Wednesday, July 3, 2013


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.

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  1. I feel the same way this month- where the heck did the time go? Our summer just started and it's already 4th of July!

    I have been praying for you- and this big transition- but it sounds like you are doing just FINE. Better than fine. You sound wonderful. SO glad to hear it and read this ISWG post.

  2. You can't enjoy the joys if you're not willing to risk the sorrows.
    We only take knowledge and love with us - I like that.

  3. I'm so glad things are working out for you! May and June were both tough months for me, so I'm looking at them in the rear view mirror. But they sure did go by kind of fast.

  4. I love your post. Those first steps can be huge.

  5. Thanks for the post! It has a little something for everyone. Acknowledging the struggles and hoping for the future. It makes all those insecurities seem pretty small!

    My favorite line... the only way you can 'coast' is downhill.

    Yeah that is so not where I want to go. Let's bring the pain :)

  6. What a beautiful post. So much of what you said has hit home with me. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and nice to meet you too!

  7. As a person who lives out loud, I completely feel your words, thoughts and emotions. I honestly feel though, by sharing these feelings no matter how much it makes us vulnerable, it helps someone else who just cant allow themselves the same. Good work!

  8. I enjoyed your post so much. And I love the thought that the only way you can 'coast' is downhill. That says so much to me! Thanks!

  9. I think all the sunshine is making everyone very happy.

  10. I agree with you. One step at the time and you'll see what matters is the journey. I'm starting to enjoy mine, instead of suffering it. Learning is good but learning with a smile is far better. Excellent post!

  11. I wish that summer clock would slow down. I have too much to accomplish before the end of summer. BUT I"ll listen to your post and try for a good attitude. Your photo is beautiful

  12. I am lovin' all the love and these comments so far. Thank you all.

    I'm glad to see that I am not alone if that feeling of time speeding up to such an insane pace.

  13. Your joy of Life comes through every word. What a wonderful place you live in, not only physically but mentally as well.
    CD Coffelt ponders at Spirit Called
    And critiques at UnicornBell

  14. Huntreee - Thank you very much. glad you felt that.

  15. Not every IWSG post has to be about insecurities. How you overcome them is just as relevant! :)

  16. OMG, I'm so soaking in your energy and happiness right now. Thank you for the uplifting post.

  17. NITRO ~

    >>... we’re meant to experience as much as possible and constantly be in a state of learning, progressing, moving toward some goal.

    Yeah, and the goal I’m moving toward right now is in the refrigerator. It has twelve ounces in it and is 6.5% alcohol by volume.

    That is unless I change horses in midstream and pour myself some ‘Cruzan’ Banana Rum and RC cola instead.

    >>... but if you keep putting one foot in front of the other you just might see that.... THE JOY IS TRULY IN THE JOURNEY.

    Michael Card couldn’t have said (or sung) it better.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

  18. It's kind of nice to read this post today. IWSG is about insecurities - like my many, many...oh let's not count them - but it's also about giving high fives and good vibes. Thanks for this post today :-)

  19. It sounds like you're in a very good place right now. I'm glad for you.

  20. can i just hang out with you and we can be in lala-land together? i'll bring the snacks!! :)~~

  21. I believe there was a universal pall during June (some of it sloshed over from May, I believe). But I'm ready to climb the mountain again. It seems you are, too.

    See you at the top.

  22. More thanks for the kind comments.

    STMc = Thanks for the song, it brought a tear to my eye.

    cleem - I agree, seems a lot o folks were kinda low in June.

  23. "Remember the only way you can ‘coast’ is downhill." You always inspire me, Farawayeyes. Thank you.


  24. Truly, it is a profound message to appreciate what you got, and where your are in life. Life is an adventure.