As we step into another year…
Every year comes and goes and each year, we grow a little more as the time passes. We change a little more as the time passes, and these changes are inevitable. We don’t seem to acknowledge these changes as much as we’d like, until we really let our minds drift to those faded memories of who we once were and who we are today.
The then and the now.
The differences we see within ourselves, in our lives, and the world around us are often not blatantly obvious. They require time: a remedy for nearly everything, be it a broken heart or a mending soul. Time… this free spirited creature with outstretched wings, flying and flying but never landing. Igniting a flame inside us all, filling us with hope and a burning desire for the future — the steadfast faith in the idea of destiny, that someday we’ll end up exactly where we’re supposed to be.
Do not let your flame go out, replaced by the hopeless, empty and dangerous darkness of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the fighter — the warrior deep within your soul — perish in frustration for the life you know you deserve and have not yet been able to attain. The life you desire — the world and the people that you want — they’re yours. They exist. They can be won. Your dreams are rushing, rushing as fast as they can to get to you. To take you by the hand and say, “I’m here, I’m here.”
Live for the now, but also live for the future. For the exciting and the magnificent; for the terrifying and the heartbreaking. This time that you have… it’s all yours; to grow, to heal, to mend and to be mended.
This journey is yours.