I See You…

Dear beautiful child,

I see you
You are worthy
I love you
You are perfect
I am for you
You are not alone

Child, you’re beautiful
You’re wonderfully made
And when I formed you
I made no mistakes
I’ve always adored you
And nothing has changed

I see you
Even when you can’t
Just look to me
Through my eyes
You will see
The world and you

Child, you’re beautiful
You’re wonderfully made
And when I formed you
I made no mistakes
I’ve always adored you
And nothing has changed

I see you
You are clean
I’ve redeemed you
You are free
I’ve formed you
You are not a mistake
I adore you

Please believe
This truth I tell you
Take courage
Hope in me
I will never leave you
Please hear my words

What you say
To yourself
Can hurt
But when I say
I see you
I mean it



Thanks for reading!
I hope this poem encourages you to never lose hope because you are always seen by the One who matters most.

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. This poem was inspired by This Song!

Look! – A Poem (no strings attached)

Find a mirror
Take a selfie
Look
At your reflection
My perfect child
My beautiful creation
Can’t you see
The beauty within

In your eyes
It’s so evident
Look
At your worth
Use my eyes
Look
At your imperfections
Through my eyes
Look
At the beauty
That I see

Do you see it
Can you see
What I see
Look
I am perfect
In your eyes
But you still
Can’t see it
Look
At my spirit
Thriving within you
I’ve made you
So beautifully perfect
As I wanted

When I
Look
At you
I see
Only beauty
Immense perfection
Total worth
And
I remember
How much
I love you

My love
For you
Comes with
No strings attached
It will
Always remain
Even when
You don’t
see it
I will
Look
At you
And
See you
My beautiful
Perfect creation
My love
For you
Comes with
No strings attached

Now take a moment
Look
Find that mirror again
Take a different selfie
Look
At your perfect reflection
Through your creators’ eyes
Now
Do you see it

All your purpose
Your endless worth
The overwhelming love
I give you
Look
All those things
I’ve called you
To great things

Do you see it yet?
Look
When you can’t love yourself
I want to show you
My amazing love for you
For you to start and
Look

At your self
Through my eyes
You will see
Just how
Worthy
Perfect
And
Beautiful
You truly are
Look
At what I created
To do such great things
Look
At me
At others
And most importantly
Look
At yourself
Through my eyes


Thanks for reading!
I hope this poem inspired you to start looking at yourself & the world around you with the eyes of the creator of the universe!

This poem was inspired by this song!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. The picture above has a pretty deep story behind it that I was going to share in this post,
but then I decided to leave this poem as it is,
and make another post about the story behind that picture
(this is just a sneak peak into that story).
Check back next week for the full story behind that picture!

Growing Lungs & Changing Heart

I am
sculpting
strengthening
growing
your lungs
making them
perfect
strong
and bigger than ever
because
I need you
to
tell the world
about me
through your story

I am
changing
re-molding
re-shaping
your heart
making it
heavy and giving it
the desires
of my heart
because
I want you
to
follow my plan
for you
and
love others
as I love you


Thanks for reading!
I hope this reminded you that change is necessary for growth; but you can’t grow if you don’t embrace it!
When you embrace change, that’s when amazing things start to happen in your life!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

This post was inspired by this song!

This is how I fight my battles…


So, I’ve recently gone through a pretty testing season of life. And, I’ve learned that the only way to win battles is to fight them the right way.

But, before I go into the details, here’s a poem I wrote during this past season:

Dear God,
Iโ€™m done
Iโ€™m giving up
I canโ€™t carry this anymore
I have nothing left
The world couldnโ€™t fill
What Iโ€™m searching for
But I still canโ€™t
Seem to find it
Dear God,
Help me
Fight this battle
Take this weight
From my shoulders
Itโ€™s killing me
Iโ€™m done with the world
Iโ€™m done searching
Show me your truth
Reveal your glory to me
Dear God,
Please
Donโ€™t make me wait
Forgive me
Restore me in your love
Fill me with peace
Show me your grace
Help me see you
Be my answer
Dear God,
Iโ€™m done searching
For temporary answers
In the world
Because
You are the answer
Iโ€™ve been looking for
This whole time
You were there
Waiting for me
To find you
Dear God,
Thank you
For waiting
For me
To come
And find you
In the midst
Of the chaos
You are
And will always
Be near


