I saw this picture (on Pinterest, are you really that surprised?) and was immediately flooded with emotion. I actually had to take a moment to decompress and figure out what it was all about. Then I realized: this is what I’m doing. I’m traveling the world, I’m discovering and exploring new places and myself in the process (cliché, I know). Because there are people in this world who love me enough to encourage me to do what makes me happy (and to make good decisions – shout out to my funky fresh dad). I feel so lucky. I am so lucky, and I know it. I am lucky to have a family that is supportive, and to have parents who want me to learn as much as I can about everything, who push me to step outside my comfort zone and experience something new.
I am traveling the world, but not necessarily due to the things I’ve accomplished in my life; the entire foundation of my success is my family.
So, if I haven’t said it lately, or don’t say it quite enough (I certainly don’t): thank you. Thank you for inspiring me to be passionate about something, anything. Thank you for everything.
Okay, I’m done being sappy now, I promise. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!