Today was my last day of vacation. Bright and early tomorrow, I will put the tires to the road again and head back home. Back to the grind. Back to ‘normal.’ I have never been to Kentucky, or anywhere that far south, but I was told it is absolutely beautiful – and what I was told was correct!. There are so many places that I am fortunate to see and visit due to my career and significant other, that I am not sure I would have gotten the chance otherwise. For that, I am truly grateful. As cheesy as it sounds, I am at a point on this tour where I am recognizing the importance of not taking anything for grated and making sure that I take advantage of every awesome opportunity given to me – and I am being given a ton of new opportunities. In life in general, we shouldn’t take anything for granted. What we have in one moment could be gone in the very next. Yes, it is important to look into the future and plan accordingly, but we also need to pay attention and give proper affection to the people and things that are right in front of us. Tell the people that surround you how you feel today. Don’t take them for granted or lose the opportunity you are given to spend time with them. Life is short. Take advantage.