Don't Wait, Just Do It!

This year, I decided that I’m not gonna wait but just do what I wanna do when I wanna do. The first week of 2019 is gone, but I’ve already accomplished two things:

  1. Trip to Gangneung to watch the first sunrise of 2019

  2. Trip to Hiroshima to participate in my friend Rika’s workshop

1. Trip to Gangneung to Watch the First Sunrise of 2019:

For some reason, I was feeling very strongly that the year of 2019 will be a very special year for me both personally and professionally, and I had this urge to watch the first sunrise. I told myself “Book a hotel, and drive to Gangneung, Tomomi!” I searched a hotel room with an ocean view, and although the price was high because it was so last-minute, I wanted to make the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day special, so I just clicked the “book” button. And on the morning of December 31, I headed East and started driving to Gangneung with my boys. On January 1st, I was able to watch the beautiful first sunrise. It was so powerful. It was so divine. I confirmed that it is VERY important to do what you want when you want it.

2. Trip to Hiroshima to Participate in My Friend’s Workshop

My friend Rika, who lives in LA, told me she’s coming back to Hiroshima and she’ll offer a goal-setting workshop during her stay in January, so I decided I should just book flights to participate. It was a two-hour workshop, and I felt a bit hesitant about a little pricey plane tickets than usual, but I thought it was an extremely rare and valuable opportunity to participate in her workshop. So, I booked the tickets. I was able to meet wonderful people in her workshop, so I’m so glad I did made the decision and actually came.

These two trips were the bigger examples of me just doing what I wanna do when I wanna do, but I have been trying to make smaller decisions and act on them also. Before the workshop day, Rika, her friend and I decided we’ll visit Shimane Prefecture to learn about Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine Site and Izumo Taisha Shrine. So, we did. Another small decision making example is that I have this weird fear of buying clothes, so I usually don’t go shopping, but I bought two sweaters that I felt I want them. While I was in Hiroshima, I was able to just do what I wanna do. I don’t wait for anything. Just do it.

This is very important in life. Decision making and acting on them. Being able to decide and commit the date and what I’m gonna do, and delivering it will give me confidence. I don’t have to wait for no one, I don’t have to wait for the right timing, when I wanna do it, that’s the right timing.

Don’t wait, just do it.

My ThoughtsTomomi Kumai