“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” – Tom Peters
I almost did. I actually was doing it and my husband stopped me at the last moment.
Our guestbook on our wedding was an atlas book. People were supposed to give us travel destinations and advices for the future, but mostly we got sweet wishes. Few people though showed us on maps some nice places to visit. One anonymously invited us to what we thought was Senegal, but we wasn’t sure who it was. Until last week.
Last Wednesday we were invited to join our friends to trip to The Gambia. We always wanted to visit Africa, but we didn’t think it would be possible any time soon. My husband doesn’t have anymore any holidays left, so he immediately had to say no. And I did the same, not wanting to go alone. Only at home I started to think about it. About the opportunity that presented itself just like this. That if I miss it I will be very disappointed actually. Because opportunities like this don’t knock on the door that often.
“The trouble with opportunity is, it never announces when it comes. It’s only after it’s gone, you’d realize that you missed it.” – Uday Kotak
My lovely husband didn’t want me to miss this, so he kept convincing me to go. He said that it’s a great opportunity, that I must make lots of great photos and memories and just enjoy it to the fullest just like he would do id he could go. He’s amazing by the way. So I asked for holidays at work. Next day got positive answer (no vacation days left, but they will let me go anyway, to not miss this chance – good people there, very good).
And I am going to The Gambia! With friends, that are amazing enough to invite me to join them. I am extremely grateful and excited!
“If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you.” – Simon Sinek