Be Yourself

If you want to cut your hair, cut it. If you want to sing, sing. If you want to dance, dance. If you want to run around naked…well I won’t go there but you get the idea. Basically, do anything you want. Sometimes I want to do things and then I get scared, maybe because I live in a society where uncertainty is frowned upon. Maybe it’s because I’m afraid people will think my idea is crazy. Whatever the reason, any time I hold back on something I want to do because of outside influences, I always end up feeling a little more empty inside.

It’s most likely never going to be a good time to do the things you really want to do. If you are waiting around until you have enough money, until you have enough time, until you have “settled all of your affairs” (whatever that means), those are just excuses.

I have been going back and forth on taking this bike trip for a long time. I have been scared at times, thinking “What am I going to do for food?” and “What if something happens on the road?”. Just the other day, I lost my tent and had to sleep under this table…

…it turned out to be the best sleep I’ve had on the trip. And I was scared and on the verge of tears thinking I should cancel the whole trip and get a “job”. Luckily my sweet sweet brother offered me an extra tent he has and my friend in Cleveland opened her door to me until it comes in. All of these things just happened and they were nowhere in my plans.

So, basically my message is to just jump. Chances are things are going to get uncomfortable. They are probably going to test your patience and test your spirit and determination but if you believe in what you are doing and following your gut, you aren’t going to be let down for long. I’m going to keep going on my trip, even though I really have no idea where it is going to lead, because I believe in the things I am doing and I believe in following the signs life presents.

So push on people. Follow your heart and follow your dreams. I believe in you.

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