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Was My Road Trip to Florida Just a Big Facade


My travel blogs life has certainly changed since coming home from my road trip to Florida, but what else did I expect, right? In the past couple weeks, my current events have consisted of a turmoil of emotion, heartache, life changing and essentially, a new beginning. See, so many people fear change. However, change is truly just an upgrade in life. I’m upgrading, baby! My road trip to Florida was life changing and I’m ready for a new beginning. I thought I had it all in Florida. I had the life; the life I wanted to live for the rest of it. I knew it all. I had it all. However now, what I thought I knew wasn’t what it truly was after all. Dilemma? I think so.

What I do know, is that I don’t have time for fake people and bullsh!t.

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I’ve met some incredible people throughout my outdoor adventures in Florida, and some of those were just a facade, but isn’t that what life is all about? Learning how to overcome obstacles so you can get to the best thing possible for you? I certainly think so, and my eyes have severely been opened to the reality of what my life truly was back in Florida. The reality of it is that it was temporary. My life in Florida was temporary. Some of my relationships in Florida were temporary. Sure, some people have completely taken me for a spin since being home, but you need those kinds of situations to grow. In all honesty, the failed relationships of Florida have reminded me of the people I have here that I love so much; the people who are always there to pick up the pieces, no matter how big or small they may be, and those are the kinds of people that I want in my life; The ones who aren’t cowards when faced with a challenge, and the ones who fight for what they know is right.

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Since my road trip to Florida last year, I always wanted to make the move to Florida. When I had met my incredible Florida friends, I knew that that was exactly where I wanted to be. I wanted to start a life there and be happy… Happy was what I was. Things change… Hence the past tense in that last sentence. I have no expectations for what my life has in store for me. In fact, I am completely in love with the idea that I have absolutely no idea what each new beginning will bring. I have no idea where I will be next week, or who I will be with. It’s exciting. Change isn’t scary. It’s those kinds of life changing experiences that make you realize that you’re making an upgrade.

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Now, Florida. What to do about Florida? I have been going back and forth as to whether or not I want to make another road trip to Florida. Had I known what has happened was going to happen, I wouldn’t have left and I would have continued being there. Now, the plan was for me to be met here and make the road trip back to Florida. However, under the circumstances, not only does that seem far from realistic, but I really don’t know if I even want to make the 20 hour drive when I just did it. I really don’t know what my new beginning will be after this dose of current events and emotion.

As for Florida… Who knows? Do I have a reason to go back there? Aside from my friends who I will always remain close with? Show me a reason… And I’ll be on my way. Until then, I’m okay with staying clear of a facade. I am real from the first day you meet me, until the last. The words I speak are always the truth, are strong and thoroughly felt. I don’t turn around and hide, nor will I ever run the other way after something I’ve said or done. I am real, and I need solidity in my life.


1 Response
  • Ashley
    July 26, 2013

    Well I’m glad that your back in Canada 🙂 But wherever you go is ok with me 🙂

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