From within, there is a passion or fire that has continued to burn. It has been there for a long long time. And yet for some time, it had been diminished.
Over these past two years, I've been able to rekindle that fire like I did in my twenties. Like the Phoenix from the ashes, I feel like my best work is yet ahead of me. Luckily my partner has been there for me over these past years to keep me sane.
I wake up each day with an excited hurry to rush out that door and explore. Over these next couple years as I release myself from debt caused by education, buying a home etc I will continue to end this chapter of my life quickly so that I can fly again. I want to travel not once or twice a year but often. Whenever.
Turning 40 has been amazing. I thought creatively it would end after my 20's but just when I least expected it, the magic and sparkle has come back again. The passion was always there. I was just so busy getting muddled up in the game of life that I forgot to keep hope. What happens when you surface above politics? Above debt? Above petty arguments? When all of that daily stuff becomes white noise and no longer matters as much? Travel, here or there, is in my blood. It has been there my entire life and soon all the hard work will pay off.
I lost a friend last year at the young age of 47. I lost a Grandfather at 56. I have friends who have lost parents at 50. Everyday must count from here on out. The video "Try" below begins a two part series about trying and not giving up. Life is work. There are no shortcuts in relationships, work or finances. There are no quick fixes with drugs or miracle weight loss programs. "Try" is also not giving up. And it's also about doing my best in everything I do. Soon, very soon, my wings will unfurl as I continue to make those last steps towards this new chapter of freedom. And adventure.
Stay tuned for the posts "Try" and "Birding Etiquette" over the next two days. More tomorrow....