Finish this sentence. “Life is ______.”
A few years ago, if you would have asked me to do this, my honest answer probably would have been… “a struggle.” I acknowledge we all go through struggles. Times when life just feels heavy. For me, I was in a time period where my heart was hurting and inside I felt lost.
What I realize is that yes, life was challenging. But looking back now, I can also see how my mind was making it harder than it needed to be — for behind the “unexpected turbulence,” it’s been an adventure all along.
The best adventures have some ups, downs, twists and turns. I was making it even harder by trying to control everything. Moments, outcomes, others’ opinions of me.
I realize now that I feel most alive when I greet the adventure of life with open arms instead of seeking to control it. I’m learning to embody the free spirit of my gypsy soul — no matter what my environment holds. It’s easy to feel free when we are traveling or on an adventure.
But can we embody that same level of freedom wherever we go?
I now see how this is the real joy of life. To see every moment as if we are on one beautiful adventure.
To dance through the moments.
To take every breath as if it’s meant to be savored.
To share every smile or human connection fully present.
To trust the life force within us that carries us forward.
To embrace it all with the heart and mind of an eternal traveler on this surprising, inspiring, precious journey of life. ❤️