This summer has been a crazy summer. Between work and weddings, I’ve been one busy girl. My family makes jokes about how messy my truck is but it’s because I’m constantly on the road somewhere.
Well, even though this summer has been CRAZY busy, I’m learning so much about myself. It seems as though my whole world is changing and somehow in the midst of it all, I’m finding myself. It’s the craziest experience.
It’s been these past couple months where I’ve been feeling this sense of adventure growing inside of me. I’m finally in a spot where nothing is holding me back. No person, no obligations, nothing. I’m searching for jobs, looking at this blank page that is my future, and realizing that I have the whole world to choose from.
And this past weekend, I wrote the first line of the new chapter in the book I call my life; my story. It was this weekend that I finally let myself be Callie.
I think for so long I’ve cared way too much about how other people see me. They see this quiet, respectful, level headed girl. Which I am all of those thing, but I also have this sense of adventure that I never give in to. I have this little piece of me that yearns for wild.
And Saturday night, I finally gave in. I stood up in one of my best friend’s weddings. So fun fact about me, I’ve been a ballerina all my life, so I love structured dance but freestyle dance that happens at social events is totally not my thing. I usually just awkwardly stand and watch. But not Saturday. I danced and I danced a lot.
Not only did I dance, but about 70% of the bridal party jumped in the pool fully clothed. I took part in that. And you know what? I’d do it over again if I had the chance. I’d relive that night over and over because I experienced a wild freedom like I’ve never experienced before. I walked away with the most liberating freedom. It was like I finally found myself. I finally realized what my heart desires.
And now I’m never going to stop. I’m going to chase my dreams harder than ever before. I’m going to do things that make me uncomfortable. I’m going to live in wild freedom and crazy adventure. I’m going to live a life well lived. At the end of my days, I want to look back on all the risks I took, the adventures had, and the freedom experienced, and know full well that I sucked every experience out of life that I could.
What can you do today that will add to your life well lived? What risks are you willing to take to experience freedom like you never have before? I’d love to hear from you. Let’s join in our adventures together. Let’s share with each other, encourage each other, and laugh with one another.
Here’s to a life well lived!