V • I • E • W • S.

As you change your point of view, your views bring about a change in you

.If you followed my adventures on Insta Story a week back, you saw that I had embarked on a trip to Washington DC. Yet, the trip, to say the LEAST, did not go QUITE accordingly to plan.

The plan was to get there 2 days before the #AIPAC conference I was in town for, so that I could explore the city since I had never been. Yet very quickly, this supposed simple travel turned into one of the LONGEST 48 hour treks that involved multiple (& terrifying!) flights, an overnight stay in Pittsburg, & a 4.5 hour car ride.

A few days before the trip, I had ironically posted an #inspilaine pic talking about expectations not being met by the realities that sometimes instead get presented. And to say the expectation of this travel trip turned into a very different reality is an understatement.

Over the past few months, I’ve established a mentality that everything in life, whether good or bad, is happening FOR YOU, not against you, despite if we can’t understand the reason why. So while all of these trials were happening along this trip, instead of freaking out, I instead was surprisingly calm, deciding to enjoy this new adventure—because I was confident that whatever the reason was for these continual delays, it was all FOR ME.

The thing is, in life, we’ll always be hit with unexpected moments, but the true test is for us to figure out how to deal with the unexpected & make the most of each situation. While at the time my group of 5 couldn’t understand why this crazy trip was happening TO US, we all look back now & say the trip happened FOR US as one of the most entertaining memories & travels we’ll ever have—and it wasn’t even our actual planned trip.

So for this #MondayMotivation, the next time something comes your way that doesn’t seem to make sense, take a step back & change your view on it by believing that it’s all happening FOR YOU, & then readjust your mentality on how you act on that unexpected. Because who knows, you might just end up adopting a new friend into your crew along the way & have an epic story to tell for years to come. Anyone else with me?! 🚙🌍💖