Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wanderlust The Moments

Dreaming about places far away and, having trouble staying in the moment? Day dreaming can be nice but, it also, takes us out of our reality just like the virtual reality games... Fun however, staying in the moment is much more exciting then we think. I take advantage of smells, colors, and animals I see throughout my day. Even taking a walk is a privilege, I am thrilled to have two legs that help me to walk, to arms that can change my music, two ears to listen to my music, two eyes to enjoy
the wonders of our beautiful earth, a nose to breath in the air and, a mouth to taste the fresh air. Recently I have been posting about wanderlusting simple things like splashing my feet in a puddle and, seeing my friends. We often think what if my life was like this, we almost never think my life is amazing and, there is so much to be grateful for. Instead we dwell on the past an, long for adventures of
our future instead of enjoying the
 present moment. When you hear "Live In The Moment," it has become almost impossible because we have too much chatter from the mind and, others telling us there opinion, what they think, your life being decided for you. Walking like a zombie in life does not 
benefit anyone especially, yourself. I have learned a few things from actually being out of college so which I already knew and, new and, exciting ways of living I should cherish; Life is what you make of it, you are never stuck there is always a way to make your dreams possible, nothing gets done in one day, stressing out does 
nothing, listening is the key to be a good friend, enjoy the wander in your backyard, if you don't like your life change it, everyone is the same and, no one should be intimidating to you, elderly people may
have more life experience but, it doesn't mean they can't learn from you nor, are they always right, forming less opinions about others is the best opinion you could have, wake up to something you love listening to, never let anyone get in the way of having an amazing
day everyday, expectations are over rated, adults such as ourselves are just children grown up and, meant to take life more serious but, you don't always have to, enjoy a deep breath of air, walk as if it is

your last walk, be present and, stay in the moment, schedule yourself but, don't over do it a day without a plan may be your best day ever, money will come and go love doesn't, embrace others, have conversations that matter and, aren't surface level, don't hold onto anything negative instead, embrace it talk it out and throw it out its not important, start everyday fresh, and the most important be you, you are amazing and, people won't get to know the real you if you try to make yourself something you're not. My tip is
have to a great support system of friends who you love, encourage, build you up, don't take them for granted. If you don't have supportive friends who have deeper thoughts then the next trendy item I suggest finding out more about that person and, turn your acquaintance into a friend. This year my word is determined which is defiantly a perfect word especially when it comes to working; I have two ebooks I'm working on, Amazon book selling,
YouTube, with a new channel foreverseekingwanderlust, Blogging, pet sitting and, hopefully an etsy shop will lotions to debut sometime late October-November.. I have been extremely busy! But, with all of that I still want to learn on a free site called futurelearn.com, and study to get my permit then, license. With all of these accomplishments and, goals I have still managed to stay in the moment, see friends and, am trying to fit in cleaning haha. You are all bus as well and, I thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule to read about my learning curve and, staying in the moment. Next year my word is going to be embrace which comes as a bit of a struggle to me at times and, even now I am encouraging myself to embrace others. I have one more tip and, then I want to close with a challenge I have for you all. I know not everyone is religious and, it is not something I have talked about openly on my blog I believe in God and, find that having a
conversation with God almost everyday helps my day to go by smoother. I do chat and ask why this or that happened and, sometimes I get a sign and, most of the time I don't. But, I believe that faith helps me to carry through the day. This year I was so blessed to be able to spend a week as a chaperone helping the youth but, also, helping those in the Tennessee area. I got to work on a women's home and, I had a long chat with her one of the days we were working just about family and, farms. The last day we were all set up for a picture and, she asked where the little red headed girl was from the other day we all assumed it was another girl one of our youth that she was talking about when suddenly I realized she meant me. Mind you I was kind of dressed like a boy that day in basketball shorts, a t-shirt and, a batman baseball cap. As I acknowledge I was there I couldn't help but, giggle in my head thinking I won't describe myself as a little redhead girl but, I was so humbled that she had remember me and, the conversation we had. I will never forget our little special bond, hugging her and, her saying you are leaving. We of course had to leave it was our last day on the project, the team leader said to her you will have another group helping you in two weeks and, I'll never forget her words, "I don't want
another group, I want this group." In the beginning of the week she was a little bit timid, weary of us and, by the middle of the week she came outside to work with us by the end of the week I had a memory that would last a lifetime. You may not all be religious but, I hope sometime in your lifetime that you are present and, aware enough to experience the same kindness and, connection that I did. So, I challenge you to volunteer anywhere over the next year, write down words that you need to conquer in your life, get off your devices and, live.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,
allie



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