You see, I used to get really anxious in uncomfortable situations. And, I mean, REALLY anxious; I would bite my nails A LOT, and start to shut down to the people around me. I still currently have no nails while typing this, but they’re growing back, slowly (just like my relationships with some people)…
Anyways, this past season or my life (the past 6 months) have been teaching me a lot about how to fight my battles in a positive, and productive way.

I’ve learned that fighting my battles is impossible alone; my own strength is not enough (that causes me to bite my nails a lot), and even when people help me, they can’t fully win the battle (especially spiritual battles). The only way I can truly win all my battles is by fighting them with God. He is the ultimate protector in my battles, and He gives me everything I need to win all my battles.
And, this song has been an amazing reminder, and encourager for me, so I hope it inspires you as well.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post was insightful and encouraging to your soul; and that it filled your spirit with a new sense of hope for your battles.

P.S. The featured picture of this post is me, in the middle of a battle
(that’s how I fight them now.. and it’s successful everytime)!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

A poem about evangelism

Just tell them!

One smile
Instead of words
Is enough
And, so simple

Just tell them!

One word
More than enough
To speak
Life over someone

Just tell them!

One sentence
All it takes
To explain
The good news

Just tell them!

One truth
Of unfailing love
Is greater
Than the world


Thanks for reading!
I hope this poem encouraged you, & reminded you that telling others about the truth & love is as simple as a smile!

– LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Poem inspired by this video, & this song!

Finding Freedom by Popping Bubbles


If you don’t know where I’ve been for the past 4 months,
check out this post before reading the following story.


Running
Chasing
Catching
Finding
Discovering
Learning
Building
Working
Crying
Smiling
Laughing
Hiding
Hurting
Thinking
Talking
Processing
Praying

But, ultimately

Popping
Breaking
Destroying
Tearing
Shattering

This is my story from the past 4 months
about how I discovered my true freedom by popping bubbles:

You see, before coming to YWAM (Youth with a Mission) to do a DTS (Discipleship Training School), I used to have these bubbles. They were safe places where I could go to hide, where I could go to just feel safe, and where I could go to get away from everything. And, I was content in my own little world surrounded by these bubbles. Or, so I thought…

“Please don’t pop my bubbles!”

I felt content with my bubbles because they gave me a sense of safety. I liked looking at their beauty because they made me feel loved. I enjoyed their peacefulness because they made me feel comforable.

But, these bubbles would also really hurt me. I wouldn’t be able to let people get too close because they would pop them. Letting people get close enough to pop them seemed like a good and productive idea, but it never was because they never knew which bubbles to pop at the right time. They just wanted to pop them all right away before I was ready, which led to me being hurt often.

“Some people have no self-control with bubbles.”

So, during the past 4 months, I’ve been slowly learning that I am the one that gets to decide when I’m ready to pop a bubble. When I know I’m ready to pop a bubble, that’s when I can let others in to help and encourage me in the process.
I’ve learned that I can’t just let people get close enough and expect them to not pop any bubbles. So, I need to know when the right time for me is to let people get close enough to avoid being hurt by them choosing which bubbbles to pop in their timing.

“Stop! That’s too much, too fast; slow down please!”

So, I’ve learned that in order to let people get close enough, I need to start popping these bubbles on my own (with help & support) because it’s the only way I will feel ready to pop each bubble.
I’ve discovered that only when I’m truly ready to pop a bubble / get rid of something will I feel complete freedom from it.

“It won’t hurt if you’re ready.”

Sometimes I might think I’m not ready, but that’s when I learn how much power fear has in my decisions. Sometimes it takes others to encourage the popping of bubbles.


