Okay. So I made a bold decision.
I'm going to say yes this year. Starting today.
Yes to spending more time with friends. Yes to going out even though I'm tired. Yes to traveling. Yes to new places. Yes to things I've never tried. Yes to dates and brunches and nights with no sleep and work the next morning. Yes to meeting new people and yes to trying things that scare me. Yes to asking for what I want and working hard and earning what I'm dreaming about.
“You have to go to Israel.” “It’s a life-changing experience.” “You’ll never forget it.” “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance.”
I recently got back from a 7-day trip to Israel. Before I went, all I heard was how amazing Birthright was – from my whole two Jewish friends. They waxed poetic about the friends they made while they were over there, the things they saw, how in touch with their spirituality they felt when they got back. But I wasn’t sure I really believed them. I mean, how much can you change in 7 days?