My daddy would often caution me about losing oneself in a job, a goal, life’s work & passions. I understood why then & daily I’m reminded of it now.
Everywhere I look I see people investing more of themselves into what they do & who they desire to become rather than investing in the people that surround them, the ones that love them.
He believed there was a balance & so do I. However, I don’t see people seeking balance, but rather success. It becomes an ugly addiction.
You’ll have to tell me once you’ve reached your goal, your job has peaked, you became who you desire to be….Was it worth it?
Worth it to lose the love & relationships of the people that loved you while you were too busy working towards what you call success?!
To be honest, I probably won’t even be around to find out if the risk & sacrifice was worth it….
I took some time away from writing for a while. I didn’t necessarily plan it that way. It just so happened that every time I would pick up a pen or my laptop, I would realize that my thoughts were inhibited.
I was in a meditative state of mind and body and beginning to enjoy it. I didn’t want to fight what was happening; instead I happily welcomed it while I braced myself for an adventure I was secretly scared to death of.
It was my season to stop and listen rather than speak and share. A beautiful madness ensued. Time fluttered by rapidly full of good, bad, and ugly, but it was also preciously exquisite.
I’m currently and will forever be learning how to balance all that I am and all that give.
It’s now time for me to write again. In my madness, inspiring miracles have taken place.
Like everyone, I have a story to tell and write is what I’ll do. My next posts will be a series of chapters from my experiences and all that I encountered.
After reading some of my words my brothers mockingly and somehow lovingly tease me for my dramatic method of writing. My response is simple and quick…I was a drama major, what do you expect!?
To all of you that mutter the same, go ahead and mock, it won’t be the first time someone laughs at me, nor the last.
These are not my words, but those that have been given to me to share with anyone desiring to hear a story that is raw, one that will make you deal with something you’ve been ignoring. This story may make you angry or perhaps gives you hope. It is an endless adventure that is void of fluff, yet full of love.
Until my next entry, God speed and love without boundaries. Kindness breeds kindness. I dare you to act in it.