Friday, October 26, 2012


   Life can get pretty dark sometimes.  We trip and fall or we fail to duck from some incoming roundhouse punch that flattens us to within an inch of our lives.  And then, with the right inspiration, we surge.
   One of the most difficult things to do is letting go.  We find comfort in habits, even in bad ones.  It takes a lot of courage and strength to shed one life and go into another one, veiled by a fog of uncertainty. 
   Transitions can be painful and filled with unexpected twists and turns that threaten to send us flying back to what we knew, but if we push through... When we push through, we find the reins of our own life in our hands.  Suddenly it's up to us where we go from there.
   I left what I once knew as comfort and home, initially feeling like I was losing everything, but everything is such a relative term.
  The transition has concluded.  I wake up to a new life each morning, surrounded by those who matter to me the most, my support and inspiration, my strength and motivation.
   I ultimately gained so much more than I ever thought possible.  It's made me realize in life, the goal ought to be the journey and not the destination.  We don't know what life is about to throw at us at any given time.  We have nothing but today and what we do, what we feel, is all under our control.
   Now, it's somewhat difficult to remember what was so bad and stressful.  It won't be a forgotten lesson, but that feeling of utter failure, desolation, desperation, along with an urge to give up entirely has left me. 
   I've never truly believed that things happen for a reason until today.  Although it may prove to be little comfort in most situations, life changing events take place when we need that change despite the fact that we're the last ones to realize it.
   There's only one thing to do when you hit a wall: turn around and find another way.  There's only one thing to do when you hit the rock bottom of a hole: get up and climb out of it, back to the light.
   There's only one thing to do when a sea of regret crushes over us: we surge.


  1. I knew you would surge! Never had a doubt. You come from surger parents. A great surger family! It's wonderful to see you in this new mode, having shed the self-doubt and sleepless nights. It will be smooth sailing to the stars for you now!! Great ink, kiddo!!

    1. Thanks Jo, I haven't written in a while. It was time

  2. Love the turn around...and what a great word you've coined to describe's perfect and it's exactly the energy we should feel when embarking on new adventures! This is just what so many need to hear. CHEERS!

  3. Thanks, Chris. I'm so glad you found it uplifting

  4. Like a mushroom, I knew you would pop through one of these days.I think one of the greatest gifts we give one another is a life modelling picking ourselves up and going on. Surge is a lovely word for what often feels a good bit less elegant! Welcome home.

    1. Thank you, Christina for your kind words. It's taken quite an effort to get back. It feels good to be home.