Spending four days in New York City was exactly what I needed. It was exhilarating and completely rejuvenating. I came home to Austin feeling refreshed. Sometimes (ok all the time) the universe will put you on the exact path you need. I was feeling drained and overwhelmed with my day-to-day. I was just going through the motions and feeling like I was trapped in this revolving door of “normal” life. Then New York comes along. And just like that, my appreciation for the little things and zest for bigger things is right back in my mindset.
My trip could have gone horribly wrong…flight delays, bad weather and an unappealing apartment….but none of that happened. My flights got me in earlier than expected. The weather was gorgeous and sunny all weekend. My apartment was darling and exactly what I was looking for. I got to sit stage side at a venue that has been on my bucket list for years (The Bowery Ballroom) and see an amazing show. Everything was more than perfect.
Sometimes in life, we get so sucked into the normal day-to-day activities that we don’t pay attention to how bored we are. We carry on with our normal schedule every day and never really sit back to think about pulling ourselves out of it for adventure. Well New York City allowed me to do that. Travel is there for a purpose. It’s a positive escape to give ourselves time away from the normal and push us into something brand new. We all need that. Next time you think you hate your job or just simply wonder what you are doing with your life, travel for a bit. You may not hate your job as much as you think. You may not be as lost as you think you are either. You just need a break. Get some new perspective on this giant world. It will teach you more than you ever thought possible. And the universe will help bring everything together. It always does.