Happy Friday!

Hi friends!

Hope everyone has had a great week and is ready for the weekend! I actually go to work tomorrow night again, but I’ve been off the last two nights so I feel like I’ve been on my weekend. 🙂

This post is going to be a little random, but just wanted to share a couple things with you guys. One is this video:

How amazing is this guy? If you didn’t watch the video, it’s basically the story about a guy named Jedidiah Jenkins who quits his job to bike his way down from Oregon to South America. Here’s the gist of why he chose to do this:

“I want to be aware of every day I’m alive. And I want to make it to 85 and be exhausted because I’ve been alive and awake every single day. I think that’s the duty of being an adult. When you’re a kid, everything is new. You don’t have to work for it. Once you’re an adult that’s a choice. You choose adventure for your own life. But it’s not about the bike. It’s about getting out of your routine. And that could look like anything. I don’t want my days to control me. I don’t want my life, the calendar to be my boss. I want to choose the adventures that I go on. And I want to choose a mind and soul that’s wide awake.”

Such a perfect reminder for us all to be in the present and live your life! Stories like this definitely call to me cause I can relate since I feel I wasn’t living until about a year ago. The past year has been so great and all I’ve been doing is focusing on me and trying to make myself better, creating adventures for myself and going to the places I’ve always wanted to go. I’ve even put a stop to dating all together. Initially after the big breakup last year, I dated casually and met some great guys, but nothing serious came out of it. And it finally kind of hit me a few months ago that even dating casually takes up a lot of your time. And I’m at the point in my life where I’m so consumed on making myself a better person that I’m 100% content not dating or meeting guys. It’s actually a great feeling to be able to be completely okay with being single. I actually feel blessed that I am able to embrace this and to be able to do whatever I want for myself. In fact, in about 2 more months I will be checking off another bucketlist item and will be traveling to Thailand to see the lantern festival! Hopefully will be traveling to a few more countries as well, but nothing is set in stone yet. Anyway, it’s a great feeling to be in control of your life and I know it’s possible for anyone and everyone. If you really want something, go get it and make it happen. 🙂

Another thing I wanted to share was this sexy little jam:

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

<3, jewlz

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