The Last Note Counts

The Last Note Counts

Decided to share a little wisdom with my little online community today. Something I have learned in the past couple of years and continue to as I get older is the importance of ending on the proper note with people, even if it is a necessity to remove them from your life.

I have been working on this for years, and have only begun to really utilize the curative powers of this in the last year or two. Whether it is a person close to me or just a stranger passing through my life, I am attempting to mend wounds endured or end the negative encounters on a good note. No matter how messy it was getting there, when it comes down to it life has a funny way of making a full circle on us. Even if you do not see a future with a person, they still have the potential to make a reappearance in your life down the road. You never know who may pop back in, and if or when they do, you do not want bad blood over things that in the future will be trivial in the grand scheme of things. I know they may feel huge now, and your blood may be boiling or you do not want to buckle on your view, but that feeling of hugeness inside you now will always fade with time.

When I say, “end on a good note”, that does not mean you have to make amends. You do not have to apologize or compromise your morals for something that you want to continue to stand by, but just do not leave that bridge between you and the person burned. Take a breath, cool off and go back at least to make the amendments of resolution. Do not do it for their sake, but for you own. It truly makes you feel like the better person in a negative situation. Being able to resolve conflict or not holding a grudge, regardless of the other persons feelings, shows a sense of security in oneself and strength. When you do this, regardless of whether or not they have the maturity to leave matters aside to come to a good final note, you have now taken away their reason to speak poorly of you.

When you initiate a positive ending, the justification is gone for them to preach to others why they resent you. It does not reflect well on others to talk ill on you without a sense of real justification of a poor ending. Do not give anyone the power of turning you into something you do not want to be because of a falling out. Swallow an ounce of pride to just say, I am sorry we disagree, or I respect you as a human being, and even though you no longer see each other’s paths crossing again, wish them the best. When you end this way, MEAN IT. It should be sincere because you should want to end on a proper note. It is not compromising you your character and you are not losing the batter by doing so. I think this was the hardest part for me to understand, you are not admitting defeat by agreeing to disagree.

Remember this, we are all the same species. We are all just human beings, that are here for a short time. With that short time that you have, do you want to create a negative environment for people to associate you with, or one that reminds people that we do not all have to be in agreeance, but were all just trying to survive together and we should make it a little less difficult for one another.

Xoxo

-Gabi

 

What is Ranch Bucket Brands?

As many of you already know, I work for this awesome company called Ranch Bucket Brands! It is a company based out of Colorado, where I was born and raised and I absolutely love everything they stand for and what I get to do for my job. Our founder, Brian, originally developed this idea through his passion for photography. His impeccable photography is the focus of all of our products. In my opinion, this gives all of the hats a unique and personal touch. All of our products are homemade, ecofriendly, and can be custom made! My favorite aspect of the brand though is that it is travel inspired. This is what initially drew me to the product because traveling for me, is the best gift that life can offer and to get to do it through my work shows how fortunate I have been through this company. The hats are all made with all repurposed materials and are organic. In today’s day in age we take advantage of everything that we are provided with, not taking a moment to consider how it might be harming our earth. I personally have seen the detrimental effects human kind can have on the environment, specifically watching it occur here in Australia at the Great Barrier Reef, only a few hours from me. Ranch Bucket hats are just one more way we can give back to the environment while still giving to ourselves. Best of both worlds! Another inspiring thing about our company is our mantra. Our mantra is “to encourage people to get outside, get creative, and look great while doing it.” I feel we do quite a good job of this with our brand and our worldly outlook. When it comes down to it though, the main reason I love our brand is the story behind them. Not one is the same, they are individual and unique just like every human being is. They are so easy to wear and there is not a certain type of person that can where them, it is universal. The same hats I wear out with a trendy outfit or just to the grocery store, are the same hats my boyfriend will throw on to go to the beach (he is always stealing my hats). I just thought it was important that as I continue to blog to y’all that you got a little window view into why I joined this rockin’ company! If you have any questions, you can leave a comment below or message me privately, and I will leave a link to the Ranch Bucket Brands website as well just in case you want to check them out or make a purchase!

