Once during law school, when I was spending one of my summers working for big firms in London & New York, I had one of the recruiting team members tell me: “Oh the firm is so great, they have such awesome benefits! Like when you have to cancel a vacation for work….they’ll reimburse you for the trip!”
To which I said…..If you think that’s a benefit, then we have a problem.
It was scary to walk away from those big firm offers, I’m not going to lie. But it was far, far scarier for me to see a life stretching out in front of me where I wasn’t chasing the things that set my heart on fire. Where I was doing something I knew wouldn’t make me happy just because it felt safe. Where I was walking down a path just because it was where someone else told me I was supposed to go.
Eight years ago, I leapt. I dove. I went for free fall. And when I came back up, gulping for air and expecting to have the wind knocked out of me….I realized that I’ve never been able to breathe deeper. Fuller. And I’ve never felt more alive.
As the age old quote goes, “Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Now that’s the kind of vacation plan I can get on board with.
**Here are a few scenes of our time so far in Antigua, including a sunset catamaran cruise with our amazing bride & groom, Lauren & Gary!!
I think it’s about high time for another Friday giveaway, don’t you?? :) Just leave us a comment in the box below saying hi (or if you’re new around here, introduce yo’ self!!) and we’re going to pick one lucky winner to get a $25 Starbucks card. And…GO!!