It’s been a while. Life has a funny way of taking over sometimes and before you know it the time just goes by.
One may say what is 230? Today is day 230 out of 365.
It’s hard to believe sometimes how fast this year is going. It truly feels like just yesterday the year started.
Sometimes time moves so fast that we really need to stop ourselves just to reflect.
I’ve been doing that a lot lately. Thinking about what I’ve been, still going, and have yet to go through and even though at times when I felt I wouldn’t make it I kept going.
There is a lesson in everything and everyday. Sometimes we may not see it right there and then and sometimes we do. We meet new people. Reach new milestones. Experience new things. Make new memories, etc. The key to those things is within us to want to choose those things.
So with only 135 days or chapters left in this book, the question for us all is, what will we make of it? Will we keep making memories? Reach new milestones? Keep striving to become a better person every day? The answers only lie within you!
“I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”-Oprah Winfrey
May we all continue to gain the courage needed so that we may follow our own dreams.
I will not get into specifics but I wanted to say this, that each day or time, may be significant to one or another, for varies reasons.
For some it may be a beginning. Others, an end. For me, it’s neither a beginning or an end but a memory. Sometimes, with memories, we may not know how to feel or deal with the memory. Maybe, we wanted things to turn out different. Maybe, we don’t know how to move on from the memory. In either case, the picture that is posted is very significant.
It was sent to me by someone who will always be in my life no matter what or how the road turns or how bad the darkness may get. It was sent as a reminder that though there may have been a storm, what comes after may be just as beautiful. That picture shows light. Sometimes, things may seem dark but as I wrote before, at some point if you allow, there will be beauty beyond the storm and darkness.
In harmony with talking about darkness and seeing beauty, I will leave you all with this excerpt from what I think is my favorite book now
“i kept running away from my darkness until i understood that in it i would find my freedom” by Yung Pueblo-inward
So if the road turned without you seeing it, or maybe you did see the turn but didn’t imagine it to take you in a certain direction, and things seem blurry or dark, wait for it.
It’s been a little over a week since I’ve been back from what hopefully one day will be my home. I still haven’t unpacked because unpacking will make it seem so final.
My trip, while short, was wonderful and relaxing. I got to spend time with family which for most, is always great.
I went to surprise my brother and boy was he surprised. My brother is the second man I came to love when I came into this place we call a world. He reminds me a lot of my father so I guess that is why I have always been drawn to him.
The weather was great. Rained just a little bit on one of the days but then it turned into a nice sunny day.
The trip made me have a chance to really think about what I want in life and the changes that I need to make in order to get them. While being with my family was great, it was even greater being on the plane up above from it all. Flying has always been something I marvel at because you’re seeing the clouds and the sun rising and setting. It is something that is beautiful beyond words.
While there I did get to take some pictures in which I will share. Some may have seen them already but for those who didn’t, hope you enjoy.
Since I have been into quote these days, I will leave you guys with this one.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…..” -Dr. Seuss