All I keep saying is this is a dream an absolute dream.
I can’t quite describe what I have felt in the last 6 days here in Iceland besides the fact that I am craving more time and more space. More time to explore all that life has to offer and wanting to cover more space, surface area. More time to learn all of life’s wisdom and all of life’s wonders. More space to be free in. I am craving the world in its entirety.
I’ve said it more than once, more than twice and even more than I can count on both hands — that I think it’s important “to travel to the places that make you forget how small your problems really are.” I’ve lived by this saying but I don’t think I actually felt the depth behind that statement until I landed in Iceland and had many “until this happened moments” They moments that don't feel real. The ones that almost sweep you off your feet or make you lose your breath a little. They make you wonder if you're dreaming or on another planet.
These are those "until moments" — Until I walked across a glacier. A freaking glacier you guys. Until I sat behind a waterfall. Like an actually waterfall not the shower faucet. Until I drove hours in the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. Where you just pull over on the side of the road anywhere (literally anywhere) to take it in. Until I hiked to the peak of a mountain. Six months after back surgery I may add (I'm happy about it but I can't say my therapist would feel the same way). Until I saw a crater with my own eyes. One that I wish I could sit on top of everyday with a picnic and a good book. Until I sat in a hot spring, where girls essentially become the newest Instagram models. Blue lagoon you wore me out you relaxed me so much.
This is the exact reminder I needed to show that lifes problems are small. My lifes problems. They are minuscule and there is so much to do to forget about or move on from whatever those problems are. That simplicity is key and living a minimalistic lifestyle is the way to go.
The simple life here seems to be the best life. That you don’t ever need a face full of makeup on and even getting ready here is just throwing on some mascara. The most entertainment can be found outside, where there is no WiFi, just an entire country to see. People hang out in coffee shops with their friends until 11 at night talking to each other, not looking into their phones and their freshest Instagram thread. Rain or shine people are our doing things and living their best life.
I always find myself thinking. Thinking deeply. Thinking unforgivingly about anything and everything. Asking my self those what if questions but more importantly the why the hell not questions.
Truth is ... why the hell not? Should be my new motto. Probably yours too. Not to say yes to it all but to say why the hell not?! To do whatever is needed to do those things you really want but more so need in your life. Life is too damn short to just say yes and definitely too short to say no.
What have I gotten out of saying why the hell not? A trip to Iceland first of all. I have made new friends, I have tried to learn new languages (polish here I come), cultures and do things that I’ve never done before.
Iceland you are the most beautiful place I have ever laid my eyes on. Thank you for giving me an experience of a lifetime. For welcoming me with open arms (literally everyone in Iceland is so nice). For making me think, about life and nature. For making me feel small, in the best way. For making me feel like I have purpose. For showing me that I have places to be and places to go. For reminding me that age is just a number and to never stop adventuring and girls tripping (even when you’re in 70s). For making me realize that facials and mud masks actually do wonders for your skin, it’s not a hoax (thanks blue lagoon). For once again proving to me that everyone has such a unique story but were all still connected in some way (how cool).