Freedom won’t be comfortable at first; it takes courage to allow hurt to enter our lives. But, when we start seeing the process of popping bubbles as an exciting and joyful time, we forget about the hurt because we start to see our life in a new, clear way; without the distraction of bubbles.

“Freedom is right in from of you! But, will you choose it?”

Freedom is an interesting concept because they say it’s freely given to you, and you can take it when you want. But, they fail to mention how much it hurts to actually receive it because it costs’ your total comfort. But, that’s when you have to ask yourself:

“Is freedom worth your comfort?”


Well, during the past 4 months, I’ve learned that my answer is definitely YES.
I’ve decided that I am fully willing to step out of my comfort zone to gain freedom because it’s so worth it, and at the end of the day I can’t hold onto them forever anyway.
I’ve realized that if giving-up my self-made comforts is all I need to do to receive true freedom then, I am willing to pop any bubbles that stop me from receiving this amazing freedom.

And, that’s my story from the past 4 months.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this inpsired you to think about the things in your life that could be holding you back from receiving true freedom. If I’ve learned anything during this time, it’s that:
TRUE FREEDOM IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN YOUR COMFORT!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S.
Check out this page for more stories about my adventures here in Australia!
or
Follow me on instagram to follow me on my next journey (details to come soon)!

Still in Australia?

So, yes.
I am still living & studying in Australia.

However, due to the current world pandemic, called Covid-19, I haven’t been able to explore much of Australia.
So, I decided to make this video to show you what my home / school looks like here.
Hope you enjoy!
THE VIDEO

For more information about what I’m doing here, check out this link!


-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. Subscribe to my channel for my “A Day in my Life” video that’s coming soon!

She had no idea…


That girl in the picture
Standing there
Smilling through the pain
Just living life

That girl in the picture
She never could’ve
Known or imagined
What was coming

That girl in the picure
Looking at the world
Blind to the future
She had no idea

That girl in the picture
She couldn’t even
Begin to prepare
For this!


Seriously!

How could she know?
How could she prepare?
How could she see?

She didn’t have a map –
Or a to-do list.
She just needed time.


Time is the key
Everything unfolds so quickly

Time to remember & forget
And, process it all

That girl in the picture
Wasn’t ready for this

So, give her time!


Thanks for reading!
I hope this poem inspired you to slow down & give yourself time to take a moment to enjoy life!

Be patient, enjoy life, &
trust His perfect timing!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚


For the original picture: CLICK HERE!
P.S. The featured picture on this post was the inspiration for this poem because when looking at it, I was reminded of who I was in that moment, & I realized how different I used to be.
It reminded me to be kind to myself because we all need time to process through life.

The Start of Something New…

Here I am!
Ready for this new experience!
Open to new challenges!
I have made room for new lessons!
I am here!
And, I am ready (bring on 2020)!


I am currently in the process of going to study abroad in Australia.
By “in the process” I mean; I’ve already spoken to the school, and sent my tuition deposit. And, I have been approved for a 10 months student visa (2020 in Australia, here I come). So, the only paperwork I have left is to purchase my flight ticket!!!


And, although I’ve already travelled to many foreign countries on my own, something about this process feels different somehow…
…I feel like this experience is gonna change a lot more than just my perspective on a new culture.
I feel like this experience is gonna change me, and my whole perspective on LIFE!
And, for some reason, that makes me kinda nervous. Traveling abroad for leisure on my own to see a new country, and culture has a different feeling than going to study and live in another country.
But, I am still very grateful that I’ve already solo traveled abroad because it lowers some of the nerves.

And, although, I’m going to be leaving in about 6 weeks from now, I’m not fully ready to share exactly what I’ll be doing yet.

All I can say is that, it’s gonna be an amazing, life changing experience, and I can’t wait to share all about it!!!


Thanks for reading!
I hope you’ll follow along with me on this new, life-changing journey!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚


Hi! I guess if you read this far; I can give you a hint as to what I’ll be doing: Promo Video

Fitting In!

You try & try, over & over again, to fit in with the world.
You think youโ€™ll be happy when everyone likes you.
You just want to feel part of something!
All you want is to feel wanted.
You want to feel happy & loved.

