Thursday, May 6, 2010
Loving this journey
The past few days of my life have unexpectedly interesting, and I have found comfort in accepting it all as part of my journey. Last week I was involved in a four car accident, and although the physical damage to the cars was ugly, thankfully no one was hurt. In a situation that some may have seen as tragic and may have led to discouragement, I felt even more motivated than before. I saw this accident as a distraction, as an attempt to throw me off of my game and cause me to lose focus. In the recent weeks, I've really been feeling like I am taking steps in the right direction on this journey, and instead of allowing this accident to be a road block I see it as a speed bump on this road of my journey. Now I will admit that dealing with the details of the accident has been difficult, and I've felt a bit frustrated and overwhelmed at times since, but I am so thankful that I have not been deterred from my goals or my vision for what I believe is the direction for my journey.
What's interesting is that the days immediately following the accident were milestone moments, which I'll share later (but did include meeting Queen Latifah, a woman I've respected and admired from her days as Khadijah on Living Single). It was in those moments when I embraced the accident as one of those things that had to happen to propel me even further. I am still uncertain of how everything will unfold, and I'll admit that there are times when I'm a little nervous about not having control over everything, but at the same time I am so excited to see how this journey will continue to unfold. When I graduated from college in 2007 I had no clue how the next few years of my life would go. I'm not even sure what my plan was, but the last 3 years (OMG!) have been amazing: from the life altering revelations inspired by my trip to Trinidad that lead to what has now blossomed into Her Journey, which has lead to some amazing opportunities, which include this past weekend's monumental moments in my life, which I know will only get better.
I remember when reading Amy DuBois Barnett's book Get Yours! How to Have Everything You Dreamed of in Life and More, she wrote about her mother's death and mentioned something embracing the full depth of emotions along the entire spectrum, and I couldn't completely understand that, but I now get it. We all know that life includes highs and lows, and the good comes with the bad. It does not always seem ideal, and it is not always evident in the present moment, but embracing all of it as part of the entire journey is when you see the beauty in how it all works together.
Loving the journey...
"Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way."~Author Unknown
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