Journeys

 β€œIt is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

No, unfortunately, not real journeys. While I’d love to take an actual trip, that’s just not going to happen mid-pandemic. 
But the journey of self-discovery is going strong. I feel like I’ve spent the last few years really trying to identify who I am at my core. 
I also feel like I’m a bit old to be doing this. 
Then again, did I really have the insight, the experiences, the knowledge, needed for this (occasionally arduous) journey 20 years ago? 
Probably not. 
Yet now, with a birthday behind me this weekend (more on that later this week…), it seems as though the path to self-discovery, the journey of trying to figure myself out, may finally be leading to some actual knowledge. 
I am finally comfortable with who I am. 
I know what I like, and what I don’t. 
I know what I want. I know how to get it. 
And I also know that any timeline I put on that process is going to be ripped to shreds sooner rather than later. 
It’s funny how the Universe provides the tools for whatever you need at this moment… as I go further down this road, this path, of learning who I am, I received a book in the mail from a mentor and friend. 
It’s a workbook for self-discovery, using prompts that ask the reader / writer / explorer of self to consider past experiences, and consider what the future might bring (And, of course, what one wants to see in that future). 
I also purchased another workbook on writing my life story. 
To say that these two go together is likely stating the obvious. But I’m good at that! πŸ™‚ 
Anyway… it will be an intriguing process as, over the next months and years, I consider what was, what is, and what will be. I’m eager to see where this leads – to become even more comfortable with who I am, and who I will be. 
Sorry for the esoteric Monday morning post… hopefully back to more regular programming soon. πŸ˜‰ 

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