U.S.A. stop: San Francisco.

When I came back from my trip in Asia this summer, I knew the next country I wanted to explore was the USA. I’m not sure why, but it suddenly started calling my name. Maybe it’s because I’ve never traveled there, but I wanted so badly to just drop everything and road trip around the whole country. Sadly, our Canadian dollar plummeted, and I had to tell myself that my trip there would have to wait.

I never realized how strongly I make my decisions based on feelings because well, that logic never stuck around for very long. I ended up doing a hiking trip to Montana in August, going to San Francisco this past week, and booking a trip to Vegas in February. Woah, slow down there, girl.

#YOLO, right? I hate that phrase, but it has its truth. Life is too short to fret over what you could have done. Life is for living, and if I don’t fill it up with as many experiences as I can, I know for a fact I would be absolutely miserable. I hate feeling stagnant, like I’m not growing. Maybe it’s because I’m impatient, but I always have to be on the move, doing something, learning something. Don’t get me started on people who just complain about their lives and don’t do anything to change it. Thinking about it heats me up a couple degrees. I just don’t get it.

It’s kind of funny how we ended up in San Francisco because we had originally intended on going to Mexico. Long story short, we couldn’t find a good price and ended up booking SF last minute. Heck, even deciding on Mexico had been super last minute. While I’m all for adventures, I’m usually more of a planner than a spontaneous kinda gal, so my sudden inspiration took even me by surprise. It all started with a rant and a joke, ‘we should just go on vacation together next month’. Well, I like that joke because it led me to SF.

SFlandmarks

From left to right: view from Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Sausalito, 16th ave tiled steps

Continue reading

Advertisements