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.
*Recordandote siempre Mame.