I’ve drafted a few other posts which I’m still working on but I had to share something. This past week has been… out… of… this… world…
I’ve cried everyday for the past week, tears of shock and joy. I’ve met some amazing people. I’ve skied mountains that are larger than I’d imagined. I’ve slept by the beach and woke up to the sound of seagulls while I was surrounded by snow covered mountains. I’ve partied until late at night and heard great music. If I could have imagined that I’d end up in a place like this, I would have come here a long time ago. But I’d guess that there is a good reason I had to work up to it. Everyday this week has been a “once in a lifetime” experience. I’ve driven over 16,000 miles since the end of December and seen some incredible places.
Back to this past week… I’m speechless. Heli-sking, glacier hiking, a dinner of fresh caught fish from the same bay where I camped that night, a delicious cocktail at the top of the tram while the sun sets at 10pm. I’m asking myself, is this real life? And for many people, this is a vacation destination. And yes it is, but could this be a reality for me? Can I stay here? Should I stay here?
Part of me feels like that would be selfish, after all my bigger goal in life it to do what I can to help others. How do I take this experience and give it back? Perhaps through a story I can inspire someone else to take the same risk in their life?
Hmmm, if I do stay here though, there are things to consider. It’s far, far away from home, far away from my family, far away from my friends… but… what if? The opportunity to find work for the summer is now and there’s no reason I couldn’t stay. Is this perhaps where I continue to venture outside of my comfort zone? We’ll see.
The story of how I’ve ended up here is a long one, and I’ll save that for another day… but for now I just want to end on one note. Do whatever it takes to chase your dreams, the payoff is priceless.