Today was a big day. ️After a few heart to hearts with close fiends.. and as I was scrolling through some old pics, I came across my inspiration for a good old #tbt ... In February 2015 I decided to work abroad once I graduated University. April rolled around and the pieces had fallen into place for me to venture over to Grand Cayman 🇰🇾to work at the Ritz Carlton!! Despite my set hourly pay of $5.50 USD, and my parents strongest wishes/worries for me to stay home, I executed my plan to move to the island. What started off as a 6 month venture, soon turned into the opportunity of a lifetime - extending all the way to a 13 month endeavour. 🏼♀️I left with a large suitcase and my bike, which would serve as well my “car”, throughout my entire time there. It was my first real exposure to life on my own. I was in a new country with different currency, plenty of different cultures and cars driving on the opposite side of the road.
On that adventure I made life choices that helped shape me into the person I am today.
I played on a div 1 women’s soccer ️team with players form around the world, placing first in the league. I let my heart fall in love with the culture and the people. I learned ridiculous work ethic from some of the best. I found my passion for diving. I explored beaches on my days off🏖...and trudged through the sand while at work. The memories I made will never fade. And I somehow managed to kick the shopping habit and come out ahead! -
To all those contemplating... take the trip. Dye your hair. Enter the competition. Apply for the job. Ask for the promotion. Ask him/her on the date. Love with no limit. Get lost only to find your way. And most of all, live life to your absolute fullest...every day. Our tomorrows are limited, so live today in full colour.
#livemore #lifegoals #travel #beyou #dreambig #goals - 3 days ago