Chapter Four: Adventures Are Worth Taking 

What is an adventure? Most people think it’s exploring different countries. But what if I told you adventures can happen everywhere you go?

This summer I’ve decided to explore parts of my city that I haven’t had the chance to see. I’m just thinking about how fascinating it will be to see a different side of home. To look upon fields and bridges. People and establishments. Parks and pools. That I never knew existed. 

Adventures take place on many levels. And some of those levels intersect. You see, while I’m exploring all these new places, I will be exploring myself. Bringing out parts of me I didn’t know existed or didn’t know how to allow to exist. 

You don’t have to go hundred, thousands, or millions of miles away to have new experiences. So don’t let anything stop you. Go out and see the world, starting with the one you think you know so well. 

Take pictures and videos. Make so many memories they have to fight for long term memory storage. 

Find yourself. Each layer. In every place you see. 

Adventures are worth taking. Take at least one and soon you won’t be able to stay put. 

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Chapter Three: When It Rains, It Rains Until It Stops

How long?

Every day won’t be perfect. Every week won’t be splendid. So what are we doing to make the most of it?

The last two weeks have been a roller coaster for me. And, sadly, for the most part I’ve let it get the best of me. 

I’ve meditated and had time to myself. I’ve attempted to talk about things and nothing seemed to work. 

But here’s the thing. I thought I was doing things to help work through whatever was going on but I was really just working against nature. 

You can’t have good days without bad ones. And when you have bad ones you need to listen to your body. You need to align yourself. I spent a lot of time these last couple of weeks taking care of others. Making sure they were okay and happy and staying positive. So much so that I forgot about myself. 

We cannot give what we do not have. 

So this week I’m working meditating the right way. Instead of saying, “Oh my word there are so many bad vibes inside me get them out!” I’m going to allow myself to feel and then allow myself to sort my emotions out. And then I will allow those bad vibes to flow easily and freely out. It does no good to spend time with yourself if you don’t know how to take care of and talk to yourself. 

It stops raining when you realize you have control over the storm. And you realize you have control over the storm when you can fully grasp the idea that how we experience things shapes who we are and how we react. 

Learn from the storm. Learn to weather it. Learn to still sow seeds in the midst of it. Learn to still bear good fruit in spite of it. 

You got this!

It stops raining when you realize you’re amazing and have so much power inside of you. And don’t trip if it takes you a while to get yourself together. It’s not a race.