I love metaphors and symbolism, so it would be a safe bet to assume this post’s title was one of the two, just a quick and relatable way to talk about life and new beginnings, (spoiler alert, some of it will be about that). But this post is also different, since I’m actually about to embark on a new journey.
On an airplane.
Big deal, right? Uhh, yes actually. See I’m not a fan of airplanes, nothing personal, I just don’t like the idea of speeding around Earth in a giant man-made flying machine. I avoid them like the plague, which obviously means I’m not much of a traveler. Luckily for me, I live in a beautiful, culturally diverse city that also happens to be a worldwide hot spot. I love Los Angeles and its treated me quite well through the years.
Maybe it’s because I keep getting older every year (funny how that works), but there’s been an increasingly obvious instinctual pull inside of me, scratching away at my comfort and complacency with my blessings, challenging me to engage another part of my brain, with its own hopes and dreams.
Now that I’ve buried the lead (oops), the point of all this is to say I’m about to take a vacation over on the east coast, away from my beloved California for more than a month. All the taco trucks and my favorite food getaways thousands of miles away. My closest family and friends just as far.
Not exactly my comfort zone, but that’s the point.
It’s a great chance to confront fears, push limits and keep growing. From forcing myself onto a plane (50 hour bus rides don’t sound like vacations to anybody) to shaking up my surroundings and environment to kick start new, better chapters in my life, it’s a win-win.
If the deal wasn’t already sweet enough, I’ll also get to visit iconic places like Washington, D.C. and soak up its rich history. Plenty of monuments and famous places to see, new cities to visit and states to jump around. Hard not to be crazy and excited about it all. I have to salute my uncle and fam for the invite and opportunity, always great to have quality people in your life, they make the trips so much better.
So here’s to new beginnings and exciting journeys, both real and imagined. Cheers.