Okay, people, listen up.
"YOLO" is not just a pop culture fad. "YOLO" defines how I live on a daily basis.
Of course, this is not by ANY means, meant to serve as a justification of irrational and immoral actions, as some people like to pretend. "YOLO" or, "You Only Live Once", is rather a driving force for the way we approach and live out our lives, to make it the fullest it can be.
That being said, I have chosen this is as my mantra when determining my life path. I have many goals and dreams in my life, but in my current journey through life, my "YOLO" motto has most applied to my travel experiences.
I am a firm believer in making it happen. If you want to pursue anything in life, simply DO IT. One of my favorite quotes, that I keep posted above my bed to remind myself of its truth every day is, "Live it if you love it." How simple this is, yet how TRUE. If you truly desire something, love it with your whole heart, and feel a burning passion for it, you will live it out. I have many passions that make up who I am, but one that I discovered within myself and allowed myself to pursue is traveling. I come from a long line of family members that believe it is essential to live under your means and save money, meaning excessive travelling is not part of that plan. Don't get me wrong - saving money is great and definitely important. But where do we draw the line? Is saving so important that it should limit your pursuit of discovering the world, your passions, and yourself? I may end my life with limited money or less money than I could have had, but I am positive I will have no regrets. The memories and perspectives I have gained through my travel experiences have defined the person I am today. I cannot imagine my life without these experiences anymore. If I hadn't taken the risk to turn my life upside down, lunge out of my comfort zone, and try something new, I am confident I would not be the same person. Learning to be fearless has set me free, and reshaped the way I approach my life. My advice to you - Learn to take risks and trust that life is leading you down the right path, if it is something you truly desire.
Life is exciting, and there is a whole world out there to see. Let's discover it!!!!