A couple of weeks ago the world lost three beautiful souls. If you’ve ever watched any travel videos on YouTube then you’ve probably seen the channel High On Life. This channel didn’t just represent travel, but a way of life. They showed us that life isn’t about going to school and getting the job your parents want you to have, but instead, it showed us that anything is possible and if you want to do something then just go fucking do it. Simple as that.
These boys not only inspired me to travel, they helped me find my purpose in life. Before traveling I never knew what I wanted to do in life, I was completely lost and after stumbling upon one of their videos called “What can you do in 365 days?” something clicked for me. My brain basically said, “WTF are you doing Kelsey?” I hated going to school. I was racking up debt flip-flopping between majors. I could care less about anything else besides figuring out how to travel. So I worked my ass off going to school and working two jobs trying to save up some money. I started watching every single video that High On Life posted and when it was time to sign up for the next semester I knew I had to make a choice. I looked at my bank account and realized that I had enough for a plane ticket and with this intense desire to travel I made the easiest choice of my life, I dropped out of school. I didn’t have much saved up I think it was about $700 but I basically said “fuck it” and bought a plane ticket to Beijing. That trip forever changed my life for the better and I owe it all to the High On Life boys. So today I leave you with a few motivational words from them that I hope will encourage you as much as they did me.
“What does it feel like to be present? To be here in the now and fully experiencing this moment. Free from any weight of the past or any anticipation of the future. Just free. Free to realize that only you can control how you feel. About anything. Free to see things for what they are and free to give your time and energy to what really matters. Accept the fact that everything that makes up your world is there because you attracted it with your own thoughts. Realize that you can control your thoughts and emotions. There’s no big secret. Just choose to think better feeling thoughts. Listen to your emotions and choose to feel good. You can decide to be in a place of attraction and abundance. What do you want to do in your life? What makes you tick? What makes you feel awe? Don’t be misled into thinking that you’re supposed to do anything. You are supposed to do only what you chose to do. The world is vast and full of possibilities. Follow your bliss. Get out of your comfort zone. Stop looking for reasons why you can’t and look for reasons why you can. And… if you can, you should.“ ⁃Ryker Gamble + Alexey Lyakh
The point of this blog post isn’t to tell you to go travel (even though you totally should) but to follow your bliss. You are 100% in charge of your life. Quit with the bullshit excuses. If you’re unhappy then do something about it. Life is short and unexpected. You can’t wait for someone else to make your dreams happen. YOU have to do it. There will never be a time in your life where it is the “right time” to do great things. If you wait for the perfect moment or the right time it will not occur. You have to create it yourself, the opportunity AND the situation. So take that fucking leap that you’re completely scared to do. So what if you fail. That’s how you learn. Failure is so much easier to deal with than regret is.