So, you try & try, over & over again to fit in.
You try everything they like.
You do what they do.
You fall into sin & you act like them.
But what happens is not what you hoped for!
All your trying to fit in has actually made you feel unworthy of His love.
Youโ€™ve sinned so much that now you feel too disconnected from Him.
And, all of it wasnโ€™t even worth it because you still donโ€™t fit in.ย 

You tried & tried, over & over again, & nothing changed.
Things actually got worse.
You still donโ€™t fit in, & you slid further away from your goal.
All you want now is to erase the past & start fresh.
You realize as long as you fear Him, youโ€™ll never fit in.
You will always feel guilty, & people will feel awkward around you.
Youโ€™ll never truly be one of them because you have Him on your side.
And, He is always looking after you.ย 

Stop trying & trying, over & over again to fit in.
Trust Him, & experience His love & forgiveness.
That’s when you will feel true joy.
A joy that the world could never offer.
He chose you, & He will never give up on you.
You are, & you will forever be, His child.ย 

If the world is not where you fit in, just remember that you are part of a greater & better family. So, stop trying to fit in with the world, they have literally nothing to offer. He can offer you so much more than the world ever could!

No one will ever care about you more than Him!

1 Peter 5:7

Thanks for reading!
This post was inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuvfMDhTyMA

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Home?

Traveling abroad
Learning a new language
Making new friends

Learning the culture
Living in a new country
Making memories

. . .

It’s all exciting
And, very rewarding
Until it’s time to…

Go back “home”, and
Resume life as you know it
With the memories

The past adventures
Will always be memories
For yourself only

Because even though
You’ve changed your perspective
Home is still the same

Your new perspective
Will make home seem different
But, don’t worry

The more you travel
The more homes you will have
Around the world

. . .

Having homes abroad is
Amazing and rewarding
And, makes you wonder…

What is home?
Is it really where the heart is?
How do you know you’re “home”?


Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Homesickness…

At first you just shake it
You feel it for a moment
And, then, you forget it

You start living in the moment
With all the excitement
Of this new experience

But, soon you get tired
And, it catches up to you
You can’t shake it this time

You’ve learned, explored, experienced
Now, your brain is
tired ready
To go home

This new perspective
These new lessons
This new excitement

Ready to go home
And, see the world
Through your new view


Thanks for reading!
I hope this reminded you that if you ever feel homesick; remember that everything you are learning and experiencing will completely change your perspective.
So, enjoy your new experience and learn as much as you can because that’s what makes going home after a trip so exciting; you get to experience your home with a new perspective, in a completely different way!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚


P.S. I’m going home in 2 weeks from my 4 months trip in South America,
so if you want to receive a postcard from my adventures, click this link!

Hasta Luego Argentina!

So, I’m leaving Argentina in a few hours, and I don’t know how to feel. It’s a bittersweet feeling because I’ve lived here for 3 months and I’ve met so many amazing people. I’m really going to miss this country, but I’m also ready to leave with my new found confidence in myself and perspective of the world. So, in my bittersweet moment, I decided to write the following:


Leaving home,

To discover a new country

Is bittersweet.

Sad to leave comfort,

But, excited to discover discomfort.

And, then,

Leaving that new country,

That started to feel like home,

Is even worse,

Because

That country has become home.

It has felt familiar.

So, going home,

Well,

Home is gonna be the same.

But,

With a changed perspective,

And, that’s exciting.

That’s why,

Leaving your new home,

To go back home,

Is bittersweet.

But,

As I leave my new home,

I remember all the good times,

And lessons learned,

And, I feel ready to leave.

I’m ready to discover more new things,

And, learn more lessons,

And, meet more people.

So, with a bittersweet heart,

I say: “See you later!”

To my new home away from home!


Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ˜Š

A Letter for 2019

Dear 2019,

I welcome you with open arms. I’m so excited for what you have in store for me this year. I hope it’s as good (or even better) than 2018.
I just thought I should warn you that you have a lot to compete against.
The bar is raised (as they say).

