I was blessed to end 2017 and begin 2018 in San Francisco with my mom. Prior to going, I wasn't super excited about visiting SF, although everyone around me kept saying how awesome it was. It was a different story though when I arrived! The city is so beautiful, especially when you venture outside of the downtown area. I learned a lot during my time there. I learned that I need to take my time more with things. I guess constantly being busy with my jobs has caused me to rush a lot! Just the other day I was washing my car and I found my self rushing to finish. I had to ask myself, "What am I rushing for? Take your time." So I'm learning to take my time. Great things take time and time is something we can't get back. Each day that passes by is gone forever. So we must take out time and enjoy the moments we've been blessed to have.
I also learned that some times you have to take a risk. One of the things I was looking forward to in San Francisco, was driving in the mountains. My mom on the other hand was not so much looking forward to the mountain drive at first. So on our last full day in the city, we decided to drive to the mountains early. It was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't believe I was seeing what was in front of me. When we got to the top of the mountain, we could either go back down the way we came or go down this extremely steep and narrow one way. Initially, I was like "Oh no! I'm good." But when I pulled over to take some pictures, I noticed some vehicles slowly going down the one way. So I got in the car and said "Ma, we are going down the one way!" She was a little nervous at first and maybe so was I, but you only live once, so I had to take that chance! I'm so glad I made that choice because as we drove around, we saw some of the most beautiful sights like a black sand beach and a World War Two Bunker over looking the mountains. It's here that I realized that in life, you will have to act on faith sometimes and take risks because you never know what beauty is on the other side.
So as the new year has already begun, I've making a choice to slow down a little and enjoy the time I'm blessed with. Also, I'm looking forward to getting out of my comfort zone by taking a few risks (God lead of course..I'm just saying:). You only live once!