The journey is the reward. – Zen proverb

I often feel like a child and learning things for the first time. Sometimes scared, but trying to be excited and delighted by all I learn about myself. I am on a journey of discovery about myself and the world around me. Trying to find where I “fit”–mostly in myself. I have three beautiful sweet animals–two loving cats, and a gorgeous, cuddly dog. I love crafting, gardening, blogging, discovering, learning, having my great friends, a good family, walking my spiritual journey, and so on. This blog is my written story of my own growth. Where I’ll end up, I have no idea, but I have faith that it’ll be the best! Favorite saying I’ve ever heard “You’re swimming in it baby!”

Swimming:  It’s almost like a spiritual thing.  Once you get into the rhythm, you become part of the water.  It’s a completely relaxing, cleansing experience.  You get into this zone.  It’s hard to describe–you’re not thrashing against it, and it feels like you can go on forever.  – Anne Glusker


The Journey 

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice–though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles.  “Mend my life!” each voice cried.  But you didn’t stop.  You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundation, though their melancholy was terrible.  It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones.  But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world determined to do the only think you could do–determined to save the only life you could save.  
– Mary Oliver

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.  – Ursula K. LeGuin


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