You had me at Goodbye

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“IF YOU’RE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SAY GOODBYE, THE WORLD WILL GREET YOU WITH A NEW HELLO”

Recently, I was asked why I love what a do and how I got started.  I actually DO have a story about how I was inspired to be in the world of travel at a young age and I’ve told the story over and over.  It’s a good one.  One worth hearing.  But for some reason, this time I answered differently for the first time in over 20 years.  It hit me out of nowhere and has resonated inside of me for weeks now.  So, lucky you…I’ve decided to share with you a unique viewpoint that fuels my passion for what I do!

I LOVE to say “goodbye”.  I LOVE the leaving process.  I love when normalcy comes to an end.  I love when it’s time to take one last look at your every day life.  Yes…I love goodbye.  I remember so clearly the first time I left the country.  I remember saying goodbye to people I loved as I walked to the gate to head overseas.

The feeling of not knowing what to expect on the other side of the world was simply exhilarating! And the feeling started when I said “goodbye”.  With each step towards my gate, I was one step closer to another world.  New people, new sites, new food, new everything! It was a moment of freedom and realization, that first goodbye was.  I realized in that moment that my feet would never be still again.

Stop laughing at my much younger self with a scrunchy on top of my head!!! This pic was taken long ago on my first goodbye.

Stop laughing at my much younger self with a scrunchy on top of my head!!! This pic was taken long ago on my first goodbye.

This is where the passion in my soul for designing unique and amazing travel experiences began.  It is the moment I said goodbye the first time that my heart, soul and mind said HELLO to my professional passion.  I could write for hours on why leaving is good for you and those you love.  Why saying goodbye is healthy and can change your perspective.  Why getting a worldview actually enhances your normal, everyday life.  But I won’t write for hours.  Instead, I’ll post again soon a list of how I think travel grows you, makes you better, enhances your life, renews your relationships and expands your heart.

So stay tuned.  And when you’re ready to say “goodbye”, let me know.  I’m quite good at it!

Happy to say Goodbye,

Laura (founder. travel guru. visionary.)

 

(p/s – be sure to check out many of our “goodbye” designs we’ve recently tailored either here at BlissbyLCT or at Luxury Concierge Travel )