The best thing I could of done for myself is to push myself to say yes more. We are always taught in life that we have the ability to say no. Say no to things that are stressing you out. Say no to to the people who are toxic for you. Say no to jobs that don’t pay enough and etc… But we’re not taught that we have the ability to say yes. That saying yes can you lead you to the greatest moments that we never thought we could have. Yes, saying no has saved me in my life but saying yes has given me the best memories.
Growing up, I was all about keeping it safe and playing by the rules (I should definitely go back to those ways because I never got myself in trouble. LOL, JK. I like living this way better). But I did, I played it safe until honestly, I read the cheesiest quote on Pinterest ( and yes, I make life decisions on Pinterest).
That one cheesy quote taught me I needed to stop playing it safe and to live more. I was the one where if I had an exam the next day in college but my friends were going out, I chose to stay in and study “all night” (all night in quotes because come on how long does it really take someone to study). It taught me that homework can wait and money will always be there. I realized that you can sleep when you’re dead, or what I figured out, you can sleep in your car during your lunch. It taught me that those moments where you choose to say yes are usually the best moments and memories because they aren’t planned. The moments where you laugh until your belly hurts. The moments where new friendships are made. The moments that you will remember forever.
The girls in the pictures below, Kristina and Jessie, slid into my DMs on Instagram and asked me to go to Vancouver, British Columbia and stay at The Westin Grand. Without hesitation, I said YES. I am not kidding when I tell you, it was one of the best decisions. As soon as these girls walked into the room, we instantly clicked. By saying yes, I made two more friendships. By saying yes, I got to travel out of the country and experience a new culture and get another sweet stamp on my passport. By saying yes, I had the opportunity to stay at one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. I am 100% not lying, when I left the hotel, I felt like I was leaving a little family. The employees at The West Grand made me feel right at home, which is one of the best qualities because traveling alone to a whole new country can be tough. Not to mention, the whole place is so Instagrammable, which is a yes in my book. Also – on the plus side, by saying yes, I devoured some of the most yummiest food at Hendricks (the hotel bar, restaurant and lounge), and you know me with food.
Anyway, what I hope you take away from this is to say yes more. Say yes to your friends and family. Say yes to meeting new people. Say yes to travel. Just say yes ♡ (unless someone asks you to jump off a bridge, definitely don’t say yes).