I kissed the hell out of a man in Times Square last spring.
We hadn’t seen each other in years but a serendipitous encounter moved me to call him up and invite myself to the East coast for a weekend. I had no idea if he was seeing someone or how he felt about me. I just knew I wanted and needed to see him. So I did.
Can I tell you something about this experience?
It unzipped me.
Because overnight I became a girl who would fly 2,800 miles to see a past crush and kiss the hell out of him, in a pretty dress and high heels, on the corner of a crowded street.
Life constantly blows us kisses and gives us chances to experience monstrous beauty. We’re just often too busy or stressed to notice. My greatest fear is not ending up alone. It’s not that I’ll never land my dream job. My greatest fear is that I’ll look in the mirror someday and realize I became a lifeless, timid version of the person I intended to be.
So if you feel like life is giving you a sign… Go. Just go. Don’t over-think it. Don’t ask for everyone’s opinion. I’ll drive you to the airpor and water your plants while you’re gone. Just go.
Do something for you. Do something that will unzip you and let more light into your life.
It’ll be soul-smashingly liberating. I promise.