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  • Writer's pictureSamuel Main

Moments in life.

This moment is so clear for me.

8:15pm, June 20th, 2022.

First up, a full day at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, Africa, seeing animals like elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, buffalo and so much more, in their natural habitat and enjoying the experience of a safari.

From one bucket list item, to a 4* hotel in the middle of nowhere.

You know, one of those places where you have to drive on a bumpy road until your ribs start to hurt.

This luxury hotel started with dancing and a ritual display from the local Masai tribe, whilst drinking wine and eating a surplus of calories.

Hopefully, you can visualise the peace, the contentment and the gratitude of this day so far.

What made this uniquely special was witnessing my first ever shooting star.

It was truly a once in a lifetime moment.

One that’ll hopefully stay with me forever.

In a fancy hotel, in Africa, solo, sitting under the stars and embracing the moment.

You see, it can become so easy to get stuck in a cycle or unwillingly become a participant in the rat race, losing track of days, weeks, years and simply trying to get by day by day.

Especially with how difficult times are for some right now.

But these moments like the shooting star are important too.

Occasionally, you have to break the cycle.

  • Take the day off.

  • Book the flight.

  • Make the phone call.

  • Dance in the rain.

Those moments, those stories, those special times are what makes all the other sacrifices worthwhile.

If you are like me, and have been putting your foot on the pedal for a long time, maybe it is time to take a break, change your scene and reset.

My goal in life is to continue to collect these moments.

Continue to thrive in every area of my life.

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll be as fun to sit around the fire sharing stories as my inspirations, Luke & Patrick are.

Keep collecting these moments my friends.

Stay well.

Samuel Main

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