This weekend was very unexpected. I went to Miami on a Tuesday, expecting to leave Friday, but I decided to stay the rest of weekend because of a couple of reasons.
Number one: I realized, after all of these years, I've never just went somewhere to take a break from "it all." What better place for an accidental vacation than Miami?
Number two: I was staying at a hostel, which was a brand new experience, and a wonderful one. So many great people were there with a million different stories to share, and everyone wanted to get to know and hang out with each person there. I'm glad I tried it and I'm definitely going to go there again one day.
Number three: My second night there I had two conversations. One person had a younger friend back home who had gotten engaged, and was feeling down because they were still single, with parents who wanted them to get married soon. Needless to say, they felt like something was wrong with themselves and their life because they didn't have it all "figured out yet." I tried to explain to them that they didn't have to have it all figured out and that everyone's life is different. The fact that they had a well paying job, the ability to go on holiday and was healthy was enough figuring out for one day. They smiled and we hugged it out afterwards. The immediate conversation was with my roommate who was asking about my talk, since it was really long and crying was involved. So I explained what happened and their response was, "Be aware, don't care. (Aware what is happening, care enough to act, but not too much to be overwhelmed)." I figured that since I was having conversations and making friends like these, I should stay longer.
While in Miami I had a lot of firsts, other than meeting non-musicians from around the world (I mean, if I meet someone from Munich it's usually music related). I actually decided to do two things I had never done before: walk on a beach barefoot and step into the water at said beach. Yes, up until very recently, I had a disdain for the feeling of sand in my shoe since I was very young, but I allowed myself to forget that for a couple minutes and try it. It wasn't all that bad. Actually, it felt pretty nice. So nice that I walked 2 miles in it. I still don't like sand in my shoe, but barefoot was nice. The next part was harder, but luckily I had a friend to laugh at me while I went through this horrible ordeal. The ocean is really salty, forgot that for some reason. So we stepped down to the water, enough to get one toe wet, then a foot, then an ankle....Let's just say I took my time, but eventually I was basically neck deep in the ocean. I'm glad that I decided to mute my brain's past beliefs and tried something different for a change. Who knew I would actually like it?!?!?
I think this trip was exactly what I needed to refresh myself for the coming seasons, and I fully advise and recommend everyone to take a vacation at some point. Hostels may not be for everyone, but I do recommend that people try it just once in Miami, just to get a feel for it. It just reminded me how enclosed America really is and that there are more good, tolerant and accepting people in the world than we are led to believe. If anything, now I have connections in more countries, and can go to visit if ever I get the chance. Long story short, I had a great time and hopefully your labor day weekend was restful and fun as well.
PS. I saw Fat Joe, Future, Drake (supposedly), and Desiigner.
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