For years, I have expressed my desire to become a travel blogger, to become a freelance writer, become a photographer, to do more, be more, live more. I was always waiting for that magical future date that I would be able to start doing all of those things. Excuses ruled me: When I have the time… When I have the money… When I’m done with this or that… Meanwhile, my life was being filled up with frustration, complaining, and overall unhappiness. There was always a reason to put off chasing my dreams.
These “GUIDING LIGHTS” told me to wake up. Their teachings had me asking myself, “What are you waiting for?” Their guidance taught me that all we really have is THIS moment, right here, right now. Time, as it pertains to the past and future, is an illusion. Whether it be minutes from now or years ago, all we really have is right here, right now. I was taught that what I choose to do in this moment… to feel, to think…that is my purpose. This moment is the only moment that can take me where I want to go. That overwhelming pile of laundry or dishes you keep putting off will not get any smaller or less overwhelming until you just start doing it. That dream you keep putting off until tomorrow will never come true unless you start taking the steps to reach it. The road may be long and windy, but it’s only impossible if you keep choosing to “work on it later”.
I get it now. That new understanding has brought me here, writing this post, creating this website. I’m a long way from perfect, but with a little guidance, I can learn to live a happy IMPERFECT life. I will travel, and I will write, and I will BE. My hope is that you, too, may be as profoundly influenced as I have been. Please click on the sub-menus to view some of my GUIDING LIGHTS. They could prove to be yours!