Have you ever decided hours before a departing flight to just hop on and go?
I had always wanted to do something crazy and spontaneous but a lot of the times I found myself either playing it safe or just talking myself out of it. A lot of times when confronted with making a decisions, our brains automatically go to the negatives or the uncertainties. Where am I going to stay? How am I going to get around? What if its not as fun as I think it will be? Thinking is such a daunting task sometimes that drains us mentally and even physically at times. This year, I am trying a lot of new things and one of them is to not dwell on thoughts that only exist in my mind and to do the things that make me happy. In living a more conscious life, I am learning how to really get rid of a lot of emotions that don’t add anything positive to my life.
I consider myself to be a free-spirit with a wild heart. I have a gypsy soul that has taken me to a lot of amazing places and rebel that fights for what she believes in. All of these emotions exacerbated over the weekend where I told myself, if I really am a gypsy soul, what was stopping me from buying a ticket to Miami? When I answered my own question I thought to myself, I have no kids, no pets, yet why was I being held back? Only my thoughts and myself were truly holding me back so as soon as that thought crossed my mind, I went ahead and paid for my ticket and had the time of my life. I didn’t complain once. There were no concrete “plans” and there weren’t any expectations except great and positive ones. I got to go to 9 Mile Music festival which is what sparked this whole trip and experienced a bliss I hadn’t experienced before. I felt like Bob Marley was among the crowd and that he was smiling as we all sang alongside with his sons.
It was an experience I will always remember and do again. Like always below are just a few pictures of last weekend.
My advice to anyone that is thinking about taking a spontaneous trip is to just do it. If that is you in the near future just keep this in mind, live in the present and don’t let anything hold you back from what you want to do. 🙂