PERU 2012 - Our First Date

In case you didn't know yet. Dan and I met at a retreat he was hosting back in 2012 in Albany, NY. He was a facilitator but broke all rules because he knew he had to make a move 😜. I can't say it was love at first sight but it was definitely chemistry at first sight. After the retreat, me and a girlfriend I had met at this retreat drove down to Georgia to stay with Dan and his family for a week. Keep in mind I was expecting my trip to the US to be 4 weeks. I had made no plans as far as what I would do after this retreat but I let spirit guide my way. After that week in Georgia, Dan and his brother Timothy and another friend, invited my girlfriend and I to go to Peru with them and we said yes. I cancelled my return flight to Denmark and began this trip to South America thinking it would only be a week or so. 5 weeks later I'm still in Peru with these guys. I honestly had no regards for how much money I had or didn't have or what the next step on my journey was. I was IN THE MOMENT following every sign (without consciously knowing so) but looking back, this was very much so the case. 

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This is from a trip a little more than 2 years ago, October 2012 to be exact. I thought I would share some of it with you guys as it was one of my best, if not THE best trip ever. After only knowing Dan for 1 month, we took a trip to Peru. Dan & Tim (his brother) invited Steph & I to join them on a trip to South America and so we did. We only thought it was going to be a 1 week trip but it ended up being 5. It was like speed dating on speed for us. We got to see each other from the best and the worst sides and it brought us that much closer. The memories from Peru will always be with me and it was an amazing start to our relationship. Steph I had also only just met! The same day that I met Dan & his brother for the first time. September 28, 2012.

It's amazing how I look back at my life and often the times I thought were the worst, turned out to be the best memories. Not that this trip was bad, but there were challenging times and I'm not sure I appreciated them as much as I appreciate the memories looking back. It's a reminder to myself as I have plenty of memories of times that I ACTUALLY thought were the worst times of my life, that turned out to be the best memories ever.  I remember my time in Denmark with my best girlfriend at the time. We thought our lives were pathetic and horribly challenging and we even said back then, 'I bet one day we'll look back at this and think it was the best time ever' and sure enough, that's exactly what happened. Thinking back, I can't believe I thought that time was so challenging. It makes me realize how the smallest of moments can become the best if you let them. As Dan likes to say, the crises of today becomes the joke of tomorrow. And it holds true every time.

So...a reminder for ME AND YOU, is to appreciate ever little moment cuz you'll never have another one just like it... 

With Love ❤ , Diana