, Colorado.

Final Destination–Fraser, Colorado.

I know I am not going to even be there a long time, but it is still one of the biggest changes thus far in my life.

All my life, I have done what was comfortable. I have done what is safe. I have done what I thought others would approve of. I guess in a way, I still am playing it safe. But atleast it’s a step towards my future in risk-taking.

The song, Everyone is Free to Wear Sunscreen is one of my favorites–and one of my favorite lines is…

“Do something everyday that scares you.”

 I want to be that person. I want to be the risk-taker. The spontaneous one. The adventurous one. The free-spirited one. And although I like to think of myself as those things–I’m just not.

Atleast, not yet.

I want my life to have a lot of one-way tickets. I want my life to be filled with great company. I want to hear the sound of the wind in different parts of the world.  I want my life to be an inspiration. And I want my life to be filled with experiences.

So here is my promise– to no one but myself. 

Scare yourself. Take risks. Challenge yourself. Listen–to what the world has to say and to what the people in it have to say. Discover yourself. Take opportunities. Inspire yourself. Watch–the movement of this planet and the dances of the people who live in it. Love yourself. Take the road less traveled. Encourage yourself. LOVE–all.

2 thoughts on “one-way ticket

  1. you totally met your “promise” to yourself while you were in colorado! think about all the firsts we had together. and we will have together 🙂 we took the road less traveled, you encouraged me lots, and you loved me well. miss you so much, G. –Mo

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