Walk away

A lot has happened in the past two months, and I’ve learned a great deal of what I want out of life. Not saying that I’m not an ambitious person, because I think if you were to speak to any of my friends, all of them would say I am a very ambitious person, but I think that sort of ambition needed a little more maturity and a little more wisdom. I’m still not there yet, but I’m a lot closer to that sort of state than ever before.

One of the main events that happened recently is that I finally moved out.

After many years of moaning, groaning, and just overall complaining about how much I hate the commute, how much I hate the suburbs, I finally went and did it. I moved downtown. Honestly, my overall happiness has improved immensely in the past few weeks. There were a lot of factors that contributed to why and when I moved out, but I won’t delve too deeply into that here. It does, however, relate back to knowing when to walk away.

I found out that it takes a lot of courage to move forward with your life. We’re all so accustomed to a certain way of life, a certain way of every day, that sometimes we forget that we will never achieve the greatness we deserve unless we actually take a step forward.

Sometimes it takes a really long time to be sure of a decision…Β But hey, high risk, high reward, right?Β None of us will get anywhere in life unless we change our perceptions and we change our mindsets.

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  • Imagine living here. You'd be completely undisturbed, with nothing but pure nature around you. Such a beautiful country. 🏞️ (Throwback, obviously.)
  • When it's the last day in #Porto, and you want to take some final photos of the beautiful square in the city, but you don't have time to check your photos, and it isn't until you're on your way back to the hotel to grab your luggage so you don't miss your flight (which ended up being delayed for an hour), do you realize that the sun was so bright that afternoon, the best photo editing you can do is to make the photo black and white. #RunOnSentence πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή
  • Dinner. Brussels sprouts and a bowl of mussels cooked in white wine sauce. 🀀
  • This is not really the typical photo I share on my Instagram account, but because I liked the experience so much, I decided that I want it as a permanent photo on here.

This photo was taken just after I alighted from the metro train at the airport station. I sat by the window as it rolled into the station, and was able to watch the futuristic style architecture of the airport building stream past the window. I also really liked seeing the train tracks be directly embedded in the grass all the way from the last station to this station. The whole futuristic look of the building in the background behind the green grassy train tracks is such a pretty aesthetic. Kudos to the exterior designers who planned this. ✈️🌱
  • 70+-year-old port wine from Portugal. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή (Not really a fan of port wine, but this is decent.) #WineTour
  • Oh god, this dinner was so heavy. A full glass of green white wine (filled to the brim, as I've already drank most of it), a francesinha (a classic Portuguese dish; a layered meat sandwich dish coated with cheese and a slightly spicy gravy (?) sauce), and then with fries. 😡 As I mentioned in my Instagram Story, this is peak Portuguese, as I was watching a football game (@slbenfica losing 2-0 to a 13th ranked team) on a TV screen at the same time. πŸ₯΄πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή #DrunkWithCarbs

P.S. I'll have you know, Anthony Bourdain paid a visit to this restaurant during a trip to Porto. Legit. πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ #AnthonyBourdain