Here we are and it’s July the third already, and I’m sitting and wondering how that happened. Where did June go? I admit to spending the month of June
wallowing in self-pity doing some
serious soul searching, so maybe in the throes of all that emotion, time simply
got away from me.
Last Sunday while returning home from a visit to the other side of the lake, I was in absolute awe of this place I now call home. It’s beautiful in an untamed sort of way, even though there are a lot of people around. It started me to thinking – always a dangerous endeavour – with everything I’ve been blessed with what could there be to make me feel insecure. Unfortunately, if I dwell on this too long I could make a list, but on the surface there isn’t one thing.
When people ask how I came to be here, I usually answer; ‘it’s just the next adventure’. I know that sounds kind of cocky, but I really do believe it. Life is an adventure. One in which we’re meant to experience as much as possible and constantly be in a state of learning, progressing, moving toward some goal. Remember the only way you can ‘coast’ is downhill. I admit that it gets a little harder very year to make that trek up the mountain, but once you reach the summit it all becomes worth it.
I truly believe that there are only two things you can take with you from this life: one is knowledge and wisdom, and the other love. Each are unquantifiable commodities that have the ability to send me into an absolute whirlwind of insecurity, if I let them, BUT they are also the foundation of my existence.
OK, all of that was a little heavy and a verbose way of saying that today I’m not feeling very insecure. Life IS beautiful and meant to be lived to the fullest. It becomes exponentially enhanced when you share it with someone. Yes, it’s scary out there. If you are living life ‘out loud’ you certainly leave yourself open to disappointment and heart break, but you also grant yourself the opportunity and privilege of experience and ‘truth, beauty and most important of all love’.
All you have to do is take the first step. Yeah, maybe you have to step out into the dark, maybe you have to feel your way around for a time, you might even have to create your own light, but if you keep putting one foot in front of the other you just might see that the joy is truly in the journey.
I still might not know where the commas go, but I do know and understand where I belong.
That’s it for today. Not my usual IWSG Post, aren’t you glad? I am.