The Big Payoff

I know exactly where I’m going. And I know how to get there. But this isn’t the first time I’ve tried to make the journey.

I’ve set out before with a road map and a bag full of aspirations. One minute the sun was shining almost too bright. The next hour there was a gale force wind storm that blew rain on my parade. I championed forward anyway, until I found out that my map didn’t have alternate routes to get around roadblocks. The road actually morphed into something I wasn’t prepared for. I couldn’t keep my feet steady. My bag of aspirations proved to be of no more value than a bag of trinkets. I couldn’t use the little I had with me to transform the landscape. I didn’t even know how to look for clues of how to use what I carried. What I brought with me couldn’t feed me; it couldn’t quench my thirst. My small possessions did give me a hint of reassurance, but no strength to survive.

This time it’s going to be different! This time I checked the weather, I packed for sustenance sake, and well now there’s Google Maps (aka my life philosophies) to act as a trusty guide. I don’t mind my hair getting wet in the rain or my skin getting darker in the sun (an umbrella can work for both of those occasions). I can appreciate what the elements bring. I have experienced enough roadblocks to know that I will come across one, but I’ve also climbed enough mountains to know how to overcome adversity. I have put myself in situations where an ounce of preparation would have been the pound of provision I needed; therefore, this time I thought about my practical necessities needed to survive.

There’s one more thing that makes my current journey different. I have purposed in my heart that one-way or another, I am going to be a paid writer!


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