Get Up & Go…

I am a homebody.

I enjoy the comfort it has to offer. I enjoy its peace and reassurance. I enjoy the familiarity of the environment I have existed in for 22 years.

However, somewhere along the way, I made the mistake of letting my love of my family and my love of home somehow define who I was as an individual.

I would often get asked if I had any interest in traveling, to which I would reply, “Of course not…”

What reason did I have to leave Los Angeles? I was comfortable here.

Comfortable.

There is something eerily dangerous about the word comfortable–something that I have learned to fear in my adolescent years.

I don’t want to look back on all of my memories and only be able to say, “At least I was comfortable…” 

I want to grasp each day and push myself to my limits. I want to get out and explore and learn and embrace the idea of being completely uncomfortable with the unknown.

Traveling has been the best decision I have made thus far in my 22 years of life & it has taught me invaluable lesson that I will carry with me in the years to come.

I have learned more about the world around me.

I have learned to become more accepting of different ideas and ways of life.

I have learned to embrace the uncomfortable.

I have learned to be me.

Don’t get me wrong, I still consider myself somewhat of a homebody–its the place where I go to unwind, gather my thoughts, and prepare for my next adventure.

Get up & Go.

Chelsey Marie

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