Oscar Wilde says, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all”.
I have spent a lot of time existing. Never really wanting to be where I was, never seeing anything. Never experiencing life.
Now, I have someone who has shown me what it’s like to live life. I have someone who wants me to be happy and to do the things that make me happy. It has took me to the middle of my life to figure it out but, happiness for me is having a completely adventurous, passionate and weird life. Lucky for me, I met someone who knows my heart and is just as adventurous, passionate and dorky as I am. She pushes me towards my dreams and is happy getting lost in the world with me. Meeting her has been an adventure. She’s an adventure I want to continue to have for the rest of my life. Which is why I asked her to spend hers with me. Luckily, she said yes.
Being as adventurous as we are, we decided against a traditional wedding. Instead, we decided to make a plan to elope to another country. To go on our biggest adventure yet. So, we have started planning our wedding trip to Iceland this summer.
The selection process for the country has been tough because the world is a beautiful place. So, how did we end up choosing Iceland? Because, Jackie is the most amazing woman and knows the deepest parts of my soul. She chose an ultra-marathon race for me to run in, and it happens to be in Iceland this summer. To have someone to push you to do things you have always wanted to do and support you in those endeavors is so indescribable and one of the 1,000,000,000 reasons why I love her.
So, here I am embarking on a huge adventure with the love of my life. We have the biggest trip of our lives right around the corner. I am marrying my best friend and the person who I am going to live my life with. I am going to complete an ultra-marathon (a race beyond the marathon distance of 26.2 miles) in another country with the most extraordinary scenery imaginable. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel.
I will be blogging over the next few months about my training, the trip planning process and obviously the trip itself. This year is going to be an amazing year.
For the rest of my life there will be no existing, I will live every day and be grateful for each one.