As I sat at the airport anxiously awaiting my flight to Chicago to see some of my favorite people, I had a wonderful little encounter.
A woman who was on her way to the Penn State bowl game in Arizona sat down next to me at the charging station and we began chatting.
We got in to our personal lives and where we were from and where this flight was taking us. We also got in to her back story of how she was married for 33 years to a complete asshole (her words not mine) and that she stayed just for her children. She said they finally split up a few years ago and she’s just been so happy, traveling and living life ever since.
She was on her way to the Penn State bowl game with her new man. She told me they met earlier that year, completely by accident, and she couldn’t be happier. The woman said, “When you least expect it, the best things happen. Just live your life, and enjoy it.”
Live your life and enjoy it. Like BOOM. You right airport lady.
I wanted to write a post about my 2017 and what I’m looking forward to in 2018. This woman really made me think even harder about my past year, and what I’m doing to better myself and my life in 2018. She said she was upset that she didn't just live life earlier on. And I was questioning why I just haven't been doing that too? Like WTF right!?
2017 for me was filled with some of the highest highs and lowest lows. On the low, I went through more tough times than I ever have this year. On the contrary, I also came into some financial freedom which not many 23-year-olds can say. After all of the hard times, I'm so ready to focus on me, myself, and I this year! My word of the year for 2018 is, drumroll please......
I lost out on a lot of experiences I should have had in the last year and half or so. This year, I won't let anything or anyone get in the way of that! I want to enjoy new travels, new friendships, maybe new foods and more! Just like airport lady said (just realized I never got her name lol), I need to just live my life. I refuse to miss out on any other experiences that I should have otherwise had.. I've never been happier to be by myself, being able to make my own decisions through life!
2018 has literally started out tremendously for me and we're only two days in. I cannot wait to see what this year has in store! And shout out to the my airport lady for giving me some extra motivation!
What are your New Years resolutions? What do you want to accomplish this year? Let me know by commenting below!
As always thank you for reading peeps!