do you actually want to do something, or do you just want to “Pin” about it?

Since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to travel the world and see everything I could. From the elephants in Thailand to colourful fish in any of the worlds coral reefs, I wanted, want and NEED to see these things.

This was something that started when I learned what Discovery was.

I was probably 10 at that time… I am now 22 years old and have very little to show for the immense amount of work I have put into created Pinterest board after board of places I want to see and worlds I feel the need to explore

Feel free to explore some of my boards below!

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I never wanted to be the person who always talked about how they were going to do something or be something but do none of the work to get there.

I lacked, well, lack, passion, and drive, which when you think about it, makes no sense because these are some of the things I have always wanted to do.

I think for a lot of people, everything and anything can seem to be a good idea when you talk about it, you can make anything sound perfect. It is that idealistic mentality that a lot of people fear to ever actually question. When you start to plan something real or get somewhere, things are not perfect like the stories you told your friends about where you’re going and what you’re doing.

But, that is OKAY.

Life is allowed to happen and you’re allowed to be scared things won’t be perfect.

After going through a rough patch for myself, I realized I needed to start truly exploring what nature has to offer but also what I have to offer myself. In the beginning, this idea was every tropical and beautiful place I had ever pinned about, but, I was soon to realize that was not a realistic place to start.

I decided to start exploring more locally.

It was a small step at the time, but I realized so quickly that its little steps like driving one hour one way to do a 30-minute hike helped me.


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Abandoned Mill in Chelsea, QC

Initially, this hike was something I had intended to do with a +1 when I first discovered the abandoned beauty on Pinterest.

When I happened upon it again, I made a quick decision and got this sense of, okay, I can do this for myself, it was what I initially thought it would be, but it is okay to be happy in this moment and in this decision.

It was a small step, but I have been thankful for it ever since.

Close your eyes, take one deep breath and think, what is a simple first step for yourself?

Missed the links attached to my pictures? Find them below!