To see the world, things dangerous to come, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
As we coast through into the new year, the question to always come up over conversation coupled with cocktails and scrumptious cuisines is “what are your new years resolutions?”
The new year always seems a new opportunity for everyone to initiate change but the real change only comes if you choose to move on from the person you were last year. Its difficult to identify the parts of you that need improvement, call it ego, or downright selfishness, its human nature to think we’re awesome just the way we are. However, I for a fact can say that I will definitely walk into 2016 being no ounce of the person I was in 2015.
Its not about change, its about moving on.
As the world’s worst goal setter because discouragement is real when not all are achieved. Sometimes setting a single goal, one lonely new year resolution for 2016 might just be the way to go . . . for 2016 its, the quote above from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Its almost impossible to find the purpose of life but the little to big adventures you take, the risks you make, the lessons you learn, the experiences you put yourself in, the love you fall into, the friendships you make, the heartbreaks you suffer, the places you visit and the little things that inspire you . . . they are all choices you make that get you a little closer to understanding the purpose of your life.
I read a blog post that puts this goal into words. . . its gets a little biblical towards the end but the beginning couldn’t hold more true because over the course of a year people lose the ability to connect with people and the world around, only because you involve yourself with people, things and places that didn’t move you forward but rather kept you stationary.
I don’t want to be stationary, I want to engage. Engage with the world around me and the beautiful people that fill it on a level that makes me feel, draw closer and perhaps maybe even see behind walls. I want to travel further, capture more moments, write more stories and share worlds between with the people I meet along the way.
Here’s to moving on. With the enthusiasm, plans and opportunities I have for myself, this is the year for adventure, happiness and love.
And I wish nothing less for you.
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa || January 2016