There have been more ups and downs than a ride on a roller coaster! There have been people who have traveled quite a lot of the journey with me, and others who have accompanied me for just a part of it. I’ve seen many familiar faces along the way, some who I knew and some who I didn’t. There are also people waiting to join the ride to the next stage! And some of the sights I have seen along the way are simply breathtaking. It’s all very exciting, really!
I’m writing about my journey to get here. Right now.
I’ve written in the past about how important it is to feel good now, to enjoy our time right at this moment. The past is the past, it is done and dusted and we can’t change a thing. The future isn’t here yet, so we can imagine how we would like our future to be. We can actually determine our own future, if we so wish, but everything starts right now. Really though, everything started in the now back then.
I’m not dwelling on the past, but I am remembering each moment as though it acted like a stepping stone to bring me to today. The people who I was destined to meet in days gone by are either still in my physical life, in my memories or have moved on with wherever their lives have taken them. Some of these people may return into my life at some point in the future. Others won’t. Some people have taught me things about myself in ways, which, at the time were very painful. Others have been there for me throughout. But each and every experience I had has brought me up to this point. I can see that every experience I have had should be seen as a lesson. So, I’ve made a few mistakes along the way. I may make them again, I know that I will actually, but each time I make a mistake I learn from it, and know to try better the next time. And the next. And the next.
The places I have visited are still in my memories too. Some no longer exist in the real world, but they live on through my thoughts. And some I may be able to visit again. Some places I dream of visiting in the future. Some I will actually get to… others I won’t. Even if I don’t travel anywhere again, I’ve been here. I can honestly say that being in a good here is a fantastic feeling indeed.
So, I haven’t done that much. So what? I’ve lived. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve moaned. I’ve fought. I’ve learned something. I’ve taught something. I’ve helped. I’ve been helped. I’ve listened. I’ve watched. I’ve admired. I’ve been inspired. I’ve created. I’ve dreamt. I’ve played. I’ve been to both hell and back and to every corner of the vastness of my own imagination… I’ve done more… I’ve had fun… and I’ve got more to do!
I’m here now. What a journey! And looking ahead I can see many roads heading out into the future. I’m on one of those roads right now. The journey from my past that has brought me to here may have just ended, but the journey onwards is just about to begin. I’m going to take it one step at a time. And I’m going to ensure that I enjoy each and every step.