Today I walked through a door.

“There is no paycheck that can equal the feeling of contentment that comes from being the person you are meant to be.”

Oprah Winfrey

Life does not wait for you to catch up. It moves and it grows. It continues relentlessly on its path. It is up to us to follow and maybe, just maybe, we can lead. If we work hard and accept that complacency is not an option, maybe we can control it. We can shape it into what we want it to be. What we need it to be. What we deserve it to be.

I left my job after 9 years. That is a long time. A long time of building relationships. Learning new skills and improving on old ones. A long time of showing up everyday and doing the best damn job I could do. And then one day I decided it was time to walk out that door. And my life’s path changed direction. But. It’s not slowing down. It’s still moving. And growing. So must I.

I am so incredibly excited to follow this new path. This fast moving, out of control life’s path. But not so out of control if you really thing of it. I moved the path. Me. I decided. I control that path. We all control our path. Sometimes we just don’t realize it. Sometimes it moves so fast all we can do is try to keep up. And those days are okay too.

Today, this is my path. Mine. And I will direct it and I will determine the speed and the grace at which it moves. I own my path and it will be a good path. A strong and sure path that invites guests to travel it with me. And I am so incredibly excited to have our paths join from time to time. So incredibly grateful that your path and my path bump into each other. For however long. I am grateful.

Life is full of challenges and I choose to walk into them. Face them. Look them in the eye. For me there is no longer any other way.

Today I walked through a door. It won’t be the last one.

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