This trip has been the most incredible experience of my life and yet we had so many people insist we not go because fear of Ebola (which is SOOOO far away from where we were (Africa is GIGANTIC)).
If we would’ve fallen into the medias fear based be-afraid-the-world-is-a-dangerous-place or materials-mean-everything-buy-buy-buy mentality we wouldn’t have…
- Experienced a whole new culture (which was hard at first, but has taught me invaluable life lessons)
- Bungee jumped
- Volunteered teaching amazing children (my heart is so full)
- Spent time with elderly people. Just reading a book to them made their day
- Connected with other heart-centered volunteers from all over the world learning about their culture (I’ll never forget them)
- Went white water rafting in one of the best places in the world to do so
- Was treated like a queen at one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever been
- Played with an Elephant
- Chilled with a Cheetah
- Had my own private pool with a majestic view
- Saw the Victoria Falls (one of the natural wonders of the world)
- Met Steven Tyler (yes, from Aerosmith)
- And married my best friend (more wedding pics here)
I highly encourage turning off the news that’s subconsciously planting fear into your mind, stop reading magazines that leave you feeling “not enough”, and turn off TV which makes you feel like you need to buy more “things” or be skinnier to be a good person.
Just go out and LIVE your life to the fullest! Being someone who bought into that crap for years, I can tell you this way is SO MUCH BETTER!!!
Nichole Wurth (<–ahhh)
P.S. I’m not saying you can’t own nice things or strive for a healthy body. Just lead your life with the goal of feeling as much damn love and having as much damn fun as you can possibly muster. That should be your first priority and the other things actually take care of themselves (for real, this trip to Africa is proof).
P.P.S. #wildlyalive baby!!!