9.2.18 - 2:48pm (italia time)
grow where you are now. don’t wait until the concrete breaks to bloom. you’ve got this.
riding on the tour bus through roma, italia - there was this beautiful burnt orange colored wall & these very pretty plants had grown through the cracks. it made me think, wow.. such a hard spot to blossom in, but there it is, happening anyway.
why do we feel so hesitant to wait until the hard things stop before trying to grow? we should be more like the plants on that wall & keep pushing forward.
often times i believe we limit ourselves, waiting on the “right” time. there is no such thing as the right time for so many things we try to do. we ought to just live our lives without waiting. if we keep pushing through, we become the beautiful thing in spite of something hard that tried to stop us.
this trip to italy has been such a surreal experience for myself. i soaked in every bit of the gorgeous architecture around me. i ate what i was served without being picky (& if you know me well, you know that is so opposite of my norm). i listened to all the accents around me & made conversation with so many strangers who i will most certainly miss. i grew an even stronger yearning to see more, do more, BE MORE. i even started a new career while here because this trip made me realize, IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN? i needed to take a leap. i needed to put my words i’d advise to anyone else, to action for myself.
i am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity to experience life on the other side of the world. i will sorely miss italy & everything it gifted to me.