“Life is a journey, not a destination” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
My journey home starts today. I will finally board my flight back to New York. It has been quite a ride. Never have I experienced a full range of emotions so often and sudden that I wonder how the I made it through. I have learned so much about myself during the time I have wandered that I can now confidently face the future.
The reason why I left was simple. I wanted to find myself. I wanted to find out what I am capable of and I cannot do that if I always had a support system by my side. I know most people did not understand why I had to leave. It is for this reason I am in awe as to why people can love someone as flawed as me.
The road was long and cold and I couldn’t have survived what I did if I had no intention of coming back. My family and friends kept me sane. I knew I had to be better than what I was before. I had to earn a second chance.
I am now coming home. It has been a long year. I cannot express my deepest gratitude for the support through the toughest times of my life.
I am coming home.
This post was inspired by Writing 101’s Day 18: A map as your muse. I wasn’t able to do it during that day thanks to life but I found awesome inspiration in the book I just finished reading called The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith. I want to write a proper book review for it so I won’t spoil much and will keep it short by saying that the book is about long distance almost relationships. Talk about complicated!
It feels so good to be inspired. I hope everyone is having an awesome day! 🙂