Later on this evening, I’m about to embark on a life long journey. It didn’t take long for me to decide on pursuing this but I knew that I needed to do this for myself no matter what. It’s something I never thought I would ever do; the one thing I’ve always wanted to try but I somehow convinced myself that it’s too late and that I didn’t deserve it. I can’t believe that I spent many years doubting my capabilities but I’m here now and I can’t wait to begin.
Today marks the beginning of a dream I’ve put on hold for so long. I feel so determined this time. There’s something so special about this journey. I prepared myself for the solitary work involved in all of this. This task may even take me years to master. I know that this journey will require many hours of focus, dedication, patience and courage from me but I’m more than willing to put in the work for all the future pleasures this will bring. I know that there will be times when I would want to give up but I know that I carry with me plenty of resolve to push me through the most difficult times.
I have no more time to waste and I have come to learn that time really does fly and it goes by no matter what we decide to do with it. The best time to make a change is now. The decisions we make today will determine our tomorrow. I knew that this journey will require a lot from me financially too but I’m more than willing to invest in me this time and really, now more than ever. I’ve spent many years of my life investing my money in other people; helping them financially whenever they asked for my support. I thought that helping others would mean that they too will have my back when I needed them but I was very wrong. Not only was I not repaid financially (I never asked for the money to be paid back anyway) but to add more insult, I was also abandoned and left behind when I was no longer needed.
That’s the thing with people sometimes… They can certainly turn around and say ‘I don’t love you anymore.’ and that can sometimes make us feel like we don’t love ourselves anymore either. I have also come to realise that when we invest in ourselves and fully commit ourselves to doing things in order to become better than what we are, our achievements will lift us up. Those achievements can never be taken away by anyone. When we hone our skills and talents, we feel a sense of pride and respect for ourselves and those things will never turn around and say ‘I don’t love you anymore.’
I’m looking forward to this journey of a lifetime and and I am so grateful to even be given a chance to do this.
I also look forward to sharing my journey with you in the future but for now, I’d rather keep the full details of it to myself.
It’s also important to remember that not every journey we take needs to be announced.
Not everyone will be happy and supportive of you.