It’s so easy to say no to things, or even worse “maybe later…” A few dear friends of mine have been dying to go on a romantic trip just the two of them — something they haven’t really done ever — but there was also a million obligations and reasons to keep pushing it off for another year. And while I certainly admire their strong sense of responsibility, I couldn’t have been more thrilled and proud when they called me from Hawaii this week completely out of the blue. It was probably their action that encouraged me to immediately say yes when a friend from Holland called hours before arriving in San Francisco for one day only asking to visit. This is the definition of taking a personal day, and there’s nothing wrong with it — these are the moments you’ll remember and hang on to; not one more day in the office or working.
So that’s the first part of the puzzle — surrounding yourself with people who challenge you, present you with these possibilities, and encourage your dreams. The second part is trickier yet — be the one who creates these opportunities for yourself, and says yes to them. It’s not easy, but one way to get the ball rolling is to shake yourself up, and get out of your routine, whether it’s a trip on a plane or just a walk to a new part of town. Get yourself out of your comfort zone and see what happens.
With that in mind I’m packing my bags as we speak and driving to a town in California I’ve never been to before. Thank you for reading and see you in September! In the meantime, leave me a comment and let’s stay in touch — find me on pinterest, twitter, instagram, and facebook.