Life has changed in many ways for me in the last few months.
When the wheels are turning and you're moving forward without pause, there isn't a lot of time to ponder... but when you do take a moment, breathe in, and reflect, sometimes there are things that don't sit well in your soul.
I would like to share an insight that I hold close to my heart, because I think the mentality is healthy for all.
I would like to tell you a story...
A few months ago when I was still surrounded by the rolling mountains of Western Mass, I woke up on a morning where the confining walls of school just didn't sound very appealing. There were shoots to do, progress to turn in, and portfolios to worry about. But on that morning, I didn't want to deal with any one of them.
An individual, dear to my heart, was having the same reservations. So with the sun still high and an entire day ahead of us, we decided to drive to Boston. It was only a two hour drive from Greenfield, MA, and there was free admission to the aquarium.
I couldn't think of a better way to escape reality for a moment or two.
So we got in the car and began to drive.
I was curled up in the passenger seat, sun beating on my cheeks, air from the vents brushing my loose hair against my eyelashes.
While the drive began promising, me and my companion started to become drowsy and irritable. The steady hum of the engine as our bones started to settle reminded us of how exhausted we really were- so we pulled off at a Five Guys in Orange for some food.
My head was pounding, my eyes were watering, I was miserable.
We sat, and I sipped on my vanilla root beer for a few minutes. My companion and I looked at each other and made the unspoken decision that we would turn around and succumb to sleep. The only satisfying medicine for our condition.
So that was that. We turned around and went home.
Now to this day- that decision doesn't sit well with me.
I miss a memory I never had.
What I'm trying to say is, go to Boston.
Don't wake up one day and think of what you could've had. Don't turn around and miss something new. Get in that car, go to Boston, and soak up every second of it. Spend a day with someone that you love, while they love you. Spend a day with someone you might never see again- remember the way the air felt, how the food tasted, how your skin tingled, how their eyes caught the sun. Spend a day with someone because life is short, and life isn't well spent unconscious or alone.
Make memories, and hold them close.
Life has no limitations if you give it none. All you have to do to get from point A to B is simply to drive, and don't think twice about turning that car around.
Go to Boston, because you'll regret it for the rest of your life.
Go to Boston, because you can.
Go to Boston, because tomorrow won't wait for you.
Go to Boston, because you rather miss what you once had than what you never took a chance on.