I just traversed the country in two weeks on a train. DC to SF with four stops in between. I lived with forty strangers who quickly became the dearest of friends. The voyage proved to be among the most unexpectedly encouraging trips of my twenty three years of life. Here are a few select thoughts scattered through my notebook that I'd prefer not to forget.
Create your own opportunities. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. If you don't chase what you want, you won't have it.
Tell a story worth telling. Be real with yourself. Be real with the world. Talk to inspire others.
Expect the unexpected. You cannot take on surprises and spontaneity if you've already set your scopes on something else.
Talk to strangers. Leave your comfort zone behind. Don't be afraid of rolling solo.
To wish you were someone else is to waste who you are.
What you do for others lives on forever.
Do what you love. Do what feels right. That's why you're good at it.
Seek what you choose to see. Control your mind. It's quite powerful. See the good.
I'm not sure how to apply the words above to life, but the first step I can take is to document and share them. Here's to the beginning of a blog, a steam of thoughts, feelings, hopes. Destination unknown, but once we get there, I'll look back on this to remember my path.