I learned a lot in 2018, so I’m ready for more new lessons in 2019.
I also traveled quite a bit in 2018, so I’m ready for more adventures to see even more of the world in 2019.

I’m ready for everything you have in store for me this year, and I’m so ready to step out of my comfort zone.
It took me a while, but 2018 was finally the year I gained full confidence in myself (from teaching English in a foreign country, to solo traveling abroad).ย 
I’m ready to use my new found confidence!
So, I hope you’re ready for me because here I come, with confidence, eagerness, and excitement for the next 365 days!
Let’s do this, and make this the best year yet!

READY! SET! GO!

Sincerely,
A girl ready to conquer this year!

. . .

Thanks for reading!
If you’re ready to conquer 2019 as well, comment below with one of your biggest goals that you really want to accomplish this year.
Also, if you want new year resolution ideas, check out:
https://nowboarding.ca/2018/12/31/2019-resolutions/


-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Check this out!:
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Fly!

Super strength or invisibility…
Which one
is the best
superpower?

I don’t know…

I just wish
I could fly!

To get a full view
of the world,
without distractions,
or pressures,
from surrounding sources.

To just
see
the world.

No one to tell me
How,
or
What,
or
Where,
to look.

Oh, how I wish
I could fly!

To be free!
To feel
Complete freedom
from everything
Down here
There are too many restrictions & distractions!

Oh, how I wish
I could fly!

To better understand
the people in the world.
To get their attention,
and show them
and tell them
that they can wish
to fly,
one day too.

Oh, how I wish
I could fly...


Thanks for reading!

What’s your dream superpower?

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Something new…

So…
You crave something different,
Something interesting,
Something exciting,
Something new!

You just need some change,
Something to shift!
You’re tired of this monotony!
You want to see the world!

How long will you hustle?
How long will you be patient?
“Something better is coming”.
-They say…

But, you’re starting to not believe it!
How much longer do you keep hustling for?
How many more days of being patient?
Nothing seems to be happening!

What are you doing wrong?

. . .

That’s what you’re doing wrong,
Looking at all those things;
The things that aren’t happening,
Making yourself feel worthless!

Instead you need to look at –
The things that ARE happening –
That are giving you reasons to keep hustling,
And, making you feel accomplished!

So, be an optimist!
Look at all the reasons why you’re hustling!
What is all this hustling teaching you?
What is all this patience teaching you?

Once you learn that,
You WILL Make It!


 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this inspired you to keep moving forward everyday, and to:

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Blessed life!

Look around.
What do you see?
Chaos or peace?
Yelling or praying?
What is surrounding you?

. . .

Do you appreciate it all?
Or do you take advantage of it?
Are you humbled by it?
Or are you overlooking it all?

Do you care about others?
Or, do you say:
“Everyone for themselves!”
“You gotta make your own life!”

Are you a helper?
A fighter?
A lover?
Or, a hater?

Do you appreciate the world we live in?
Or, do you constantly think it’s trash;
That we created,
And, you don’t think it can be cleaned up.

Are you an optimist?
Or, a pessimist?
Where do you draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

. . .

Where SHOULD we draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

What defines “good”?
What makes something “bad”?

Is it in the perspective?
Or, is it just a fact?

Why are some things considered “good”?
And, other things considered “bad”?

Between killing and loving?
We know which is better,
by the way it feels.

But, what about?
Between loving or helping?
They both feel “good”..

But, can they really both BE “good”?
Think about it this way:

Some people don’t want help,
So, that’s their “bad” one; while others –
Don’t like love because they’ve never truly felt it.

So, can some things be, both, good and bad?
Is it really just all in the perspective of the person?

. . .

There’s never just one way to look at something. There’s always a different perspective. There will always be someone with a different opinion, and, that’s what makes life so great & interesting.
Meeting people with different perspectives, and, learning about their views on life.

