Nature, my life, and grounding

I have always been attracted to nature, and have used to ground me throughout my life.  Be it the woods, water, mucking in a stream, ocean, backpacking, later paddling, you name it, I did it.  So when we literally got all of our winter in one weekend in the northeast  I busted out my snowshoes and communed with nature to settle my ADD mind.  It doesn’t matter how long I’m out in nature, my mind calms and I’m able to focus.

boat sledding II winter 2013-2014

Boat Sledding.  Yes it is as fun as it sounds.

I am currently building my future freedom every day, and sometimes that means short-term sacrifices for long-term, sustainable freedom.  It feels indescribably good to finally know where I’m going in life, and what I am going to do with it.  I’ll get to volunteer and give more than I do now, and I’m changing lives in the process.  Most importantly, my own.

I love what I’m able to do with my life now that I never thought possible, and I’m in love with the fact that I will be able to choose to work very soon because I like it not because I have to.

This is kind of a rambling entry, and I use writing to process things.  So, I apologize if this didn’t make sense, but I needed to write this today because of the various levels of emotions I am feeling today.  Writing and nature are two of my favorite outlets, and that’s what makes this blog so fun.

It’s Time

I was
so
Hurt
for
so
Long.

And
I
Held
it.

Like an
Anchor.

Tethered
to
My
Soul.

It’s
time to
Cut
the
Cord.

I
Forgive
You.

I Forgive
You
for the
Yo-yo
I was
on
when
we
were
Kids.

I Forgive
you
for
Crushing
my
spirit.

I Forgive
You
for the
Ten
Years
I
Felt
Scared
to Let
Anyone
in.

Ultimately.
I
Rejoice.

I
Get
Rid of
the
Shit I’ve
Endured.

I’ve
Broken
through
THE
Barrier

To
Greatness.

Set forth
by
Senseless,
pettiness
of
Caustic
people.

It’s
Time
to be
Me.

It’s
Time
to
be
Free
of
this
tether.