My husband and I awoke with a difficult decision to make: do we spend the day enjoying everything that Pousada Picinguaba had to offer its guests or do we explore the nearby village? Over breakfast we decided we would do both and then set off to see what lied beyond the gates of the hotel before returning to its grounds later.
Picinguaba is a grand swath of land that is kissed by the sun and blessed with natural beauty. Expect a tropical paradise of calm, aquamarine waters that are surrounded by hills of jungle striping the earth green as far as the eye can see.
A curious thing happens when you disconnect from technology for a couple of days. Your mind is filled with thousands of thoughts that would have never materialized due to the lack of mental space that daily life consumes. I highly recommend carrying a notebook and pen around with you if you should choose to try this, so that you can capture these thoughts as they occur.
When I confess to someone that I have just met that I am a travel writer/photographer and that I have a blog, usually their first question posed to me is, “How did you get into that?” I explain to them that it happened completely by accident, that I simply wanted to capture the thing that most excited me in life: travel. When we pour our energy into the thing that excites us the most, our wildest dreams do come true. As we wandered around Picinguaba I could literally feel my heart beat faster from the thrill of discovery and I wished in that moment that everyone had something in their life that excited them.
Life has the potential to be awe-inspiring if you let it. Our lives are ours to design and create. Every single day we have the opportunity to make decisions that influence our experiences. Thus, our choices determine whether our paths are exhausting or exciting, mediocre or breathtaking. I believe you can achieve your dream life by simply doing what excites you whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Remember that your passions may come and go, and what excites you in one moment might not necessarily excite you in the next, however when you make excitement a constant in your existence, life not only becomes more fulfilling, it also becomes more extraordinary as well. Making travel a priority in my life requires me to make certain sacrifices, although it is a small price to pay to have a life saturated with pleasure, exhilaration, and optimistic anticipation.
Life is way too short to not be excited, so do something today that makes your heart smile. What excites you in your life?
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