So I know this is supposed to be a food blog, but I’m sure you’re all stuffed from this holiday weekend! So instead of feeding your tummies I thought I’d feed your minds with some steaming, hot insight.
This summer is a pretty big one for me, marking some big mile stones, anniversaries, and lasts! It’s been 2 years since I graduated high school, I’m half way through my college education (already yeesh), it’s my last summer living at home with my parents, and the summer before I leave to study abroad in Florence, Italy for a year. All of this has got me feeling a little nostalgic and a lot anxious and nervous for what the future may hold. These feelings have pushed me to take this summer as a chance to adventure, explore, and take advantage of every opportunity that peaks my interest (and that I can afford on my college, part-time retail job budget). I’ve hiked new trails, fell in love with a city, done stand up paddleboard yoga, gone to some amazing concerts, and have even set the date for tattoo number 2!
I’ve also gotten the opportunity to catch up with some friends who really put into perspective for me how much can be achieved if you have enough desire, drive, and passion. All it really takes is going out there and working for what you want. It may take long hours, dedication, and some times a little hustling. But to get to a place doing something you enjoy, and enjoying the life you live it will all seem worth it. I am starting to learn that it may not be the “American Dream” equivalent to whatever industry you’re in, but it is achievable and there are so many opportunities to have fun along the way, so why not make the most of it?
For everyone out there who has no clue what they want to do with the rest of their lives, or for the people who thought they knew but were totally wrong (which is okay! It means you’re a living, breathing person…not a mindless robot!) trust your instincts and go after what you’re passionate about. Leave no rock unturned or question un-asked, and always try the food without smelling it first!