The Waiting Game

This penguin has so much more patience than I do right now!

I’ve been on a landmine of happiness lately. I’m off to New York in t-minus two days and I can barely sit still. I’m beyond excited, and I think that’s probably an understatement.

My point: we are SO happy when we have something to look forward to! Just like when we were little at Christmas Eve, the anticipation can almost be better than the experience itself. I love having something to wait for.

I’ve waited two months for this trip. I’ve counted down the days and I’m more than ready to get on that plane (albeit a red-eye). This is only my second time to New York and I think it will be the best yet. (Not to mention, I’m looking forward to getting out of the LA heat—it’s October—no more hot weather, please).

So the takeaway that I’ve learned from this? When we have nothing to set our sights on, we start to settle. It’s so important to make plans for our lives and to follow through with them. It gives us confidence in the process. Unfortunately I’m not the most well traveled person out there so planning a trip to New York on my own is a big deal for me. Knowing that I’m capable of getting myself to another state without much help is a good feeling. It reminds me that anything is possible when I’m prepared and I have intention.

So whether you’re traveling to Argentina to Arizona, keep challenging yourself to find new adventures. Give yourself something to be excited about. It’s such a good feeling.

Keep shining,

The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

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