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The final countdown begins

The countdown for my four day adventure has begun and in all reality the “short timers bug” has got a hold of me days ago. I have started to count down the hours. Only the working hours though, as all others belong to me and I wish it was those that could be slowed down to last forever. Fifteen hours stand between me and freedom, so let them pass quickly please. Does anybody else do this? I’m sure of it, I can’t be the only one, being so unique that it is only me who enjoys their time off to the max. I know for a fact that I’m not. We often fever towards something special, something we are so excited about and then it comes and goes way too fast. I already know that this time will not be different, but for now however, I will stay anchored in the pre excitement, the journey that lies ahead and the know of returning enriched with memories that will last a lifetime. Mountains or oceanside remains the big secret as far as revealing the destination in a blog post. I am excited to say the least, albeit knowing that I have family from Germany in the area visiting Las Vegas and New York. I would have loved to visit, but several things fell through in the end to materialize this plan from making it happen. I know they will have a blast and party, after all there is a reason they say “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. And I know I will enjoy the solitude and silence to nurture my tired soul. The Vegas slogan has become a favorite saying at my Tooth-Fairies office and who would have thought that dentist visits could be so much fun. I’m afraid I’m an accomplice by now and all secrets will have to rest with me until eternity.

I’m planning on bringing the war bonnet, even though there be hardly any reason to wear it other than from an art and photographic point of view. My time away will be peaceful and I look forward to an escape from reality. I’m pretty much packed and surely I’m well prepared for every kind of scenario. What I’m trying to say is that I packed way too much…again. 75% of what I usually pack returns back home untouched, but hey got to have it, right ladies? I have been seriously contemplating a thru hike lately and have an amazing friend that continues to inspire me to do so. I will definitively have to learn to pack lighter as those packs easily weigh 50-60 lbs and even more for others. I’m thinking of what my personal goal would be here and believe me it does get heavy lugging the pack all day, up and down the mountains. We almost did a four day trek this time, but honestly I need to ease back into it after the absence caused by the crazy holidays and given that my last vacation was in 2015. I’m tired and I need reconditioning. 

2017 will be a year of choices, a year to make changes, a year to jump off of the hamster wheel and a year to chase my own stars. To take my health into my own hands, to train and get into the best shape possible to chase some of those dreams. There is not a day to waste in living my “Dash” and with that I know that I will have to step back a bit from WordPress. It’s not that my time spend on here could ever be a waste of time to me, as it gives me purpose to connect with you, but I do know that it also requires a lot of my time. Time I don’t always have. I will get a taste of it during my upcoming four day adventure as I’m still planning to post, but entries will have to be short and for sure lack the often in depth nature of my posts when it comes to sharing my personal journey. 

Have a beautiful weekend everyone. 

Xoxoxoxo ❤️

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

15 thoughts on “The final countdown begins

  1. I count down the days and hours to my special things. My family is going on a cruise in May, and I’m already counting the days. I think it’s 98 days from today. I hope you have a great time on your vacation. I can’t with to find out where you’ve gone. Take care.

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    1. Hi Patty it’s always so nice to hear from you and you make my day. May will be here before we know it and a cruise sounds like so much fun. Definitely on my bucket list.
      Be good to yourself and have a great weekend. Hugs

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  2. Enjoy your vacation! I also do countdowns, on my phone, calendars, and everyday I remind myself that certain special days are coming up. Packing light used to be an issue for me, but last time I traveled I was able to use majority of the things I brought. Read into project 3-33! You might find it helpful! Safe travels! xo

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  3. I totally understand the 75% things going back untouched… It’s not unused though, it’s “choicepower” in it’s material form eh eh… I think your countdown is going to 0 so I hope you can enjoy your time off! Have a wonderful weekend you too! 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹😊👍

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