Ode to Cafe Aroma

downsized_1227121002I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

-Robert Frost

Gus snuggling next to a book by my friend James Warfield.  A fellow traveler, his book “Roads Less Traveled”, is a composition of photos and journal entries from his adventures.  His beautiful book has shown me what I can do.  Thank you James!

I’m still trying to figure out what road I’m on exactly, I’m still trying to gain my bearings.  Time is now entirely my own, my formal responsibilities have been almost entirely eliminated, and it’s now up to me to navigate through time and space freely.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the infinite possibilities that the days now bring, so I’m trying to take my time, and find my groove with peace and assurance and fulfillment.

Since leaving work, my days have been shared with so many people that I love, family and friends from far and wide.  These days have further proven to me the wonderful relationships I have in my life, and how they all inspire me to be.  The present is so delicate that it is easy to disregard, however, its significance is profound.  Energies are flowing, things are coming together, the foundation is setting for whatever is coming.  I’m realizing that transitions take time and patience, but also that things have a habit of happening overnight.

As I prepare for my travels abroad, I am just trying to take my time to explore and evaluate all avenues.  Everything is still pending, as I wait for details to become more clear.  It’s during all this uncertainty that I have found it’s best for me to take things just one day at a time, and see what each one brings.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road can take you there”–George Harrison