Boy, this world we live in can get a little crazy sometimes. We often get busy and preoccupied in our own heads and to-do lists that we tend to lose the moment as it’s happening.
Our focus has turned to memories of the past or worries and hopes for the future. I’ve found that just sitting, looking around, and enjoying the simplicity of the moment feels wonderfully basic and easy.
Now, as I return home after 13 years on my own Odyssey, I’ve realized that the ripeness of the adventure pales when compared to the beauty of comfortable familiarity.
I’m the same person I was when I was 18, after having gone through a seemingly emotional and education circle. Life really does have a way of guiding us to retrace the tracks we’ve laid many times before.
I’m a little more educated, but a lot wiser, and realized many times that the more I’ve learned, the more I know nothing.
But a weird feeling has recently developed. One of safety and calmness. One that says, “Stop trying so hard and just let go.”
The irony in that, however, is that it can often be harder to let go than trying hard in the first place. But, I’ll tell you this much for certain: it’s the letting go that’s allowed me to form and strengthen the best relationships I’ve ever had, produce the best work I ever have, and be afforded the most opportunities I’ve ever received.
So yes, I’m going to continue letting go, follow my heart and my gut more than my head, and see where I end up.
I can’t explain it but I’m happier and more confident in my life than I’ve ever been.
I’m looking forward to this new chapter, and writing a few more pages every day.