Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
When I received this prompt in my mailbox this morning, I didn’t really know if I wanted to write a post. How could I pick one moment out of a whole year of 365 days? I am sure I had lots of moments, when I felt most alive. Good moments and bad moments.
I kept going over all the things that happened to me in this past year and was pretty sure that I would pick a moment with my husband or with my niece, with my sister or a good friend. There have been many moments that were absolutely special and that are dear to my heart. In the end, I decided to pick a moment when I was alone. Completely happy and content all by myself.
My mind kept wondering back to one specific day back in August when I spent 24 hours all by myself on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii. I blogged all about it here. It was my first time in Hawaii and I definitely want to go back.
The whole day was an absolute blast, but the moment that I can’t forget and that I replay in my head over and over again was when I felt alive and adventurous and absolutely overwhelmed by the beauty of this earth. I was standing at the top of the Diamond Head Trail and was blown away by the breath-taking view of Waikiki Beach and the neighboring Hawaiian Islands.
My heart was pounding from the strenuous hike, my cheeks were hot and glowing, but the wind felt nice and cool on my skin. I was on top of the world, but at the same time felt insignificantly small. The beauty of the island was completely overwhelming and humbling at the same time.
I want to have more experiences like that. I want to travel more, see more. This world has so much to offer.