Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking… 🙂
( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )
Diary, “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart and mind, I usually make the right decision” and “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Journey of Self Discovery…
What I am
Who I want to be
Am I just a stranger in this dinosaur world,
or my is existence limited to rest ,eat and pee.
Every day is a new day ,
I try to discover myself,
The identity crisis lulls over me,
In calm, yet monstrous glee,
Failing to find what exactly constitutes my being.
One day I want to be a doctor,
Other day an engineer,
Or even a scientist,
The society decides my ambition,
What career to pursue is guided by secure future norms,
They say I have a lunatics mind,
Persuade my mother to put some sense into me.
Enough is said,
I my setting on a journey of my own,
The mistakes I make shall be mine,
The regrets shall be my defined,
Its fall or rise,
Time will play a key role,
As Frost said,
I have an option of two paths ahead of me,
One pre decided by my ancestors,
less risky and challenging,
Other of my own,
I decide to take the less traveled one,
To mark on journey of my own.
Well, it is a Tuesday morning… somewhat quiet, foggy and cool… without winter white or spring green a rather bleak looking day… 🙂
But change is in the winds, another storm approaching from the west, should be rain…
But the temperature will be close enough I am preparing for possible ice… I have learned to prepare for the worst and then should it happen, I am ready… I have learned a good many things over time… 🙂
I have learned that building ones life is like building a house…. “A house that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of difficulties and conflict , a house built with a closed mind, insincerity and haste will collapse in a mere breeze of discontent.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller )
I have learned that life is like the Boston Marathon… one does not just start running but take the time to prepare for the event, to set ones goals.. “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ (Mark van Doren) and that speed is not important but to follow ones goals to the finish line..
I have learned to accept one as to how one’s spirit believes who/what they are, avoid social labels…
“I believe gender is a spectrum, and I fall somewhere between Channing Tatum and Winnie the Pooh.” ( Stephen Colbert)
I have learned that there is a element of world’s society that will stop at nothing to prevent one from following one’s dreams, to be what and whom one wishes to be… I have learned never to allow those voices to intimidate one to quit living one’s life, to follow one’s dream…
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victors cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when your hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit!
I have learned that as long as one tries to live up to the expectations of others instead of being true to oneself, one will never be free…. “Becoming free is learning about yourself; the scared and the insecure, the brilliant and the bold. Embrace both and the journey is yours and yours alone. No longer are you following another’s directions and your path and purpose will present themselves. Only then might you find another wandering soul doing the same thing, who can walk with you but on their own journey. All of a sudden you might find a shared passion and a wrinkled map on the trail that makes sense.” (Riitta Klint)
I have learned that while a many cherish their material wealth, I am more wealthy than they will ever be…
A Wealthy Dreamer Am I…
I’m far richer than the rich
Wealthier than the wealthy by far,
I have gold in the sun
I have silver in the star.
I have dreams that I follow
That are more precious than gold,
As I venture through life
Eagerly watching, the dreams unfold.
I have diamonds, too many to count
With each new fallen snow,
As I see each one sparkle
While basking in the suns glow.
The mornings bring nature’s painting
Priceless, a portrait of the sky,
Impossible to duplicate
Even though many did try.
Each bloom of the red rose
A ruby, one of a kind,
With the bloom of the white rose
A pearl comes to mind.
Money have I little
But wealth I have got,
But I don’t fit in with
The wealthy and rich lot.
But I’m not going to change
A wealthy dreamer I’ll stay,
Until the rivers, they all run dry
Until the four winds, they all blow away.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller 8-10-2018)
I have learned that sometimes I tend to ramble on so I had better close for now (is that cheering I hear? 🙂 ).. I have some more learning to do for as a teacher once told me “the day I need not gather anymore knowledge was the day of my funeral”… 🙂 but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…
Well, I am not sure how much more time destiny has planned for me in this mortal world, but however long it may be I have learned to follow my heart and to live my life my way… 🙂