My second yes came as the result of a deep desire to experience travel. My BFF of 33 years and I have never been away together. Despite maintaining a close friendship throughout our teens, twenties, thirties and now into the middle of our forties, we could never say yes to an adventure together. Now we have found ourselves at the precipice of a new act in life where we are no longer need to direct every move made in our family lives. It’s the perfect time if there ever was one!
This realization opened the door for us to choose to have an experience travelling and seeing some of the world so close by, yet so far away. We’ve planned a trip to Boston, visiting Portland Maine, and Salem Mass, booked our tickets, and an AirBnb. You can’t imagine the nervous and excited energy I am feeling as I watch the calendar days flip and we move closer to embarking on our adventure!
This trip is so uncharacteristically out of my comfort zone. I’m not typically brave and adventurous, but I just feel so comfortable and at peace with this opportunity, and I cannot wait to share the experience with you when we return. I have a feeling this yes will be paying off in the form of memories I’ll hold dear forever.
These yeses and all of the other mindful choices I make (sometimes saying yes, and sometimes saying hell no) are born of the growth, empowerment, and evolving understanding I am gaining as I traverse this thing called life.
Although I encourage you to stand steadfast in your strength and intuition, choosing to say no and invoking your power of choice in all aspects of your life, I also hasten to remind you to say yes. There is no right answer to every question, and both a yes or a no answer can have conditions. Maybe is also an option! No matter what, there is no value in closing our minds to opportunities in the name of self care. Playing it safe and caring for ourselves is NOT the same thing!