I’m at a stage in my life right now, where I feel compelled to answer whenever opportunity comes knocking. Whether it’s a job offer, an invitation for a night out, or a chance to travel, I try my best to always respond with “YES! Sign me up.” Sometimes it works out for me, other times, not so much.
Recently, I was offered a plane ticket to San Francisco, California which I accepted. What could be better than escaping Texas temporarily for a Spring Break trip? The answer is NOTHING, especially since the main element of adventure I was most excited for was meeting a guy I started talking to through Okcupid… Don’t judge me.
When I began boarding the plane, it was impossible to stop my mind from racing. What was going to happen once I finally arrived? Was he going to look the same in person, would he show me his city, could I get murdered and tossed into the ocean? There were just so many possibilities!
I am happy to report I’m still alive, and he wasn’t catfishing me. It was relaxing and refreshing to spend time with someone that didn’t expect anything from me, and just let me be myself. Seeing the Full House house and eating a brownie sundae at Ghirardelli Square were definitely fun things I won’t soon forget.
The highlight of my two days in SF though was simply being somewhere completely different and experiencing that life has a lot to offer. When you’re seemingly trapped in a small town, spending all of your time doing school assignments and working a retail job, it’s all too easy to forget there’s a whole world out there waiting to be conquered.
I’m grateful to him for allowing me the opportunity, and I’m proud of myself for going for it despite my fears. To me, it was more than just a vacation or a rendezvous. It was a lesson to live life to the fullest, even though it’s scary sometimes. Amazing things can happen for you if you let them. I am keeping my heart and mind open, because adventure awaits!