And I decided to no longer be afraid…
Today marks a new beginning on a path to living my best life. I know that if I do not eventually make the decision to start, my best life will be out of my reach forever. At some point I have to make the decision to begin; it will not just happen for me. It requires a consciousness and a commitment and there is no better way to help me not to forget who I decided I wanted to be, than by documenting it.
Upon a quick Google search, “Living my best life” is an entry in www.urbandictionary.com, meaning “having fun or relaxing”, and I see this as a hashtag on social media regularly. This isn’t meant to be one of those facetious appropriations of a term already being used in a mainstream way. This is a genuine attempt at transparency and a documentation of myself as I know myself. And so here I am.
Oprah said “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” And that is what This Fascinating Adventure is about. Living the life of my dreams. Taking pleasure in precious simplicity. Shying away from the acquisition of stuff as a way to show the world my value, and instead being bold enough to know my value, no matter what happens.
This may sound somewhat “woo-woo”, and in truth, it is. I am, most times, quite practical, and I hope to share some of that practicality in my writing, but I also want to share my real self, the one who lives in my body, who loves finding a way to optimize life, to save money, to live with what I need and a few wants, and who also cares very, very much about how to truly connect with others and to love. That, I believe, is why I am here in the first place, and what I think my life’s mission is. I suspect, this is why we are all here.
I have always found it interesting (or dare I say, Fascinating) how humans are tribal by nature—how we cannot survive on our own as young, how we need each other, just for basic survival. Brené Brown defines connection as “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” I need you, and you need me. And I look forward to it so very much.