The Oxford English dictionary defines journey as: ‘an act of travelling from one place to another, especially when they are far apart’. Over the past 12 months I have been on a journey on an emotional rollercoaster. This time last year I was employed at an executive level in a job I enjoyed and wasContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Journeys – an anonymous blog”
The journey we walk with ourselves internally, is as interesting and insightful, as the journey we walk with others externally.
Gratitude is a shield against existential dread…
Once we’d established that our birthdays were on the same day, it was fixed: we were now best friends for life.
Of everything she’s done in life, this is the achievement she is most proud of.
I lied. Guilt. Overpowering guilt. Not just any lie. A lie to my parents.
So let’s focus on becoming successful, in whatever we are doing, rather than being successful. Success is not a destination but the journey we are on. The growth is in the struggle, the learning is in the endeavour. Let’s also remember that we set our own goals and determine our own success criteria.
It’s taken me years to realise that fitting in is not the goal. Honesty is more important than fitting in.
I am afraid too, but I’d never admit it. So with heart beating in my chest, I traipse off into the darkness of the cabin to sort out the situation.
I discovered the Daily Writing Challenge – a community of people online who knew nothing of my circumstances but were continually kind and encouraging in their comments and responses. This community of kind people who I had never met gave me something positive to think about at a time when I needed it most.