The need for change.

“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.” – Maya Angelou

Have you ever felt so disturbed and uncomfortable from the need to change that you felt like you would do anything to change your scenery? Even if it was such a bizarre and unusual idea to most people? The big question is do you follow that disturbance with the action to change your life or do you continue to do the same thing over and over hoping for different results? Most people don’t change because it is too risky or they don’t want to stand out amongst their peers as “odd” or “crazy”. People generally choose the road with the least amount of resistance. We get so involved with the stories we tell ourselves we actually believe them – we don’t think to question or re-evaluate our lives for change. Most of us move around unconsciously making choices for ourselves that impact our lives tremendously.

Travel for me is a way out of the day to day grind into a different journey.

Each day I will have to consciously decide what I will get out of life each day. The questions I will ask myself is what do I want to go learn today, how can I improve my life for the benefit of my family, how can I help someone else, etc. The best recipe for a great life is to live in the present moment because that is truly all we have. It isn’t our material possessions or the labels we have acquired. It is who we are in the present moment that will make an impact on the next thing. So I ask – what is your next thing? It doesn’t have to be my story in traveling. It can be taking a photography class to further your skills, saying goodbye to that dead relationship that has been hanging over your head for years, spending more time in nature to enjoy the sun, etc.

Time is really the only luxury we have in this world. We need to live every moment intentionally. You are the writer of your own story. What will your story be? Don’t waste anymore time doing something that makes you unhappy. Do what you enjoy even if that means a change needs to happen.


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