By: Daniella Aryeh, Guest Blogger
I have to start this post by giving a shout out to two of my closest friends, Julia and Alyssa. I must say, I am a very lucky girl to have these two girls in my life. I can go on and on as to why I love them, but one of my favorite things about them is their sense of adventure. We talk about it all the time, how the three of us are such a great group, because we are just up for doing things, whatever those things may be. From traveling and exploring the world, to giving back to different communities, to our random shopping and dinner dates, so many of my fondest, most fun and happy memories are with the two of them.
I saw this video on YouTube called “Things Every Girl Should Know” by Anna Akana, where she is giving advice to girls from what she has learned over the years. One of the pieces of advice that she gives is, “go after what you want…be bold! You don’t want to be on your deathbed thinking, ‘#regrets.’ You want to be on your deathbed thinking, ‘yeah! I did everything I wanted to do! And if I couldn’t do it, at least I tried!’”
Many people live as if one day, they will finally do the thing they wanted to do. One day, I will travel the world. One day, I will learn how to play that instrument, take that dance class, or learn how to paint. And for many people, it doesn’t happen.
So why not now? What are you waiting for?
Look. I get it. It is hard sometimes to chase down your dreams and adventures. Life gets busy. But we can always a million reasons why your dreams won’t ever happen. If you want something bad enough, go for it. Go and chase your dreams, and live a life filled with adventures.
Don’t look back on your life and regret the moments that you didn’t take. Go out, and find the courage to chase your dreams and pursue your adventures. Just do it, and stop putting it off. Find the strength to live your life the way you really want. And if you have other people who will chase adventures down with you like I do, that’s amazing. The more the merrier, right? And if not, then go chase down your dreams anyway. Life is too short not to.
So, I will leave you with this quote from a one of my favorite songs by One Republic:
“Hope when the moment comes, you'll say…I did it all. I owned every second that this world could give. I saw so many places, the things that I did. Yeah, with every broken bone, I swear I lived” (“I Lived,” One Republic).
Are you hunting dreams and goals? What's holding you back? Take a few minutes to write down one wish, want, or dream. Now write down three, practical things you can do TODAY to bring yourself closer to making that dream come true!
I am in the process of completing my master’s degree in speech-language pathology. I love traveling, meeting new people, hanging on the beach, and will read anything I can get my hands on. I am obsessed with country music, and I constantly quoting Friends and One Tree Hill.
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