Don’t worry, you’ll get an update on our adventures soon. We’ve been working on emptying out the apartment, and this next week we will get started on the boat. When I have significant progress or news to share, I definitely will! In the meantime, I’ve wanted to do a post like this for awhile, and the timing seems perfect right now.
(Yes I’ll call you that, because I know that’s what you want to be called. And here’s one little secret–in the not-so-far-future, they will!) I know you feel hopeless right now, and it seems like life is an endless stream of rejection and self-doubt. I will give you some reassurance, but, for reasons you don’t yet understand, I am not going to tell you what is around the bend. You need this journey. You need to see first hand the strength and wisdom that you already possess. But I will tell you that there are changes, just around the corner. BIG changes. Within the next year, you will lose. But, more importantly, you will gain. And both of these changes will set the course for the rest of your life. At this juncture, you think that you know your future. You are relatively sure you know the rather calm path your life will follow. And I can tell you that you’re wrong. You have already discovered the kindness that is a part of your very soul. But you have yet to discover that you have an adventurous spirit as well. You will not lead a pre-determined life. You have more choices at every bend, than you can even comprehend. You will be one of the few people to see all of the choices, and you will use this to create a life that is uniquely yours.
Just wait until you see where you’re going to live when you’re 35! You will never guess…
You want to know if it will get easier. The short answer is yes. The challenges you face now will not persist relentlessly. I know you don’t want to hear this, but it will also get harder. You will face challenges, but you will find the strength within yourself to not only survive them, but to thrive and grow from them.
You will survive, you will thrive, and you will contribute to the world in so many ways that you can’t even imagine.
You will have the opportunity to make every one of your dreams a reality. You share a stronger connection to everything and everyone around you, than you realize. You will make so many true friends, who will be willing to travel to the end of the earth for you. You will experience unconditional love over and over, and it will become even stronger after you finally recognize its presence. I am telling you all of this, that you may have hope. But I don’t want you to do anything differently. The mistakes you will make are only a part of the journey. You will learn so much, grow more than you can fathom, and you will find no room for regret.