It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.
A quote that I have heard almost all my life. Who said it, I don’t know. But I know tonight starts that journey. It’s starts something that will be physical, spiritual, and emotional.
This isn’t just about school. Or learning a new trade. It is about learning about yourselves and who you are as a person.
The last year and a half, I have definitely learned so much about myself, both good and bad. I have learned about the human resilience to overcome great tragedy or the human power, to be drowned by it. I have learned what it truly means when you feel lost beyond hope and to regain that. What love can do to a person for the good and the bad.
And tonight I am embarking on a journey that will bring all that together and so much more.
Tonight a journey begins that will carry me into a new phase of my life. It may break me at first, but I know in the end it will make me stronger, It will give light to my insecurities, to my hopes, my dreams, my doubts, my loves, my passions, my tears, and any positive or negative emotion I may be feeling whether I admit it to myself or not. I will learn to use all of that for the better and hopefully inspire so many more to overcome their own demons.
After all what is life if we don’t share ourselves? Help other’s to inspire to overcome. To triumph.
I won’t say this is the beginning of my life, because to say that would erase everything I have been through. But it is the beginning of a life, a path, a choice, that I have undertaken, to not only weave together all I am, but to love myself as I am. And to take that out into the world, and bring it to others who may rustle with the same demons I do or even worse.
After all if we can not give back to this universe, then how can we ever truly love what we have? How can we ever truly live?
As I was running this morning, I started over on the West side of the park and proceeded to run all the way back, to the Reservoir. I was struck, by the gorgeousness, and peacefulness, right in the middle of all of the bustling that is this city.
I also realized this is not only my life, but my path, and I am ecstatic with that. I may not always be like this, live like this, but for now to be present within my life now, I am so extremely content with that. And that is winning half the battle we have with ourselves.
To be secure in a way we can be proud of, to be secure and love ourselves. That is the greatest gift we can give not only ourselves but others.