Everything Changes.

Maybe some people just aren’t meant to stay in our lives forever, maybe some people are just passing through. It’s like some people just come through our lives to bring us something, a lesson we need to learn, and that’s why they are there.

It’s funny how time flies by so fast.  One minute you are seeing new things like a newborn sees the world for the first time.  The next, moment your on a plane headed to a new destination.   My cross country road trip turned out to be very rewarding and an experience I will never forget.  It’s funny, because it still hasn’t hit me I just drove clear across the country and put my feet in the Pacific ocean for the first time in my life.   It’s been a memorable trip for other reasons than the explorations we tackled.

I’ve definitely learned a lot about life, love, and people.  God doesn’t hand you things you can not handle – it is important to look at situations in that light.  Sometimes things don’t quite turn out the way you hoped for.

People change.  People move.  People screw you over.

It’s all apart of the journey and growth that is laid out for you.    A couple of things to remember: while people mold into to their true selves, so do you.  Don’t ever let someone break your character.  Moving doesn’t mean your problems will go away or escape.  It does mean that a new chapter of your life is about to begin.  It means that yeah, you might be scared or have your doubts, but you are not afraid to try a new challenge.  You are not afraid to take a risk.  You are not afraid to live and discover.   People screw you over – fact of life.  It really doesn’t matter how good of a person you are towards them, some people only consider themselves and that’s it.  While putting yourself first is in no way a bad thing, just make sure you do it with courtesy and consideration – especially when it directly affects someone else.  Selfless over selfish is a difference when it comes to karma.   Karma is a bitch and she will catch up with you one day.  That’s all the life lessons I have to offer right now.  Pretty extensive for a road trip lol.

Back to the fun stuff now =)  A few things:

Alabama to Louisana – boring.  Dallas, TX is huge and apparently is a magnet for bad weather.  Anything in west Texas is excruciatingly boring. And long.  Like the Serengeti.

 

 You will be thankful for Texas when you have to ride through New Mexico.  Carlsbad Caverns is a pretty cool place to visit for the low low price of $6 a person and 750ft below ground.

 

Roswell, NM is full of aliens.

  The entire population of New Mexico lives in Albuquerque – I will bet on that.  Don’t speed over hills in NM, cops hide in the trenches.

  Arizona has pueblos and pretty cool landscape.  Arizonians have fascination with the Navajo culture (duh) and dinosaurs.

 

 

If you ever get a chance to see the Painted Desert in the Petrified National Forest… do it.

Stop for gas when you see it cheaper that $4.00/gallon.  Don’t trust outside restrooms, Try not to read about zombie attacks when you are driving through the mountains of Arizona.  The Grand Canyon is one of the most breathtaking sights you will have the privilege of placing your two eyes on.  Never will you feel so small.  Never will a picture do it justice.

Remember not to take apples, oranges, plants or animals across California state lines.  Might as well take that bushel out, because apparently those are hot items to smuggle.   Wait to get gas a few exits in Cali, they rip you off that first exit.  Cali interstates are no joke.  Get a map and good luck.  Go to Madam Tussad’s in Hollywood.  You’ll have the time of your life.

 

Try to be prepared to hike Runyon Canyon.  Awesome views, but you will fill like you are dying at first and keep a look out for a shirtless Matthew McConahey.  Wait in line at the famous Pink’s.  It’s one of the best hotdogs you will ever have and worth the 45 minute wait.

Laugh Factory is hilarious.  And you just might run into Dane Cook ( this girl right here).

Take the time to enjoy this beautiful world and the simple moments of a patio lifestyle.  Take the beach for granted, but watch those Pacific waves – they are no joke.  Appreciate everything, everyone, and  every lesson God gives you.  Learn from your mistakes and trust your heart and your gut.

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