That’s why I love to travel. It makes me feel so blessed. And, happy. And, accomplished.
I want to learn, and experience as many perspectives as I can, good and bad. So, I can see the world through a different type of blessed, and see how truly blessed I am.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to never take life for granted, and to:

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Rain…

The sound of rain –
I hear it outside my window
It’s a calming, and sometimes annoying sound.
I stare out at the rainy world!

The feel of rain –
I feel it –
Soaking through my clothes.
It makes me cold and soggy,
But, I can’t be mad at it.

Rainy days are not fun.
But, they are a great reminder –
To never overlook the sunny days.

Never just take advantage of the sun, because the rain will come.

But, after the rain,

The sun will come out again,
And, maybe it’ll even form a beautiful rainbow.

So, I wait for the end of the rain.
I sit here,
Shivering and drenched,
But, still not complaining.

. . .

Just give the sun, and rain their turn in the spotlight. Just like the sun, and the moon.

During the day, the sun outshines the moon, but at night, when the sun is sleeping, the moon has it’s time to shine.

We must appreciate the rain (moon) while waiting for the sun to come out again.

And, one great way to appreciate the rain is to remember this:

The rain is our great reminder –
To be grateful for everything,
And to find the good in everyday,
And to stop complaining about rain.

So, instead,

Let’s stand out in the rain!
Let’s get cold, and soggy!

Let’s wait for it to dry!
Let’s feel the rain!


Thanks for reading!

I hope this post inspired you to appreciate the small (sometimes annoying) things in life because they can make all the difference!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Earth + 7.6 billion people = Small world?

“It’s a big world out there!”
.
“Wow, what a small world!”
.
^ Two very different sayings that, somehow, both make sense!
Here’s a “poem” that I wrote, trying to explain that fact:


The world is huge
There’s only ONE world
But, it’s a BIG world

7.6 billion people
On ONE “small” planet
And you haven’t even met half of them!

Think about that!

7.6 billion!
And you’re here..
In your “small” town,
With MUCH less than a half a tenth of 7.6 billion!

The world is NOT small!
In fact,
It’s the complete opposite!
It’s GIGANTIC!

So, TRAVEL!
At least once!
In your entire lifetime!

Take a plane,
To a foreign country –
Meet new people,
Experience a different culture,
Smell different fresh air,
Feel different heat,
Experience a different way of life!

The other side of the world –
Does not need to be scary.
It can be interesting,
And super exciting!

So, TRAVEL!
And, then –
You’ll finally realize –
The real size of the world!

7.6 billion people!
In this “small” –
But, GIGANTIC world!

How is that possible?
That 7.6 billion people can –
Make this world feel small?

The only way to understand this –
Is to go to a foreign country,
And, meet some of those 7.6 billion people!


Thanks for reading!

If 7.6 billion people can live on this planet in “perfect” harmony, I think the world is pretty big! And, all I want to do is travel and meet as many of them as possible, to find out how similar we all really are on this planet we all call earth.

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I need you!

Yes, you! I need YOU! Don’t give up now!
This poem is for anyone out there going through a tough time in life right now.


Please, don’t do it!
I know you’re tired!
But, just focus on staying healthy, and keeping your mind fit!

I know it’s exhausting!
It feels like the only way out.
But, have you tried dancing, or singing?

You hear people say:
“Oh, It’s just a phase, you’ll get over it”.
But, we both know, that was so yesterday.

Every time something good happens to you,
You feel totally unworthy of it.
But, that’s definitely not true!

You are AMAZING!
You are IMPORTANT and WANTED!
Things are CHANGING!
(for the better)

Life’s not always great.
Trust me, I know!
But, don’t be afraid!

You think: “This is rock bottom.
It can’t get any worse.
I probably can’t even make it to next autumn!”

But, please, erase those thoughts from your mind!
I NEED YOU – I will be your friend and give you the support you need!
I promise, I will always be kind!

So, if you’re at rock bottom now,
The only way to go is up – To the sky!
There may be rain now, but when you get up there, you’ll see a rainbow!

So, continue to hustle everyday!
Become better and happier!
Turn the black darkness to white brightness; or at least semi-bright gray!

