Wow. For those who know what kind of journey I’ve been on, know exactly what I mean when I say…holy shit, I’m here.
Although there were several times when I didn’t think I’d make it, numerous times I gave up, and others, when I became extremely lazy, none of that shit matters. Meg is here. And, I’m not going anywhere, that’s for damn sure.
After someone embarks on a journey of rediscovery, there isn’t an option of going back. If it’s a true journey, there isn’t room in your life for the old you.
“Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” Haruki Murakami
You see…I’ve adapted self-love, self-worth and confidence; those things didn’t exist before. I like who I am now. Sadly, I don’t really care for who I was before. But, I’m working hard to become someone I can be proud of. I want to be a role model for my children.
Unfortunately, that is going to take time. And I’m not the most patient person anymore. Ironically, most people become more patient as they get older. I, however, have lost patience. Another obstacle I’m trying to overcome.
So, I’m living one day at a time, famous advice of my father. Dear friend. Mentor. Role model. Confidant.
Some days are great. Others, not so much. But, that’s okay because it makes the good days that much better; also another lesson I’ve learned lately. I’ve always appreciated the “little things in life,” thanks to my parents, but now I’m beginning to define the moments, too.
And, that is beautiful.
Living in the present, truly enjoying the moments. The experiences. Others enrich our journey, add to the experiences. But, we’re writing our own story, with characters, settings, and plots to enrich it.
That’s why I began this blog. Not just to serve as my platform as a writer but to share my journey with others. I’ve been inspired by many people I’ve encountered along the way. I’m shaped as the person I am due to so many amazing connections. I’m grateful and truly humbled.
Now I have a real purpose for my blog. Before, I knew I wanted to write. Work on my craft. After a very special encounter with a couple on a roadtrip of their own, I have discovered what I want to write about with this blog.
The bloggers I follow have inspired me by their crazy adventures of cave expeditions, mountain hikes, globetrotting, food discoveries, talented photographs, and many more moments. I am taking the next few years to prepare myself to backpack across Europe for an entire year. A dream of mine as a twenty-year-old but now I know it’s never too late!
After the last year or more, I believe enough in MYSELF to do just about anything. I have finished two manuscripts of a three-book series and I’m working on the third. I’ve lost 50 pounds. Most importantly, though, I’m finally happy with myself. Without that, no one is ever truly happy with their lives.
As much research and preparation this is going to entail, I plan to start locally with my crazy road trips and camp and hike throughout the good ole USA. The physical part has already begun but there will be a lot of investment, lessons, physical and mental tests of endurance. However, I’m more than ready.
Thank you to those who are following this crazy journey of mine. Thank you to those who support me even if you don’t understand or accept it.
And thanks to my new followers; I will need a lot of advice along the way! Live your journey as you see fit because I plan to live mine with as many moments that take my breath away.