Xoxo

-Gabi

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10 Reasons I Advocate for, and Am Myself, Traveling Alone

10 Reasons I Advocate for, and Am Myself, Traveling Alone
  • Grow Your Confidence

With no one else around, now you have to be the one to ask that stranger for directions. This is such a sure way to become self-reliant and grow into yourself.

  • Pace

You can move at your own pace. Spend the amount of time you want somewhere or on something. This is a guarantee that you will not get bored with your travels and your sightseeing.

  • Find Yourself

Cheesy… I know but it is true. How are you ever going to know how you act and think without constant influences that have existed throughout your entire life. (This is also the reason I moved away from home for college)

  • Affordable

I understand that traveling is expensive, but when you’re flying solo traveling can be cheaper! There are solo traveling deals all over the place, so I suggest doing research and focusing on being flexible. Since you are traveling alone, you only have one person’s opinion to consider and flexibility can lead to more deals as well.

https://solotravelerworld.com/30-cheap-travel-tricks/

  • Money

Going hand in hand with #4 – when you are young you do not have the money to travel, but when you are older and have the money, you lack the time and ability to enjoy the destinations to the fullest extent.

 

  • The Friendship

It forces you to meet new people you might not have met if you were traveling with a friend or family member. It is so much scarier traveling alone, when you are with someone you rely on them, confide in them, and unfortunately remain in your own bubble not really letting new people or experiences in. When you travel alone it pushes you out of your comfort zone which I think is essential in life to grow and to meet others. The friends you make along the way can be friendships that will last a lifetime and who knows maybe you can learn something from them too.

  • Lack of Judgment

You are presented the opportunity to do things without a voice of reason, (i.e. family or friends telling you no) you become unapologetically free to say and do as you please with no fear of judgement from others.

  • Distancing yourself

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, a cheesy but true statement. If you are not growing fonder, then it probably is not a valuable asset to your life. The people that mean the most will not disappear from your life because you take this time for yourself.

  • Speed

You have no one tagging along that you have to beg to get up early or push to do that wild thing you want to try. Along with pace, you set your own speed, and there is no one to force to keep up.

  • Lessons

Even if you find out you hate being alone, at least now you are aware of what you really want out of this blessing of a world we have been given.

 

I diverge on this final note, from one of my favorite TV shows, “We do not get unlimited chances to have the things we want, and this I know, nothing is worse than missing an opportunity that could change your life.”  Addison Montgomery Greys Anatomy.

Goals for Australia

Goals for Australia

I was thinking as my first week in Australia kicks off, I should outline what my main goals are for the time I have here. A lot of the goals are pretty generic for most twenty somethings no matter the location they reside in, but as I push forward in Australia I would love to get a bit more out of my comfort zone.

  • A Cliché but Goodie: Beach Time

I do not get a beach when I am home. I get a freezing pool and a desert. So, I plan on soaking up as much sun rays, water dives, and sandy toes, as I possibly can. There is something about the water that just has a piece of my heart and always will. I really hope one day to settle down somewhere close to the water. It never ceases to leave me in awe that the ocean is a place that we really know nothing about.

  • Get Good Grades

Although this is about the coolest thing I have ever done, my priority still lies with my education. I am here for school too, and I plan on maintaining the GPA I came with.

  • Create a New Perspective

I want to see things different. I want to appreciate smaller things more and release the trivial ones.

  • Bucket List Check Off

For me personally, there is nothing more satisfying than being able to cross something off one of my many lists I have created for myself. Australia holds a lot of places that have been on my bucket list since I was twelve. While I am here I do really want to be able to check some of those things off the list and be able to experience all I have dreamed of. It will just take me that extra mile on completing my list of big life moments.

  • Live More Carefree

I am a planner. I know in many situations this is not a negative, but the Australian lifestyle and vibe is very laissez faire. I want to learn how to let go and let be, become more spontaneous, and to let go of the reigns every now and then.

  • See the World in a New Way

Hopefully in a more beautiful way too, I feel like I am consistently shown a negative side of people and the world, I am ready to see the good.

  • Lastly, but certainly not least…

I want to get a picture of a Kangaroo in my Ranch Bucket hat! No one can tell me that would not be the coolest cutest thing ever! ~ Inspo by my friend Nathan

 

Lots to do, so little time, but glad to finally be here!