Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 15 - A moment, phrase, or song that has changed your life the most

The power of change is miraculous.

When I graduated from college I used to substitute teach in order to travel. Then I got a real job, moved out and spent the next few years working Monday-Friday and watching life go by. I was aging and consuming and watching life from the haze of everyday working life.

It was a slow process but I realized life could be changed to suit me instead of the other way around. Around that time I was laid off. Thankfully my finances were in order and I decided to see how long I could work from home.

The things that make me happy in 2010 are different from what they were in 2009 and I'm ok with that. Instead of contorting myself into who I was or who I expected myself to become I am feeling it out as I go.

Sometimes its a struggle. Instead of reacting as always, I'm trying to think things over and be in THIS moment instead of the next or the previous. I'm learning to be gentler with my faults and more understanding of those in others.

These days my travels are mostly inwards, over dusty roads I thought were carved in stone.


Angela said...

A most excellent post, my friend.