How many people know that life is too short to not do anything that makes you happy? I bet everyone has heard of it at some point. But knowing and doing are different. I’ve always wanted to travel all around the world and experience new cultures and traditions, eat strange foods with total strangers and belt one out by a campfire (can’t help it I just watched Wanderlust). I remember freshman year in college we went around and introduced ourselves to the class answering three simple questions; one of them being “countries I’ve traveled to”. I grew up in a small family that didn’t have the luxury to do anything other than putting food on the table. While everyone started talking about the awesome places they’ve traveled to, I had nothing.
Summer after summer I made excuses not to do the things I wanted to do because of work, money, etc. This year I’ve decided to make a change. No more excuses and empty promises to myself. I need to take more time out of my schedule to do things for myself that I love, whether it’s traveling or personal hobbies. I only get to live this life once, I’d do myself a disservice if I don’t get the best out of it.
Putting myself out there in the public interweb like this is scary, but I thought it’s more important for me to share my personal stories with my clients and people that I care about and remind people and it’s never too late to live your life. I’ve always appreciated how much my clients were willing to share with me and this is my turn.
Since there were only a few weeks left before classes start, I thought NYC would be a great starting place to achieve my dream of traveling around the world. We stayed for a couple days. I know it’s lame, everyone’s been to NYC but you know… baby steps.
We took the Roosevelt Island tram since a lot of people recommended it. It only lasted 4 minutes but I managed to grab a couple nice aerial shots.
And we went to Grand Army Plaza. It was a very nice and relaxing place unlike anywhere in or near Manhattan.
Hey look, it’s B&H.
We took the Staten Island ferry and saw the Statue of Liberty.
I’d love to know what favorite cities or countries you’ve traveled to… need to start making plans for next summer :p