Road Less Traveled

People are always trying to give me advice, Meg.. I think you should wait. Meg.. I don’t think that is in your best interest. Do we follow our instinct or do we listen to the advice given by others? It’s a tough decision. It can be a constant battle within ourselves to choose what we think is the right decision. Sometimes, there is never a right decision. It’s a matter of taking a path that has once been traveled or taking the path less traveled. One trail has a beautiful path already made for you. You can follow it knowing its safe, your protected and will get to where you ‘suppose’ to go. But, the road less traveled.. what does it entail? Goodness, the mystery of it all can be quite overwhelming. The emotions of feeling overwhelmed;  anxiety, stress, fear of the.. unknown. That word is scary isn’t it? The unknown. It must lead to scary things. Do we know? How will we ever know what the road less traveled has for us? What if that road never ends? A life filled with unknown adventures. I think that is life that I am living. It can scare some people. In fact, it worries most. I have been described as free-spirited, somebody who flies by the seat of her pants. To some that can translate in irresponsibility. But, I disagree. It’s a beautiful thing that society can allow you to not participate in the traditions of what life has expected for you. What do people expect you ask? I am not sure. I cannot meet up to the expectations of others and neither can you. We have the freedom to make decisions that we feel are best for us. What we can do is dare ourselves to live the life we imagine. If people doubt you, trust in yourself that what you are doing is right for you. The next time somebody questions your decisions tell them, “I am taking the road less traveled and making it my own.”

Cheers to being you.

Peace and Love,

Meg

Change doesn’t have to be Location.

I HAVE to have change every so often. I hope my future husband learns to love that about me. I recently backpacked Europe this summer and I was given a lot of time to self-reflect. I learned I love meeting new people and especially learning their culture. I quit my job before I left and had open arms to what this summer was going to bring me. The first few countries I went to, I felt like an outsider. A foreigner. The few people who were nice to me were refugees, forced out of their country because of war. Sad. I’m an American and ironically the few that showed me compassion towards me were all from the Middle East. It made my heart happy to see the kindness that we shared with each other. My trip was a smoother experience later on in the weeks. But, I would say the first two weeks was the best learning experience I could ever ask for.

Traveling shows you a new world and opens your eyes to life outside of your comfort zone. I left the United States with hopes of learning new cultures, what I didn’t know is how I would come back to the U.S as a proud citizen. It’s so easy to see our countries mistakes, we are all guilty of that. When you are away you begin to appreciate the beautiful things the U.S does offer. I learned I have the ability to create whatever life I want! I currently reside in the Midwest. I claim California as well, my heart has always been on the coast. This summer I have decided on making a lot of changes. I want more music. More bike rides. More farmers market. More yoga. More adventures. I was settled and comfortable, taking for granted all of those things I {could} be doing.

I stayed with many GREAT people on my summer trip. One of them I met on WordPress! I know that sounds a bit scary, but I trusted my instincts. He opened his home, friends and life to me. My friend, Sara, traveled with me and also loves him as well 🙂 (David) Never be too good in any situation to make a friend. I was shown a lot of compassion on this trip. My hope for myself is to share that same compassion towards others, the world. When I get settled in I want to open my home to couchsurfing.com. The most important thing I have learned is this.. No matter where you go, who you meet; you have one opportunity. To learn. And apply what you have learned by having an open-mind with the world.

No, I can’t just get up and go whenever I feel stuck. But, I can take every opportunity I can to learn from what the world has to show me.

“When you change your thoughts, you change your world.”    -Norman Vincent Peale

Much LOVE,

Meg❤Image