In the last few years, my perspective has changed dramatically. Once upon a time, I believed that all my decisions had been made and the future held only more stagnation. It was like I was a participant in some organized game with the only object being to “land” on particular spaces in a mostly consistent order. You know, college – travel – meet – marry – have beautiful babies – focus all attention and assets on the growing children – feel alone in the chaos – stay quiet and still.
Once that game ended, I could have easily been cast adrift, but I’m not really a rudderless kind of woman. Instead, I’ve been discovering parts of myself I didn’t know existed. Life has changed so much! I’ve been challenging myself physically and have felt myself being pushed creatively and professionally like never before. I feel alive every day.
The comforts of yesterday have been knocked off my personal map by new waves of inspiration and excitement and I no longer wake up and wonder what’s on the other side of the ocean. Instead, I look around and see the sky, the sun, the moon, the light, the clouds…all sorts of things which compel me to want to look closer and explore.
I can’t speak for Columbus, but, for me, it is definitely about the journey.