“I know this simple fact to be true, for I myself have abandoned people who did not want me to go, and I myself have been abandoned by those whom I begged to stay.”
It’s an undeniable reality, such has been the way of my life.
I believe people come in and out of our lives to teach us lessons, about love, ourselves, and each other. And even though at times it hasn’t been the easiest to deal with, I guess its made me who I am today.
Life on this planet is a spectacular thing, and it’s a joy to be starting what will be the longest span of travel I’ve ever undertaken.
Today is only the beginning.
And what a wonderful feeling it is; the sign on the road reads a “New Direction” and the possibilities — endless. I can’t say how long it’ll last, maybe a few months to a year, possibly more. All that really matters is that I keep living the way I want, to go as far as my imagination and determination will allow.
We take so much for granted, all of us, not remembering we only have one chance at this world, one life. You can make your life the dream you want, you can, you just have to fight for it.
I know… platitudes. I don’t believe in any of that garbage either. All I do know, is that I’ve been waiting for this dream — entwined in this very countdown —for an incredibly long time now.
I’ve been waiting my entire life for it. And now, at long last, it’s finally here…
To my family and friends, I will be reminded of you every single day. I love each of you, and will miss you all dearly.