Wednesday Thoughts: Say Yes

At the beginning of May, I made this summer bucket list (which was almost three months ago- where did the time go?) of things that I wanted to do before going back to school. Slowly I have made progress on the list, but the entire goal was to in general just "get out there" (whatever that means). There is a really great Tina Fey quote that I have seen a lot recently that reads "say yes and you'll figure it out afterward." When I was in high school, I never really took the opportunity to take advantage of going to a lot of new places or getting out of the house in general. Whenever people wanted me to visit them, there was a sense of understanding that it would probably never actually happen. 

Last year when I came home from camp, I went into a slump. For a month. This year, I wanted to plan a trip, something to look forward to when I got home so that I wouldn't dwell on missing camp. I planned a trip to NYC, Boston and Martha's Vineyard. I had about 60% of the trip planned (transportation, lodging) and the rest open terrain. Though I was staying with friends,  I was getting out of my comfort zone and doing a lot of things alone. Which was scary at times, however I could not have asked for a better trip. I was able to explore and practice the good old "being an adult." 

Yesterday I was making my way back to Shrine Mont for the next session of camp I'm working at (so excited!) and my brother T.R. insisted that we hike North Mountain. After driving for two and a half hours, was less than enthusiastic to say the least. However I decided to go for it, and when we go to the top, was so glad that I did. If you have never been to North Mountain in Orkney Springs, definitely go. I have hiked that mountain probably 15 times, but the view never gets old. Not only was there perfect hiking weather, but it was a great reminder to live the quote. As easy as it can be (and I am not preaching, because I can do it too) to stay in or procrastinate, try- within reason, to Tina Fey it and say yes the next adventure, you never know what could come out of it. :) 

Happy Hope you have a wonderful day and lots of adventures!

P.S. Song of the moment- can't get it out of my brain.  


  1. I feel the same way about my own bucket list; I made it as a reason to get out and do something crazy and out of my comfort zone. I love that Tina Fey quote too! That's a great motto to live by. :)

    1. Bucket lists are the best and gotta love Tina Fey. Thanks for reading :)