September 20, 2017
Coming to Paris has definitely put things on perspective and I wanted to share a little bit with you guys, because I feel it is something we all might happen to experience at some point in our lives.
A few months ago, I kind of lost sense of direction, personally speaking. I was just too consumed in the little things, and when I could take a deep breath and look outside the box, I found myself sort of lost and without any motivation whatsoever. I would normally be the girl that wakes up at 6 am, so happy and excited about a new day, but that started changing and eventually I found myself waking up so late and not wanting to get out of my bed at all. I was confused and tried to understand what was going on. Months went by, I did many things, and nothing seemed to work out. Then a Thursday night (actually 2 am) I realized I needed a little adventure, anything that would bring me up and let me see things on perspective. So I impulsively booked a trip to Paris, a Thursday at 2am without even asking my boyfriend. I just needed something to give me some sort of excitement and happiness, if anything, it could only be a positive thing. And god how glad I am that I did.
Going to Paris on an adventure and doing so many things without even planning them has had to be one of the best things that I have experienced. Its just a “let go”, let things happen and enjoy every second of it. That is what life is about right? Its just too short to go over the little things, or get too attached to things that you can’t change, problems and issues that are beyond your control. You just have to embrace them and make the best out of them, instead of staying like a little kid in your bed, waiting for them to go away. I am so so overwhelmed now with all that I learned and thankfully experienced in Paris. Meeting amazing friends, going to hidden places, getting lost with my boyfriend trying to remember a language I used to know by heart, eating more cheese than I have ever in my entire life and walking so much my legs almost fell off. This particular day was so incredible. I met a few friends that know how to get into Paris rooftops. And man, the adrenaline was real and felt so good. It was so fun to walk (and climb) up there trying to get no one to see us. The weather was amazing, the sun was starting to set and the view… the view was everything. And then I saw it. Life is amazing if you take it where you want it to go.
With all of this, I am not saying the solution is go get a ticket to Paris. But what I mean is, if you ever feel things are not on their right direction or you feel a little bit lost, do something about it. Have an open mind and try to find the good on the things you have in life. Do something you’ve never done before. Plan a getaway to freshen up your mindset or just spend more time doing things that you love, time with someone you didn’t see in a long time, plan more dates, do new things and be open to adventures. Find something new, and make it exciting. Honestly that adrenaline I felt made me realize life is too beautiful to waste it away, sit or do nothing.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this, and hopefully help someone that might have been through the same:)
Photos by Visualisation and Gonzalo Mavila