BE OPTIMISTIC!

Persevere!
Never give up!
I need you here!

WE need you here!
Please stay!
The world needs YOU! – Are we clear?

So, will you stay?
And persevere?
And hustle harder everyday?


I sure hope you do!
And, I know many others do to!
So, it’s decided.
You’re staying!
Trust me, you’ll look back on this day, and remember that you succeeded,
In your biggest roadblock, you decided to stay!
And, you hustled even though you didn’t feel like it!
You didn’t give up
Even during your darkest days,
And that’s something to be SUPER proud of!


Thanks for reading!
I hope this poem encouraged you to keep getting better everyday, and to keep learning & growing each and every day!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

One sky…

The sky…
The clouds…
The sun…
Everything up there…

Just take a second,
Go outside,
And look up!

Looking up,
At the sky,
Always makes me feel happy,
And rejuvenated.

Seeing planes, birds, jets…
It all gives me hope!
That there’s so much more out there –
And, I want to explore it all!

I love the sky!
I love to just look at it!
I love just BEING up there,
And looking down at everything,
With a different perspective!

From up there,
I can see everything!
But,
From down here,
I only see as far as my eyes let me.

From up there,
I can see things
I never notice down here.

From up there,
My problems seem to fade away –
For a while.
And I forget my life –
Down here…

From up there,
Everything seems in its’ perfect place.
My mind is at ease –
Thinking of my next destination!
Looking down at my last destination!
Knowing that great adventures are ahead!

From up there,
I eagerly wait –
To land again –
In a new exciting country –
Ready to explore a new culture!

From down here,
I am constantly looking up,
Thinking about when I will be up there again,
Because I know – and hope, that it’s soon.
So, I continue to look up!

Day after day!
Keeping the hope!
That something great is in store –
To land in a new country!
And, look up at the sky with a new perspective!


This “poem” was inspired by the fact that the world is under the same sky!
It’s crazy to think that wherever you are in the world, you are always looking at the same sky.
You can cross the entire world (from North America all the way down to New Zealand) & still be looking up at the same galaxy (same moon, stars, sun, clouds; same everything)! CRAZY!
The countries are vastly different, but one thing always stays consistent; the sky!
That’s one more reason why traveling is so exciting and interesting because you get to experience so many different cultures around the world while staying under the same sky! The world is small because we’re all under the same sky; but, it’s also huge because every country has it’s own culture.


Thanks for reading!
Now, get out there and explore the world; look at the sky from a different country and you’ll have a completely different perspective in life!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lost @ home

“Traveling – It gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.”

. . .

You see, feeling homesick in another country, brings back the memories about things missed from home. But, feeling homesick at home, is confusing because you’re home, so you think you should feel fine. But, deep down there’s something missing; it feels like the other country became your “home away from home”.
So, no matter where you are, you feel homesick because everywhere you’ve been is home in some way.

“Everywhere feels like home in it’s own way.”
That’s a sign of a well-traveled adventurer —
when you feel at home in every country you’ve ever visited!


*Traveling abroad helps you find yourself in so many different countries!*

. . .

Personally, I love traveling so I can learn about new cultures, new languages, discover new places in the world, and discover new things about myself.
And, the more I’ve traveled, the more I’ve realized that there is one downside to always wanting to travel and explore the world — *You eventually start to find yourself in all those countries. And, then, when you come home, you feel lost in your own hometown.*


And, that is a difficult, yet inevitable things to adjust to about traveling abroad.
When you start to travel abroad, you start to find yourself in other countries & you start to loose yourself at home. But, that’s when you need to realize why traveling is so amazing.
One day, you are going to wake up and realize that all your adventures were worth it because you will feel like the whole world has become your home, and you will realize that wherever you are in the world you will feel at home.


When the world starts to feel like your home; that’s when you know that you need to continue to travel — To continue to get to know the world and make international connections, so that whenever you feel homesick from that country, you can go back there as if it were home!


Thanks for reading!
Now, get out there & go explore the world & make the world your home!


-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