The Journey

a single step
Lau Tzu

My original intention for this post had been to talk about something deep and meaningful…. however after a Skype conversation with M, putting P to bed and then getting distracted with the internet (have you seen this….um talk about a total train wreck), I completely lost the thought process that I had.


Lost forever in the chasms of my mind (poetic, no?).

But I love the quote, have always been a fan of Taoism (can you be a fan of a faith?) and the picture, if I do say so myself is pretty damn cool, so here I sit, starring at the screen, wondering what on earth am I going to write about in regards to ‘the journey’, and it hits me. Actually it was more of a tap on the shoulder kind of thing than an actual ‘bam’ in your face thing, but that’s beside the point.

At this time of year, thousands of young adults are graduating and ahead of them is the next adventure. Some of them will have it all planned out, others (kind of like me back then) figure they will just ‘wing it’ and still others will just take some time to find out who the heck they are. None of these choices are more right or more wrong than the others, but it’s interesting to see how in this day and age, in the land of social media insanity, of Tweets and Posts, Likes and Comments, that today’s youth still face the same struggles I did way, way, way back in the 80’s and 90’s.

I guess in the end it really doesn’t matter if you grew up playing Atari or X-Box, we all go through the same decisions when it comes to what we are going to do with our life. Go to college, take a year off traveling, or take that job. In the end, it really doesn’t matter which road you take, as long as you pick a direction and keep moving.

Because the only mistake you can ever really make is to not try.

Whatever the next chapter of your life contains, embrace it. Warts and all.

Till next time, go on, take that step. Who knows where it might lead.


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