After being on a journey of self-exploration for years now, I’ve made massive leaps forward with healing. This progress with healing my body has taken me deeper into myself, and with every twist and turn, I gain understanding about what is and isn’t working for me.
For that reason, I’ve been stepping back from social media. With new scandals, attacks, shootings, and other horrors happening on a regular basis, it’s exhausting to keep speaking out. I don’t have the answers to these societal problems. I wasn’t built for expressing outrage. I’m an upbeat, optimistic person with a good sense of humor, and I’d rather express my true self through my work versus social media, where people seem to be offended by the silliest of things these days.
I realize this isn’t any new observation. I’ve struggled with social media for years, cutting it out entirely between 2011 and 2013. My new goal isn’t to delete my presence from the web but rather to shift the perspective and make my lifestyle a closer match to the dream that’s truest to my heart.
I’ve taken many twists and turns and spun out in so many circles on this creative path. Sometimes I feel like a loser, a failure, a freak. Most of the time, I feel blessed that I’m given these dreams and this inner world that is so beyond description. Blessed to be a rare and strange soul who isn’t afraid to walk alone. In all this time, through so many dizzying circles, I haven’t let my dream die. I’ve carried it with me like a flashlight, turning it on whenever I need hope in the dark of night. Sometimes, I see it like a light shining down on me through the trees, broken by a scatter of branches but there waiting for me whenever I’m ready to climb higher.
Today, I’m choosing to climb. The light is shining bright, and I have more hope than I’ve felt in a long time.
My book, BEYOND MY DYING MIND, is available now on Amazon.
Noland would do anything to save Jasmine. After all, she saved him. But traveling through time to influence the living world has consequences, and if he’s not careful, he might doom them both forever.