I see people crib about their plans falling through all the time because their friends probably bailed on them and there wasn’t a point in seeing the plan through to the end because so many people said they didn’t want to be a part of it anymore. Makes a hell lot of sense, doesn’t it? I’ll be honest, when I planned the trip that I am on right now with my best friend, I didn’t think we would actually be able to see it through to the end because it seemed too good to be true back when we planned it.
But now that I’m actually on this journey to a dreamy, magical city, with my best friend snoozing in the seat above me, it’s actually hitting me that this is really happening. Not once, not when we booked our tickets, not when we booked a room at the hotel, not when it was just one week to go, did I feel like this was really happening. Sure, I was sleepless last night because I was excited about this trip— something that hasn’t to me in ages. Maybe getting excited about trips again is a sign that I’m excited about what life has in store for me, once again, and that’s a really good feeling.
And now that we’re finally on this journey together, I have butterflies in my stomach for the first time in a very long time. I didn’t think that something could mean so much to me ever again, but I guess things can matter to us again. I’ve been honest with you all about how the past few weeks haven’t exactly been the best time for me. But now it feels like the raging storm has passed because everything feels bright, sunny and colourful once again.
To us, this trip isn’t just about getting away from the kind of monotony that had set into our lives lately. It’s also about making memories and not just sitting around waiting for them to happen to us. There’s a certain kind of fun to saying, ‘Screw this, I’m going to go write my own story instead of waiting for it to be written.’ It’s about taking back control and letting our hair down for a while, even if we do have to go back to our daily lives after this trip. It’s not about looking for magic, for us.
Instead, it’s about making good things happen for ourselves. When we first made the plan, I wasn’t sure if we’d make it to the other end of this plan. But one by one, the pieces fell together in place and things started looking brighter. And every single day, that led us to today, has just been a whole ‘will-it-won’t-it’ situation because life can be unexpected like that and sometimes, no matter how much we try, things just don’t work out. But fortunately, the plan worked and now, we’re here, travelling, joking, stuffing our faces with snacks and simply having fun.
So, maybe things aren’t going all that well with you right now. I get it, it can be really hard. But find something to look forward to and if you can’t, make something you’ll look forward to because hope can go a long way in making us look at the bright side of things. Things always have a way of taking a turn for the better somehow, and if you want something badly enough, there’s nothing standing in the way of you and your dreams. Work for them and don’t stop chasing them until they’re right in front of you.
Give yourself something to look forward to. I promise you this works, no matter how big or small it is. What matters is how much it means to you.
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