Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Making Every Moment Count



Experience :  a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something.


I knew I had to go. Everything in my life was perfect yet there was something missing. No amount of photos, stories, television shows or movies could fill that gap. I needed the experience. I needed to feel and experience the energy of this exciting, magical place that I had been dreaming of my whole teenage and adult life. The timing wasn't perfect. I had just opened my own business and we were on a bumpy financial path. however, this trip had been planned and cancelled for 3 years and I knew if I didn't make a rash decision and just go, then I never would.

In the past 2 years I have lived a different life. I have been living every last second like it's my last. I've been taught a priceless life lesson that 'life is short'. Many people don't learn this until something terrible happens and it is too late. I'm not waiting for the "too late" the "what if's" or the "if only's". Now is my time to shine. Now is my time to do everything I dreamed of. Now is my time to become my absolute best self. My best self is experiencing every magical moment that life has to offer. I'm not leaving this until tomorrow, next week, next year or 'when I'm older'. They may not come. Now is my time to make every moment count. I will leave no stone unturned, I will live out every single one of my dreams and I will live with absolutely no regrets.

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On the 30th of March 2013 I left for a two week adventure to the United States of America. I went for a good time, not a long time. I had my list of what I wanted to see and that's where I went. 

No one knew I was going. My whole world is online and I'm a social media open book but this time I felt I needed to do this trip for me. My closest friends on IG knew and that's it. I didn't need the opinions. I didn't need the judgement. I didn't need the questions. I didn't need the advice. I needed to go and experience this for myself. My way.

My darling Rob said go, without any doubts, questions or jealousy. He couldn't come and said that he would do everything in his power to get me over there. He did. He knew what it meant to me. He worked his butt off for me and for this I will be forever in his debt. He allowed me to take a journey for myself. Stepping out of my comfort zone and experiencing a country that I longed for.

I talked to all the beautiful mothers of my Kindy and each and every single one of them were so amazingly supportive. They will never know how much that meant to me. They gave me 2 weeks off, no questions asked. For this I thank them and am forever grateful.

Even when the tickets were booked and hotels were paid for it didn't seem real. I never knew when it would actually seem real. It was a complete dream. The entire journey was a dream. Every sight, every person, every smell, every sound, every scene was exactly how I imagined it and I was there! Hearing, touching, smelling, seeing and breathing in every single moment of it.

This is what I needed. This is what I had dreamed of. I had done it.

Peace, Love and Hope.

x S.K.K x

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

You deserved every bit of it!!
KBR xx

havealaughonme said...

I think we all need time out every now and then to make ourselves better mums, partners and friends!

Me said...

I am so glad that you had such a great time. You are right - life is short - experience it !!!
Love, hugs and positive energy.
Me

Claire Chadwick @ Scissors Paper Rock said...

I love love LOVE this post Sarah! It summed up EXACTLY how I felt in 2010 when I went to the USA! Chris was the same as Rob and supported me all the way - financially and emotionally. I'm so happy that you went. I'm so happy you're truly LIVING your one, wild and precious life!
xxxx

Pip said...

ADORE THE USA - best year of my life - happy you had the taste of it ;) amazing country. sounds like it was an amazing adventure for you!

Sophie Allen said...

What an amazing opportunity! Your husband sounds really wonderful to be behind you 100% every step of the way. I lived in the US for 3 years but only got to see Tampa and surrounds (we had no money!). My husband is American. We wont go back to live but would love to visit again. #teamIBOT

Take Charge Becc said...

I love traveling in general. The experience you had is like many of mine - I guess that's why I love it so much.
I am so glad you had this wonderful time to yourself. A time you will never forget.
Becc @ Take Charge Now

Shana Scott said...

How awesome!! I hope you truly experienced every moment and enjoyed it! I love seeing strong women chase after their dreams! I'm a new follower from the wildcard wed hop! you can find me at http://shanascott.blogspot.com

EssentiallyJess said...

It is my dream to visit the US one day. More than any other country, that's where I want to go.

x S.K.K x said...

Thanks Mumma <3

x S.K.K x said...

I completely agree! It's completely changed my life!

x S.K.K x said...

Thank You so much my beautiful friend!!!

x S.K.K x said...

I sure am Claire!!! And I'm so lucky to have you all around me motivating and supporting me through it all! So Thank YOU!!!

x S.K.K x said...

It sure was Pip and it was exactly how I imagined it!!! I loved every minute!

x S.K.K x said...

Oh how fabulous living there for 3 years! What an experience! I truly loved it! Hope you get to go back and visit 1 day :-)

x S.K.K x said...

It sure was something that I would never have been able to experience here in Australia! And now I'm never going to think 'What if'. Ill never forget!

x S.K.K x said...

Thank You so much for following! Love having you along for my journey! Oh yes it was truly amazing and something I will never forget! A dream I am so happy I made come true! Hope to hear again from you soon xxx

x S.K.K x said...

If you can, you must go Jess! Just to be there and feel it! It's indescribable!