Cross One Off

The other day I found my life list I wrote almost five years ago, and I was shocked at how many of the items I had already accomplished and also  how many items I had left to go. 2012 has been a year of deep personal reflection for me. Looking at all the could have’s and should have’s in my life,  and all the things I did do. Wondering if I was riding this trip called life with exuberant abandon till the wheels fall off, or carefully guarding it safely tucking it away so as not to get any scratches, bumps, or hurts.

The other week I decided to let go. Let go of my fear and worries and take a step in the direction of living. Living my life with abandon and enthusiasm and excitement. In March I am going to Italy, to spend a few days in Rome and to spend a week in Sicily enjoying cooking lessons paired with seminars on food photography. (My inner fat kid is squealing with joy.) I did this overcoming two of my biggest fears, traveling alone and flying. And I think that since I took a leap of faith in myself that God opened another door for me. I now no longer have to travel alone because my friends Ericha and Melissa upon hearing about the Sicily workshop decided to join me.

So here is to crossing one off the list, but more importantly putting my big girl panties on and taking life by the horns.



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  • IsabelSeptember 26, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    I’m so, so happy that you’re going!ReplyCancel

  • VanessaOctober 1, 2012 - 11:27 am

    That’s so amazing, Nicole. You only live life once. Enjoy it to its fullest!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaOctober 31, 2012 - 10:14 am

    My inner fat kid (that comes out often) is also squealing with joy. Lol. It will be a grand experience!!!!ReplyCancel