So initially, my best friend and I had a plan to book a flight to Peru sometime this year. But the universe works in crazy ways. Her car broke down and had to put her money towards her car and we were left with a maybe on Peru. Or a postponing of purchasing our airline tickets. Then the unthinkable happened. The travel gods delivered us a worthy alternative. Iceland! WOWair went viral with their new LAX destination to travel to Iceland starting at $99. I instantly booked it. A solo roundtrip. Sometimes(most of the time) I can be very impulsive, especially when it involves a good deal. A couple days later, my best friend purchased hers. We were both sort of speechless about our new adventure we will embark on together this winter.
I guess seeing the Northern Lights has always been on my to do list but never really imagined it to be a possibility. I still am in disbelief that I did India last year. But when you want things to happen, you fucking make them happen. My friend and I said we wanted to take our adventures to the next level this year and agreed we would do an international destination. That's what we planned to do and are doing it. Every chance we get, we are obnoxiously saying "Oh we should get this for Iceland." We are constantly wanting to brag and let everyone know that we are going to Iceland. This is big for the both of us in many ways. We both lost someone who loved and lived for adventure. She lost her mother who is an inspiring past traveler and I lost my nephew who up until the age of 8, had lived and experienced more than I had when I lost him. Both adventurous spirits. So wherever we go, we know they are there with us, we carry them in our hearts and souls to any new travels we go on.
We all have a story to tell on why we live our lives like this. Why we travel, why we adventure, why we get on the road or plane to explore the beyond. I have heard the most diverse and inspiring stories about peoples journeys and it brings a warmness to my heart and keeps me going on living this way. I'm starting to live a double life. I work a 9-6 salary job and on the weekends I'm off into another world. I giggle to myself at work because I don't think any of my coworkers or boss have any idea what life I live outside of the company. I like it that way though. To be climbing boulders in the desert and scraping my knees & picking up hitchhikers on a weekend and be back to work on time Monday morning and leave those things apart from the fashion work life. It makes it more exciting.
Make your life exciting. Be impulsive. Book a flight without thinking it. Don't plan it, Just go. I never thought I would be saying this, but I'm going to Iceland. A beautiful wonderland that makes me jump with joy. The wondrous places just waiting to be seen. It's going to be a trip of a lifetime. My life is quickly becoming a magical ride and I don't ever want to get off.