An Italian New Year’s and a European Resolution

An Italian New Year’s and a European Resolution

As most are reflecting on the 2013 at this point and their goals for 2014, I’ve come to realize a huge lesson that I want to take with me in the new year.

Italians have taught me that life is an adventure and that you can truly choose to live it however you please. It really doesn’t matter what is the “typical” way of doing things, what American’s deem as acceptable or unacceptable. If you want to go to Asia, go to Asia. If you want to fall in love, fall in love. If you want to become a football player, become a football player.

They are ballsy and fearless and I just love it and want to live my life like that.

I’ve also realized that I am starting to become the person I’ve always wanted to become- starting to form habits I’ve always talked about and never actually did, starting to truly take everything and everyone in and live intentionally.

I’ve realized that not one thing is more important in your life than another. To focus your whole life on your career and all of your days, you are leaving no room for family, enjoyment and the mysterious of God to let loose into your heart.

The one lesson that I want to take with me into the New Year and encourage you to reflect on is that

You can’t create the future without living in the present.

And life is too short to not be ballsy.

Read more about Ashley’s New Year’s Eve experience in Italy, on her blog…

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