I’m participating in Classy in Philadelphia’s Where In The World Wednesday! The idea of WITWW is to post a picture of you someplace in the world…it doesn’t have to be somewhere foreign or tropical. Just a picture of you somewhere you consider traveling.
Two years ago I made a spontaneous decision.
A couple of my friends were taking a trip to California. As they put together their plans, I didn’t even consider going. I can be pretty dense. Scratch that – I used to be pretty dense. I used to take ages to make decisions. I went through the pros and cons so many times that I forgot what I was considering in the first place. I made decisions so complicated that I convinced myself that if they’re that complicated, maybe I should just avoid them, even though I was the one making them complicated.
As we got closer to the trip my friends were planning, I somehow came to the realization that I had this crazy little thing called vacation time. And that even though it rarely occurred to me to use it, unless I had an obligation, it was there for me.
I called my mom and asked her what she thought. I actually inherited my stressed out nature and habit to over think from her, but ironically enough, she’s the person in my life that talks me off ledges and teaches me to let go and live. She essentially told me to let go and live.
So, with my mom’s blessing, I booked my flight. My friends had already booked their flights so my next step was to simply call and tell them was going too.
That’s me in San Diego.
Specifically, that’s me having a cup of coffee at the gorgeous Hotel Del Coronado. That’s also me relaxed, relishing in my spontaneous decision, and slowly, but surely moving toward a path of many more…