What do You Believe In Signs or Coincidences?
I’ve been pondering many random thoughts lately, therefore this is going to be a random post.
My mind has been on overdrive lately throwing various questions about life, directions and meaning my way.
I feel a magnetic force pulling me inward to explore the depths of my being and take a closer look at why it functions the way it does.
I see clear signs daily of entering a new fresh, exciting, thought-provoking journey.
The signs are everywhere in the blogs that are enticing me, the posts I am reading or randomly coming across and the people I am drawn to. A change is underway.
The signs are real and if I’ve learned anything through my years of travel is that signs are not to be ignored.
Recently after reading Sean Ogle’s To Blog or Not To Blog and then coming across John’s recent post over @MotoVagabond, I started pondering even more what direction I am heading in and what exactly I expect from myself in regards to this blog.
When I started this blog it was and still is for my own personal growth as an outlet for my own creativity, a way to free my thoughts, be vulnerable and grow.
Through this first phase of blogging I’ve now realized that I want to learn more about the technical aspects of blogs such as design, code and what have you. New passions are emerging and that is all part of this amazing experience.
Already on this short journey I’ve learned so much and have met some really interesting people along the way.
But all of a sudden I feel a pull away from where I was originally heading and from things I originally related to.
I feel like a new page has turned, I have learned what needed to be learned initially and now I must move forward to the next phase if I want to continue to grow.
I feel like I’m entering a new dimension of life, where everything is changing so fast and chaotic but still pulling me in this inward direction to search what and who I can find.
“You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
In my life so far I’ve spent more time exploring my outer world and throwing caution to the wind and forging forward. It has gotten me where I am today and I’ve loved every moment of it. This nomadic existence makes up the fibers of my being and will continue to guide me.
However, I think there comes a time in everyone’s journey when we must stop and really take a look inward and not only see our passions and goals but dig deeper to the very core of our being.
I don’t want to push myself to write multiple posts because that is what is somehow expected. I’m seeing some bloggers fall into this trap and it turns content that was once great into mediocre.
I want to write because I have something that needs to be freed from my soul, something that I feel will benefit me to release. If in turn that inspires someone who reads my blog then that’s all part of the magic.
So here I go on my quest for truth. Truth for myself and my ideals. I don’t want to be constrained by invisible deadlines as I am the master of this experiment.
To be quite honest until recently coming across a few different writers that ooze personality, truth, vulnerability and real enthusiasm I was becoming disillusioned. I think it’s easy for a lot of bloggers to fall into the rut of wanting to please their audience which in the end defeats the purpose and the reason why the reader showed up in the first place.
That was until I serendipitously came across what I needed to. The following people are a welcomed influence on my path and have helped to open my eyes to:
- Pushing the boundaries and starting a Revolution like Tessa. I’ve only recently come across her blog but it looks like this girl is going places literally and physically.
- Losing yourself in the beauty of simple words and pictures like Jeanine @ Wonderings and Wanderings when she feels so inclined to share with us.
- Going deeper and starting to ponder what has meaning for you like Quinn in her Peacock Parlor.
- Jumping both feet into a New World like Mykel is talking about over @ b. planet
- The art of kindness like Andrea is teaching @ Inside Thread
I guess the people who are inspiring me are the ones who are really just being themselves, integrity intact and it’s shining through in their writing and actions. They follow their own schedule.
Will I stop following them if they are motivated to only post once a month? NO! Because that’s not the point. The point is I only want to read posts from them that show they are being true to themselves and not feeling forced to meet some imaginary quota.
As I continue my journey in the weeks to come I see many changes in the air with this blog and with my own life. It’s soon time to pack up and head back to the Greek Island where our evolving business Fresko awaits us for the summer. I’m also excited about taking in some French Culture and seeing Paris through the lens of my camera as my husband and I escape to France for a while.
I can’t say on what days I may write a post or even what I might be inspired to write about but isn’t that the beauty of traveling inward and allowing your true self to emerge.
I guess what I’m getting at and accepting as well as inviting into my life is mystery of the unknown.
I just don’t know where I’m headed and to be honest I don’t want to know because then that would mean I would be following some set path and isn’t that what we are all trying to get away from-a schedule that doesn’t come from your soul but more out of a need to satisfy imaginary reactions of others.
Yes Change is in the air and it feels Real and damn Good.
“There’s no secret to Balance, you just have to feel the waves.”~Frank Herbert