I love to travel. And not to just experience new places and cultures, but to meet new people. And, part of it is honestly because I think I’m one of the luckiest people ever when going to the airport. In the last 2 years I have never waited longer than 5-10 minutes in the he security line, and have had so many close calls it’s scary to count. A few times I’ve been extremely late to the airport, only to find out my flight is delayed too. Granted, I’ve had a few struggles, but tonight was a wonderful one.
I got to my gate about an hour and a half early and decided to sit at the bar like I always do when I’m early for a flight (or on-time when I fly through security during those close-calls, haha). I relaxed and calmed down after a busy day at work for about 45 minutes. Then ran into this really cute guy who sat right next to me and used to work at the bar. He was really cool and had some fun stories. Then across the bar I see Alicia, whom I went to both college and high school with. And she happens to be talking with a friend who is headed to Orlando too. And this friend happens to be dating a cousin of one of my friends… and those two guys happen to be meeting up for a beer tonight too. What a freaking small world.
I love travel because of the fabulous people I meet. Though the world seems so huge and so many things yet to be discovered, I continue to learn how small this world is. Alicia said she’d talked to a few people who tied me to our college… crazy!! Guess quite a few people knew who I was there!
Anyway, it’s important to try to live in the present to appreciate the small things. Especially after a those stressful days at work… somehow airports spell adventure… and seem to help you forget some of your worries. It’s nice to step out of that comfort zone once in awhile and be surprised by life. It’s absolutely fabulous out there, and I’m glad I’m starting to feel better.
Life, love & fabulous y’all. Happy Thanksgiving.