Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ON LIVING IN THE NOW

Life has interesting ways of showing us what's truly important; the worst tactic probably being by means of a tragedy. But that's just the thing, there's this saying "We plan, God laughs" which I'm just now beginning to understand. Life is this beautiful, majestic and unpredictable thing, and in the blink of an eye it can change forever. 

My close friends from the Dominican Republic and I recently suffered a great loss which I still can't bring myself to fully understand. What I do know is that I now, more than ever, feel inspired to chase my dreams, to go after what I've always wanted, regardless of my fear of failure, because life is indeed too short. I have regained this motivation to live fully alive, and for me that means fulfilling my aspirations of traveling the world and doing it with a sense of urgency I didn't have before. 

Some people find love in others, I find love in new and undiscovered places. I live for the thrill of being miles away from my comfort zone. I feel awake and alive the night prior to a new adventure when I know my eyes will soon take in so much beauty they hadn't before.

I'll never understand why bad things happen to good people, but because of it I'm now convinced that I want to live a life of no regrets or what ifs, taking every sunrise as a blessing and every sunset as the opportunity to do it all over again the next day. Keep on scrolling to see my Granada photodiary, which for me was a trip that reminded me of all the wanderlust I still have left inside of me. 

So go out there, do whatever it is that makes you feel alive and do it often. Nothing is guaranteed in this life, except the memories we create by living a full and joyous life. 

xx,
Chels. 

*Recordandote siempre Mame.


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  1. Like you said we can plan but GOD has the ultimate plan for our lives.
    Live a fulfilled and blessed life always "KNOWING THAT TODAY YOU MAY MEET WITH YOUR CREATOR". We will never forget her !

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  2. I'm so so sorry for your loss Chelsea but I'm glad you have a close group of friends that stay strong and are a good support system. Traveling is the best way to unwind and the unknown is always so fun!
    XO,
    Maria
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

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    1. Thank you Maria, totally agree with you:)

      xx.

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  3. I hope you are doing well. Sorry for your loss. Please, stay positive and surround yourself with love ones. I agree that we need to live in the present and enjoy life in the best ways we know how. xx

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    1. Thank you Feyi, your words mean so much.

      xx.

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  4. wow, so much inspiration. Thats so amazing!
    Sophie♥

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  5. nice post, the photos are just sooamazings

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  6. Love your smile, love your life, love everything


    Mistico

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