Exploring isn’t just about traveling. While I want to explore the world and am making plans to do so, I am also exploring new things for myself. I’m trying this whole blogging thing for a start. I’m exploring new things to help me with personal growth. Therapy was my first step in exploring. Talking to someone without judgement has been a positive experience. It’s nothing to be ashamed of either. It has helped me sort out things that were on my mind and I kept bottled up. It’s helping me put one foot in front of the other. Now I’m trying new things. Yesterday I started painting for the first time. I’m not sure if I’m actually good but I’m going to keep trying. I’m starting to get into crafting. Making things like failed bath bombs and lime candles. Im sticking with the things I know I love, like hot yoga, cooking, baking and camping, but adding in more things that are rewarding. I’m trying to approach every situation with a positive attitude. This year has been, for lack of a better word, a shitty year. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve watched one of my best friends lose two of the most important people in her life. She’s taken it with an attitude that is admirable. She has shown strength and courage in a time when so many people can not. She has helped me realize how important it is to see the good in any situation. She has helped me with personal growth without even knowing. By being her friend I am becoming a better person. She has helped me realize how important positivity is in any situation. I’ve got to let go of all the negativity in life. We all hold on to the negativity too much. There is so much more to life then the negativity. We all have so much exploring to do within ourselves. I’m learning I have so much to offer and that I’m quirky and weird. I’m not one to judge others. I’d much rather help others. I want to inspire. I want to make a difference in someone’s life even if it’s a small difference. I hope that me putting my growth out there will show someone that they too have a lot to offer. That life isn’t something to fight. It’s something to take with a grain of salt like a tequila shot! Swallow it, accept it and have fun once you see that it’s not that bad. Get up and explore yourself and the world.