Saying goodbye has always been the hardest thing for me to do. I’m plagued by inertia—I always have been. I’m resistant to change, as hard as I try to embrace new experiences. Anything new, anything unknown, is terrifying.
Everyone goes through tough times in their lives. Thus, most people have probably been told that it gets better. Is that really true? Personally, I’ve had times in my life when I’ve vehemently rejected the sentiment. Sadness can cloud your vision and convince you that you’re stuck where you are.
When did life become so full of unnecessary clutter? How did we lose sight of the big picture in order to pursue tiny and meaningless goals? Where did the idea of living simply go, and how can we find it again?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: travel is one of life’s greatest joys. Even knowing that, getting stuck in our comfort zones is easy, and sometimes we need a little nudge out the door.
It’s a feeling that every idealist knows well. You dream day and night about the perfect future you’re sure to achieve one day. You envision upcoming events in great detail, imagining how smoothly they’re sure to go. But no matter what, reality never matches up.
Love is life’s most beautiful and amazing mystery. It paves paths to indescribable euphoria, heartbreak, and everything in between. Many relationships begin passionately—finding ways to show love is easy, because you’re caught up in a whirl of poignant emotion and fiery romance.
Have you ever found yourself settled so deeply into a routine that dealing with change frightens you? Have you ever decided to go for it in spite of the fear, and found that the change dramatically improved your life? If not, it can be truly liberating.
Open-mindedness is a quality that we hear about constantly. We see it in self-help books and we hear it while we’re in the midst of arguments. It’s easy to agree that being open minded is a good thing, but what exactly can it do for us?
Do you have a thirst for adventure, but an empty wallet? Welcome to the club—so do millions of young people. Young adults are at the best time in our lives to see the world, but for so many of us, it seems impossible.
When reality doesn’t match up to our expectations, it’s all too easy to give up on that life-changing love we used to idealize. It’s too easy to dull the pain of heartbreak by telling ourselves that the vibrant, fiery, ardent love we see in movies simply doesn’t exist.