When life gives you opportunities
“I have a free plane ticket for you that expires in a week, ” my mom says nonchalantly from the kitchen table. I immediately mentally file through where I could go and get the most use out of a $150 ticket. Less than ten hours later, I’m boarding the plane to Las Vegas, Nevada. Spontaneity at it’s finest! As the second time to Vegas in the past 6 months, it didn’t seem to sparkle as much; the glitzy party scene seemed fake and oddly unattractive when you can’t even walk down the strip without feeling harassed. I could definitely visit Sin City for a cosmo at the Cosmopolitan hotel with friends don’t get me wrong. But I guess what I’m learning is that the first time you visit some places, they seem glamorous and luxurious… but it can fade, and others you can visit a million times—but every time you experience it differently, discovering something unique that you maybe missed before. Which brings me to my next city on the menu: the beautifully eclectic San Francisco. I easily fell for its charm last summer, and for the first time this summer by tomorrow, I’ll be seeking out the local treasures and seeing an intimate concert at night.
Some days you wake up and realize how crazy life is, and for me it’s been every day for the past 3 weeks. You never know where you might be in say a year, or even a day. Who you might meet, who might lose. But I can confidently say that life is really, really good and that deserves recognition.