The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” What he failed to mention, however, was how difficult that first step could be. We’ve all been there–knowing where we want to go and how to reach our destination, yet petrified by the thought that once we start there may be no turning back. There is something to be said for the familiarity of complacency- it keeps us emotionally safe and does not hold us accountable for failure. Then again, there is always that looming “what if” game that plays in the mind–it keeps us awake at night and gnaws at us during our boring daily routines.

This is where I am tonight. I stand at the precipice between the safety of routine and the fear of failure. I see where I want to go and I have the road map in my head, but putting that figurative “first foot forward” is quite literally numbing.

Writing. Simple, honest, writing. I want to write what I know, what I learn, what I see and how I feel. I want to share this with the world in the hopes that someone may be inspired by my journey and take their own first step. I want to do this…I need to do this. I need to prove to myself that there is more to life than simple working and paying bills. God gave me the gift of words and I need to make good on that and just…get…writing.

I hope that you join me on this journey–or at least drop in every now and then to say hello.

So there you have it. One step. Many more to go. Let’s see where this journey will go.

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