About Me

I mean, I'm pretty freakin' cool


I am Akia Merritt, a 26 year old thrill seeker who is always up for an adventure as long as it doesn't involve harming others or things! I enjoy solo travel, talking to strangers, and living out my dreams of having unique experiences around the world. 14 countries and counting and every single one has been perfect in its very own way. Stop Waiting for Friday is a lifestyle brand that represents being bold, balanced, and present. All of these elements brought me to found Stop Waiting 4 Friday and encourage others to live a life of now. Through travel, adventures, and joining me on my journey I invite you to explore with me and hopefully be able to take something from my experiences!