Journey

Moving through time we imprint the moments of our lives and form journeys. Creating change, explorations, experiences that are forever remembered. Does the word journey bring up trips traveled and experiences you will never forget?

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Today I start on a new journey. A change in direction, a new collection of time that will form my future. Today was my first day of class for the MAT (Masters of Art in Teaching) at MECA (Maine College of Art). I am ecstatic, motivated, and grateful to be able to change my career mid life and get behind something I am so passionate about.

The left side of my mind says, “why didn’t you do this sooner?” And the right side reminds me that life gives us what we need when we need it and this is the right time to invest in the education of our future artists and art lovers.  To completely change my career and go back to school is so scary and makes me feel so vulnerable. But as my favorite inspirational writer Brene Brown would say, to swim in vulnerability is to live and grow.

We can take journeys in our lives that are physical, traveling to a location to experience another place. Or internal journeys, changing our inner compass and discovering new insights about ourselves. I do believe that our physical and internal journeys exist together and when they find alignment with each other we have found our true compass. Our true path.  Collecting our paths from our past  and connecting them to our future is so important. Hence, why my right brain is telling me everything is okay. I needed all my

older paths to find these new ones and guide me.

I think the most important thing we can do is be present on our current path. Pay attention to the detail around you. Feel the earth under your feet, the breathe from your lungs, and the birds overhead. Because this is your journey to remember and to imprint in your mind for your future self. 

What is your current journey? What path are you embracing?