Where should I start?
You were probably asking yourself the same thing as the new year commenced. Hello 2015, hello a New Year, hello new resolutions.
I don’t do New Years Resolutions.
Every year, many people tell themselves “I will do this,” “I won’t do that.” While some stick to their guns, most end up like those who crowd the gym the first three weeks of January, only to return once more later in the year.
I think we think too much.
We think about all of the things we would like to do, all of the things that have happened, and how things could be different. Great, you’re not perfect. I am all for self-improvement and believe in a lifetime of personal growth, but somewhere lost amongst the “what ifs” — which ultimately define our motives to make changes — we lose perspective on how wonderful our mistakes truly our.
I say, bring on the error. All of the times we switched careers, all of the friends that were only temporary, all of the artificial romances. Bring it on. I want to make mistakes.
Should we learn from other people’s mistakes? Absolutely! But if we are not seeking change and the unknown, if we are not pushing our boundaries, if we are not challenging ourselves and meeting new people, are we really living? Truly living?
If you allow your mind to wander, consider the occasions when you have tried to capture a sunset in an iconic destination. We get the sunset everyday. We take it for granted. We finally put some effort into capturing it, and it lets us down. This happened to me at the 12 Apostles when road tripping in Australia. That crazy early morning rise, in the freezing cold, only for fog to ruin our sunrise. Sometimes, there is no capturing the sunrise. But when we do catch a perfect sunrise, it’s worth it. So we wake up early, and do it again, taking it less for granted.
Mistakes are something like that. We have to try and be okay with failing, no matter how big or small. Even if it is just missing the sunrise because when we do “get it right,” it’s absolutely worth it.
Best of luck as we continue decision making this 2015.
Here are eight of the best places around the world to catch the sunrise as ranked by myself and some friends. I would like to continue to adding more.Where do you recommend?
Check these out:
1. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia by meee @StephBeTravel
2. Cappadoccia, Turkey by @Leahliyah
3. Dubai (pictured) or Abu Dhabi Desert, UAE by @LaurenEpBath
4. Karlskoga, Sweden by @Wisslaren
5. Tanzania, Tanzania by @AudioSoup
6. Cape Hillosobourough, Mackay, Australia by @JewelsZee
7. Mauritius, Mauritius by Sylvia @Goldie_Berlin @BrandNewio
8. National Park Eifel, Germany via Johannes Becker @Hannes_becker