Now that the summer is coming to an end and everyone is moving on to their winter lives, I want to remind everyone to keep the spirit of adventure shining strong. Never forget that you are capable of anything you set your mind to. Here’s to the K-Bay Crew of 2013, the nomadic travelers, the people trying to break free from the norm, the adrenaline junkies, and everyone trying to get by in this beautiful thing we call life…
Never let anyone decide your path for you. It’s your choice, it always has been. Don’t be afraid to stand out. The world needs more people who aren’t intimidated to be themselves. We live in a society that tries to inhibit our individuality and make us blend in. Be your own person; that’s when you truly start living. If you don’t know where to start, go out and try as many new, crazy things as you can. It doesn’t matter if you’re not good at them. What matters is the experiences you have and the people you meet along the way.
Re-learn to play. Life IS fun. It all depends on how you choose to look at the circumstances you’re in. Life has a way of beating you down, but don’t let it. I know it’s hard to look for the little joys in everyday, but sometimes those are the only things that keep you afloat. Unfortunate things happen, what is important is how you approach unsavory situations. Don’t let life get you down. It’s so insanely beautiful. You can’t have the good with out the bad just as you can’t have life with out death. Learn how to enjoy yourself even when those “bad” times come. Just smile and look for the silver linings…
Approach life with an open mind, but most importantly, an open heart. Learn to laugh and smile even when all you want to do is scream or cry. Laughter really is the best medicine. Trust me. Those who know me can attest to the fact I laugh nonstop. It’s inspiring how one small act has the ability to change not only your spirits, but also those of the people around you. Allow yourself to experience emotions as they come, don’t try and hide who you are or what you feel.
Don’t allow others opinions to determine how you live. Life is too fragile and short to deny your heart. Dream big and follow through. The hardest part is taking the first step. Don’t ever take anything, or more importantly, anyone for granted. Appreciate the time you have and be grateful that you were able to experience such beauty; because life is incredibly gorgeous.
Always keep your chin up. I’m a firm believer in “fake it till you make it.” You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Let people in. Forgive freely. There’s not enough time here on this planet to hold grudges. Ultimately… love unconditionally. Don’t hold back. Live… really LIVE your life. You are all incredible people and I only want the best for you. May the road ahead be filled with happiness, love, and laughter.
Thank you K-Bay Crew for an unforgettable summer. You all have a special spot in my heart. Keep on exploring and living life to its absolute fullest. Don’t be afraid to dance, even if you’ll get dropped. Follow your heart, even if it takes you to every bar in search of her. Take the trail not traveled, even if you wind up with a million wasp stings. Continue to embrace your inner child, the sea urchins aren’t going anywhere. And finally, Never undermine yourself, because you are worth it. Here’s to a great summer with wonderful people. I love you all.