The Trail Gives Us Direction
There is one thing that the trail provides – direction. You always know you are on the right path. You may side track once-in-a-while and “blue” blaze but you know what direction to head when you get back on the “white” blazed trail. You don’t have to think about losing your way or blazing a new trail.
Recently, I have been struggling to find my path. I am days away from the closing on my house. I have very few earthly possessions left – what will fit in my pack and a few tupperware containers for storage.
My current plan is to travel to Belize for the winter. My hope is to freelance and make enough money to sustain myself. My fear is that I will be homeless and hungry.
The decision to give up my earthly possessions was easy. I tend to make decisions quickly, spending little time considering any consequences. However, the stress of undertaking such a task is overwhelming.
I am in a constant state of confusion.
I need to find my path. Real life doesn’t give us “white” blazes. It gives us a rainbow of blazes and we are expected to figure out which path makes sense for us and those we love.
We get chances. We get to take risks. Sometimes we fail, sometimes we succeed.
I am still uncertain of my path but after typing these few words I know I will be making a few unexpected “right” turns in the coming days. Turns that will allow me to continue this journey authentically and honestly.
To those who have made drastic life changes, I would love to hear your story, your advice and your comments.
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