Hey guys! I’m such a tease. For months and months I’ve been talking about this opportunity, that opportunity, and the possibility of taking one semester off, taking a year off, going part time.
Well, it’s finally hit me. I need to take time off. It’s so simple and been staring at me in the face, but I haven’t taken the bait.
On Wednesday, I took my last final exams. Leaving my last exam, I had the feeling of such pure happiness, I can’t even begin to express. I felt happy. I felt FREE.
For months, I felt chained by classes I loathed, assignments and projects that stressed me out more than they would ever play a positive role in my growth and learning.
I’m going to get flack. And that’s fine. But I am so incredibly and deeply happy that I have decided to take the spring semester off.
To figure out what it is I want to do with this thing called “life”. To fuel passion. To find utter, pure happiness and inspiration. To be at peace.
There are a lot of things I’ve learned in these short years I’ve been making both good and confusing decisions. And one of them is this.
Life is too short to do something you hate.
Life is too short to wake up every day and not be excited to start a new adventure.
Every day should feel like a new adventure. Every day should be happy. Filled with love. Inspiration. Joy. Passion. Excitement. The feeling of rolling with the punches and letting life be completely and 100% under your control, while still surrendering yourself to what each moment has to offer.
I know not everyone will agree with me. Many of you will. But what I know is that this feels right. And right now, I’m looking forward to the next six months to a year of finding that spark. That happiness. That joy. The snowball effect of everything you love turning into something even bigger and better every time, without even realizing what’s happening.
I found that last winter break. I found that this summer. And I’m here to find it again.
I’ve moved into another apartment in Syracuse, and I couldn’t be happier. The stress of moving was crazy, but to be honest, it was kind of fun to take multiple trips across town, seeing what I could fit in my car, and figuring out how few cooking utensils I could survive with in order to make an omelette.
I’m stubborn and had to sleep in the new apartment last night. I started moving in yesterday. What can I say, I’m a sucker for bigger (and better) beds.
Plus, Technogel pillows just feel so much more awesome on a bed I can spread myself out on. Can’t wait to indulge you in some more info on that pillow and fun selfies where I pretend to be asleep but am totally and utterly content.
I love you guys. Life is a constant journey. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s not. If something feels beautiful and makes you happy in ways you can’t explain; it’s probably right.